Political Violence in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam: From Holy War to Modern Terror (Paperback)

Political Violence in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam: From Holy War to Modern Terror By Jonathan Fine Cover Image
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This analysis of the evolution of religious political violence outlines the differences between secular and religious political violence, on ideological, strategic, and tactical levels before comparing the concept of Holy War in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Lastly, it shows how modern radical monotheistic religious groups interpret and manipulate their religious sources and ideas to advocate their political agendas, including the practice of violence. A unique comparative study of religious political violence across Judaism, Islam, and Christianity, this text features many international case studies from the Crusades to the Arab Spring.

About the Author


Jonathan Fine is a senior researcher at the International Institute for Counter Terrorism and an assistant professor at the Lauder School of Government at the Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya).
Product Details
ISBN: 9781442247550
ISBN-10: 144224755X
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Publication Date: March 26th, 2015
Pages: 274
Language: English