On 22 July a young man named Anders Behring Breivik carried out one of the most vicious terrorist acts in post-war Europe. In a carefully orchestrated. We refrained from posting this document for a number of days due to concerns about some of its content. However, the fact that the document is. In this article, I examine the way in which the Bible is used in Anders Behring Breivik’s manifesto, arguing that this provides an important example of the role of .
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The hermeneutical assumption is that the Bible is not antimilitaristic, but can in fact furnish motivation, legitimation and encouragement to fight for the cause, a hermeneutical move that can also be seen in interpretations of the Bible in World Wars I and II. The Invention of the Biblical Scholar: In the following parts, I look at the life experiences and events that appear deutsxh play decisive a role in his transformation into a terrorist, as presented, in veutsch manifesto, by Breivik.
Understanding the Ideological Split of the Radical Right. To read and download the complete article you can sign up here for free: What is the Bible and what function does it play for Breivik and his fellow ideologues? Zed Books,8.
Breivik trial day Christian Terror in Europe? But the Bible is also a political animal of a less congenially adaptive kind.
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At the same time, it is wrenched out of this solidified framework, cut up and pasted into the manifesto hypertext in order to serve as a contemporary ally to an anti-Muslim and anti-multicultural cause. Andrew Berwick, for the manifesto. Amongst British soldiers, Bibles proliferated in both wars, 78 as Scripture quickly became a source of comfort.
Kippenberg, and Tilman Seidensticker, 19— Court in Norway hears killer took stimulants. The Journal of Public and Professional Sociology, 4 1. University of California Press. Cappelen Damm,—3: While America is mentioned and treated somewhat similarly to the fate of Europe in places, the focus is on a particularly European conflict: User Account Log in Register Help.
Methods of sustained reflection, interpretation and commentary on the meaning of a biblical passage are waived in favor of a raw exhibition of biblical verses paraded one after another, seemingly haphazardly.
The Bible and the Legitimation of Violence. Fagbokforlaget, —3. Routledge,—6. Cappelen Damm, What assumptions about Christianity underlie the dismissal of Breivik as a far-right Christian terrorist?
Snape, God and the British Soldier Center on Education and Training for Employment. Its main purpose, based on the principles of transformative learning theory, is to explore the life experiences that drove him to the point to deploy violent means.
Anders Behring Breivik trial: Terror in the Mind of God: How to prevent this phenomenon? On 22nd JulyAnders Behring Breivik dressed in a fake police uniform, drove to the Maanifest Headquarters the government office buildingsin Oslo Regjeringskvartalet and planted a bomb, which detonated shortly thereafter.
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