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A List Of Websites That Discuss Religious ExtremismUnited Nations Report -- UN dicussion on eliminating all forms of religious extremism.
David Hartman: The rise of religious extremism « Shalom Hartman -- Video about changes in Jewish religious extremism.
Social Science Research Counci -- Interview with John Esposito on democracy and religious extremism.
Wikipedia -- General Overview about Extremism.
All Academic -- Article entitled "Terrorism, Tyranny, and Religious Extremism as Collective Activity: Beyond the Deviant, Psychological, and Power Mystiques".
ReligionWriter.com -- Newsfeed about religious extremism and political developments .
Center for Independent Stuides -- Book entitled "Do Secular Societies Promote Religious Extremism?" .
South Asia Analysis Group -- Article focusing on Turkmenistan and how it has avoided religious extremism.
RELIGIOUS EXTREMISM THREATENS ALL
The roots of religious extremism in Mexico
Democracy and Religious Extremism from ssrc.org
The Ross Report: Religious Extremism
Religious extrimist: Dispatches from the Culture War
Religious extremism from Witherspoonsociety
Roots of religious extremism Courier Press
Nigeria: Challenge of Religious Extremism
Religion and Religious Extremism
Religious Extremism: The Good, The Bad, and The Deadly
Religious Extremist Bangladesh
Religious Intelligence news in the U.K.
Religious Extremism and Militancy in the Pashtun Areas of Afghanistan and Pakistan
Stephen Sizer: Building Community to Defeat Extremism
Religious extremism on the rise: UN
Religious Extremism in Ethiopia
About the book: "Hyperreligiosity: Identifying and Overcoming Patterns of Religious Dysfunction."
The word Hyperreligiosity is related to "religiosity" which is the outward form of religion. People make a distinction between religiosity and spirituality, spirituality being the embodiment of virtue. Hyperreligiosity is when the outward forms and other aspects of religion become life disabling. There is a direct connection between hyperreligiosity and terrorism or destructive cults. Hyperreligiosity is the ill-fitting grasp of the role of religion and God in one's life. It is the disability that can lead to isolation from others because one thinks God is vengeful and punishing. Others who do not practice religion the same way are believed to be contaminating to the hyperreligious person, and this belief fights the drive to what are considered historic descriptions of authentic spirituality.
There is a timely nature of this work, as religious extremism is in the news every night. The author's hope is that the ideas in this book will become assimilated so that people drawn to acting out in religious extremism will have other perspectives to consider.
This book is instrumental for understanding why people join destructive cults. This book bridges the gap between psychological understanding and the spiritual drive. Each one done separately is usually disregarded by the audience drawn more to the other. That is, people writing on a secular psychological level do not always take into account historically important spiritual goals. But the most dangerous situation is when people with a religious drive are not instructed on the dangers of what can happen to people who are very religious and have some imbalances. This book describes how these imbalances manifest and how they can be overcome.
Psychologists can't agree on the spelling of the mental illness known as hyperreligiosity. It can either be spelled as, "hyper-religiousity," "hyper-religiosity," "hyperreligiosity," or "hyperreligiousity," and each spelling is used in google by doctors. Hyperreligiosity is at the root of the need to join destructive cults and blinds people to the goals of true spirituality. This book examines the root causes of why a person can believe that a small group can be the only one to have the answer to the greatest questions on earth.
Hyperreligiosity is the ill-fitting grasp of the role of religion and God in one's life. It is the disability that can lead to killing in the name of God, or isolation from others in the name of religion. One often sees reports in the news about people who have done various criminal acts because they believe they were guided by God to do so. The tone of this work is at once both psychological and spiritual. He uses basic language that draws on psychology to construct an analysis of the problem that takes into account the many positive aspects of religion.
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