Holy Terrors Second Edition

Holy Terrors  Second Edition
Publisher University of Chicago Press
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Category Religion
Total Pages 190
ISBN 9780226482071
Rating 3/5 from 1 reviews
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It is tempting to regard the perpetrators of the September 11th terrorist attacks as evil incarnate. But their motives, as Bruce Lincoln’s acclaimed Holy Terrors makes clear, were profoundly and intensely religious. Thus what we need after the events of 9/11, Lincoln argues, is greater clarity about what we take religion to be. Holy Terrors begins with a gripping dissection of the instruction manual given to each of the 9/11 hijackers. In their evocation of passages from the Quran, we learn how the terrorists justified acts of destruction and mass murder “in the name of God, the most merciful, the most compassionate.” Lincoln then offers a provocative comparison of President Bush’s October 7, 2001 speech announcing U.S. military action in Afghanistan alongside the videotaped speech released by Osama bin Laden just a few hours later. As Lincoln authoritatively demonstrates, a close analysis of the rhetoric used by leaders as different as George W. Bush and Osama bin Laden—as well as Mohamed Atta and even Jerry Falwell—betrays startling similarities. These commonalities have considerable implications for our understanding of religion and its interrelationships with politics and culture in a postcolonial world, implications that Lincoln draws out with skill and sensitivity. With a chapter new to this edition, “Theses on Religion and Violence,” Holy Terrors remains one of the essential books on September 11 and a classic study on the character of religion. “Modernity has ended twice: in its Marxist form in 1989 Berlin, and in its liberal form on September 11, 2001. In order to understand such major historical changes we need both large-scale and focused analyses—a combination seldom to be found in one volume. But here Bruce Lincoln . . . has given us just such a mix of discrete and large-picture analysis.”—Stephen Healey, Christian Century “From time to time there appears a work . . . that serves to focus the wide-ranging, often contentious discussion of religion’s significance within broader cultural dynamics. Bruce Lincoln’s Holy Terrors is one such text. . . . Anyone still struggling toward a more nuanced comprehension of 9/11 would do well to spend time with this book.”—Theodore Pulcini, Middle East Journal

Holy Terrors  Second Edition
  • Author : Bruce Lincoln
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2010-03-15

It is tempting to regard the perpetrators of the September 11th terrorist attacks as evil incarnate. But their motives, as Bruce Lincoln’s acclaimed Holy Terrors makes clear, were profoundly and intensely religious. Thus what we need after the events of 9/11, Lincoln argues, is greater clarity about what we take

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Holy Terrors
  • Author : Janetta Rebold Benton
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1997-01

A fresh and irresistible history of gargoyles-a society of stone creatures perched high above the workaday world. Includes an invaluable guide to gargoyle sites throughout western Europe.

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The Holy Terrors  Les Enfants Terribles
  • Author : Jean Cocteau
  • Publisher : New Directions Publishing
  • Release Date : 1966-01-17

Cocteau's novel Les Enfants Terribles, which was first published in 1929, holds an undisputed place among the classics of modern fiction. Written in a French style that long defied successful translation—Cocteau was always a poet no matter what we was writing—the book came into its own for English-language readers

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Les Enfants Terribles
  • Author : Jean Cocteau
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2011-07-07

A tragedy about the power of the imagination and the strange, claustrophobic world of childhood. At home, Paul shares a private world with his sister Elisabeth, a world from which parents are tacitly excluded. Their room is where the Game is played, the Game being their own bizarre version of

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Holy Terrors
  • Author : Diana Taylor,Roselyn Costantino
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release Date : 2003-12-03

Holy Terrors presents exemplary original work by fourteen of Latin America’s foremost contemporary women theatre and performance artists. Many of the pieces—including one-act plays, manifestos, and lyrics—appear in English for the first time. From Griselda Gambaro, Argentina's most widely recognized playwright, to such renowned performers as Brazil's

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Holy Terrors
  • Author : Arthur Machen
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-03-28

Young Joseph Last, having finally gone down from Oxford, wondered a good deal what he was to do next and for the years following next. He was an orphan from early boyhood, both his parents having died of typhoid within a few days of each other when Joseph was ten

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Holy Terror
  • Author : Bob Colacello
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2014-03-11

In the 1960s, Andy Warhol’s paintings redefined modern art. His films provoked heated controversy, and his Factory was a hangout for the avant-garde. In the 1970s, after Valerie Solanas’s attempt on his life, Warhol become more entrepreneurial, aligning himself with the rich and famous. Bob Colacello, the editor

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Holy Terrors
  • Author : D. M. Greenwood
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1999

An act of violence at St Veep's Girls' school and a disturbing incident at a South London Comprehensive, seem at first to be unrelated. But Deacon Theodora Braithwaite soon discovers an irresistible link. And, as she moves between the contrasting worlds of Kensington, the multicultural parish of Sylvester's and finally

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The Holy Terror
  • Author : H.G. Wells
  • Publisher : Gateway
  • Release Date : 2017-04-30

When Cook's newborn baby entered the world, he had nothing but hope for its future. However, it was immediately clear that this was no ordinary child - it's murderous screams seemed a dark portent. As it grew, things only got worse, and the child's mother began to despair. The new

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Holy Terrors
  • Author : Michael Clemenger
  • Publisher : The O'Brien Press
  • Release Date : 2014-08-27

‘Which of us do you prefer?’ As a baby, Michael Clemenger was handed over to the unloving care of a religious-run children’s home. Aged eight, he was transferred to St Joseph’s Industrial School in Tralee, Co. Kerry. Chosen as their ‘favourite’ by two Christian Brothers, Michael endured years

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Holy Terrors
  • Author : Bruce Lincoln
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2003-10-01

In the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks, it is tempting to regard their perpetrators as evil incarnate. But their motives, as Bruce Lincoln shows in this timely offering, were profoundly and intensely religious. What we need, then, after September 11 is greater clarity about what we take religion to be.

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Bad Seeds and Holy Terrors
  • Author : Dominic Lennard
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release Date : 2014-10-09

Examines the complexities and contradictions that arise when the monsters in the movies are children. Since the 1950s, children have provided some of horror’s most effective and enduring villains, from dainty psychopath Rhoda Penmark of The Bad Seed (1956) and spectacularly possessed Regan MacNeil of The Exorcist (1973) to psychic ghost-girl

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The Holy Terror
  • Author : Herbert George Wells
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1939

Read online The Holy Terror written by Herbert George Wells, published by which was released on 1939. Download full The Holy Terror Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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Holy Terrors Illustrated
  • Author : Arthur Machen
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-10-30

Young Joseph Last, having finally gone down from Oxford, wondered a good deal what he was to do next and for the years following next. He was an orphan from early boyhood, both his parents having died of typhoid within a few days of each other when Joseph was ten

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Holy War  Martyrdom  and Terror
  • Author : Philippe Buc
  • Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
  • Release Date : 2015-02-24

Holy War, Martyrdom, and Terror examines the ways that Christian theology has shaped centuries of conflict from the Jewish-Roman War of late antiquity through the First Crusade, the French Revolution, and up to the Iraq War. By isolating one factor among the many forces that converge in war—the essential

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