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dc.contributor.authorGregg, Heather S.
dc.dateApril 11-14, 2013
dc.date.accessioned2015-09-30T00:47:18Z
dc.date.available2015-09-30T00:47:18Z
dc.date.issued2013-04
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/46762
dc.descriptionPrepared for the ASREC Conference, April 11-14, 2013, Washington, DCen_US
dc.description.abstractThis article presents three different causal arguments for religious activism—social movements, fundamentalism, and Cosmic War—and the conditions under which religiously motivated violence occur. These three causal arguments offer a spectrum of goals within religious activism, ranging from challenging social practices and government policies, to defending specific interpretations and practices of the faith, to hastening the apocalypse. Furthermore, each of these theories proposes different ways that religion becomes involved in social, political and religious activism and the conditions under which groups use violence to further their goals. The article concludes by suggesting countermeasures for each type of religious activism.en_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleSocial Movements, Fundamentalists, and Cosmic Warriors: Three Theories of Religious Activism and Violenceen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDefense Analysisen_US


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