Dying for Heaven: Holy Pleasure and Suicide Bombers - Why the Best Qualities of Religion Are Also Its Most Dangerous

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In Dying for Heaven, Georgetown scholar and advisor to the defense community Ariel Glucklich explains the religious motivation of terrorism. This provocative work of political science argues that the very best qualities of religion—its ability to make people feel good and bring them together—are in fact its most dangerous. Glucklich, author of Sacred Pain and Climbing Chamundi Hill, offers a new understanding of religion and provides a vision for preventing further religiously-inspired violence.

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Religion and the Motivation Behind Terrorism

Dying for Heaven reveals a groundbreaking theory of religion andreligious destructiveness, providing the key for understanding thereligious drive to self-destruct, and offering a new vision forpreventing further religiously inspired violence.

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Ariel Glucklich is a professor at Georgetown University. He is the author ofSacred Pain: Hurting the Body for the Sake of the Soul, Climbing Chamundi Hill, and The Strides of Vishnu.

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