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Martyrdom: The Psychology, Theology, and Politics of Self-Sacrifice


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März 2004

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

Martyrdom is a controversial and disputed concept. Just as religion is often hijacked by politics, martyrdom is frequently ascribed to a narrow, partisan, and parochial foundation. This is the first book to present varied views on the topic of martyrdom, reaching beyond cliches and simplistic explanations to provoke deep consideration of the essential nature of human beings and society. The volume's authors--experts in the disciplines of psychology, theology, and politics--examine martyrdom in thoughtful and thought-provoking chapters.

Portrait

Rona M. Fields is a senior associate in clinical practice in Washington, D.C., and has served as adjunct professor at the American School of Professional Psychology in Virginia and assistant professor of Sociology at Clark University. She was a contributor to The Psychology of Terrorism (Praeger, 2002).

Pressestimmen

"A very timely and authoritative work with content that ranges from memory and neuropsychology to the social psychology of violence. The contributors present comprehensive and readable syntheses of the subject from the perspectives of their respective disciplines. The final section, a Conversation, presents a stimulating cross-disciplinary analysis of the subject matter that helps to provide a meaningful integration of the theoretical and research finding."-Charles D. Spielberger Director, Center for Research in Behavioral Medicine and Health Psychology University of South Florida
EAN: 9780275979935
ISBN: 0275979938
Untertitel: 'Contemporary Psychology (Praeg'. Empfohlen von 1 bis 17 Jahren. New. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: PRAEGER FREDERICK A
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2004
Seitenanzahl: 208 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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