Terrorist’s Creed

Fanatical Violence and the Human Need for Meaning

  • Roger Griffin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
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    Pages 24-46
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    Pages 67-87
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    Pages 111-136
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    Pages 137-157
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    Pages 173-194
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 222-270

About this book


Terrorist's Creed casts a penetrating beam of empathetic understanding into the disturbing and murky psychological world of fanatical violence, explaining how the fanaticism it demands stems from the profoundly human need to imbue existence with meaning and transcendence.


Islamism nature politics psychology terrorism violence war

Authors and affiliations

  • Roger Griffin
    • 1
  1. 1.Oxford Brookes UniversityLondon

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2012
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-31701-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-28472-3
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