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Holy Terrors: Thinking About Religion After September 11, 2nd Edition

 
 
 
 
Holy Terrors: Thinking About Religion After September 11, 2nd Edition
Author: Bruce Lincoln
ISBN 13: 9780226482033
ISBN 10: 226482030
Edition: 2nd
Publisher: The University Of Chicago Press
Publication Date: 2006-06-15
Format: Paperback
Pages: 190
List Price: $17.00
 
 

It is tempting to view the perpetrators of the September 11 terrorist attacks as evil incarnate. But their motives, as Bruce Lincoln reveals in this insightful offering, were profoundly and intensely religious. What we need now, he argues, is greater clarity about what we take religion to be. With great rigor and incisiveness, Holy Terrors sorts through the details and the religious rhetoric of September 11—in the highjackers' instructions, George W. Bush's national address, Osama bin Laden's videotaped reply, and Pat Robertson's notorious interview with Jerry Falwell-and examines their implications for our understanding of religion and its interrelationships with politics and culture.