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Journal of Religion and Violence


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August 17, 2022

  • Julie Ingersoll
    America’s Holy Trinity: How Conspiracism, Apocalypticism, and Persecution Narratives Set Us up for Crisis
    first published on August 17, 2022

July 22, 2022

  • Shuki J. Cohen
    QAnon as an Online-Facilitated Cult
    Integrating Models of Belief, Practice, and Identity
    first published on July 22, 2022

July 19, 2022

  • Mark Juergensmeyer
    QAnon as Religious Terrorism
    first published on July 19, 2022

July 16, 2022

  • Jeremy D. Beauchamp
    Evangelical Identity and QAnon
    Why Christians are Finding New Mission Fields in Political Conspiracy
    first published on July 16, 2022

April 26, 2022

  • Flagg Miller
    Muslim Hunger Strikes as Secular Critique in Yemen
    first published on April 26, 2022

April 22, 2022

  • Don J. Wyatt
    Not by Valor or Victory Alone: Religious Agency in the Apotheosis of the Chinese Warrior Hero
    first published on April 22, 2022

April 21, 2022

  • John F. Shean
    The Destruction of the Serapeum in 391
    Religious Violence and Intolerance in an Imperial Age
    first published on April 21, 2022
  • Nicholas J. Blasco
    Russian Orthodoxy, Militant Internationalism, and Anti-Americanism in Post-Soviet Russia
    first published on April 21, 2022

April 19, 2022

  • Andrea Malji
    Understanding India’s Uneven Sex Ratios
    A Comparative Religions Approach
    first published on April 19, 2022

April 26, 2021

  • Torkel Brekke
    Islamophobia and Antisemitism are Different in Their Potential for Globalization
    first published on April 26, 2021
  • Nakul Kundra
    Vaishnava Nation and Militant Nationalism in Bankimacandra Chatterji’s Anandamath, or The Sacred Brotherhood
    first published on April 26, 2021
  • Alalddin Al-Tarawneh
    The Role of Quran Translations in Radicalizing Muslims in the West and Misrepresenting Islam
    first published on April 26, 2021

April 21, 2021

  • Andrea Malji
    People Don’t Want a Mosque Here: Destruction of Minority Religious Sites as a Strategy of Nationalism
    first published on April 21, 2021

April 16, 2021

  • Meerim Aitkulova
    Kyrk Choro
    A Neo-Nationalist Movement in Kyrgyzstan
    first published on April 16, 2021

April 7, 2021

  • Michael Jerryson
    Religious Violence as Emergency Mindset
    first published on April 7, 2021

April 2, 2021

  • Don J. Wyatt
    Bravest Warriors Most Ethereal, Most Human
    Demon Soldiers in Chinese History
    first published on April 2, 2021

March 17, 2021

  • Rachel Heggie
    When Violence Happens
    The McDonald’s Murder and Religious Violence in the Hands of the Chinese Communist Party
    first published on March 17, 2021

March 6, 2021

  • Barend J. ter Haar
    A Word for Violence
    The Chinese Term bao 暴
    first published on March 6, 2021

February 17, 2021

  • James R. Lewis, Junhui Qin
    Is Li Hongzhi a CIA Agent? Tracing the Funding Trail Through the Friends of Falun Gong
    first published on February 17, 2021
  • Xinzhang Zhang, James R. Lewis
    The Gods Hate Fags
    Falun Gong’s Reactionary Social Teachings
    first published on February 17, 2021

October 28, 2020

  • Margo Kitts
    Proud Boys, Nationalism, and Religion
    first published on October 28, 2020

September 29, 2020

  • Margo Kitts
    Ritual, Spectacle, and Menace
    An Ancient Oath-Sacrifice and an IS “Message” Video
    first published on September 29, 2020

September 18, 2020

  • Eli Alshech, Badi Hasisi, Simon Perry
    Self-Radicalized Western Salafi-Jihadis and Hilltop Youth in the West Bank
    Similar Radical Thought, Completely Different Practice
    first published on September 18, 2020

July 27, 2020

  • Robert Blunt
    Anthropology After Dark
    Nocturnal Life and the Anthropology of the Good-Enough in Western Kenya
    first published on July 27, 2020
  • Zebulon Dingley
    The Transfiguration of Lukas Pkech
    Dini ya Msambwa and the “Kolloa Affray”
    first published on July 27, 2020

June 12, 2020

  • Justin J. Meggitt
    The Problem of Apocalyptic Terrorism
    first published on June 12, 2020

March 12, 2020

  • Richard Newton
    Scared Sheetless
    Negrophobia, the Fear of God, and Justified Violence in the U.S. Christian-White Imaginary
    first published on March 12, 2020
  • Brad Stoddard
    God’s Favorite Gun
    The Sanctuary Church and the (re)Militarization of American Christianity
    first published on March 12, 2020

March 11, 2020

  • Sean Durbin
    Violence as Revelation
    American Christian Zionist Theodicy, and the Construction of Religion through Violence
    first published on March 11, 2020
  • Sophie Bjork-James
    Christian Nationalism and LGBTQ Structural Violence in the United States
    first published on March 11, 2020

November 27, 2019

  • Mathias Müller
    Signs of the Merciful
    ‘Abdullah ‘Azzam (d. 1989) and the Sacralization of History in Jihadist Literature, 1982–2002
    first published on November 27, 2019

November 23, 2019

  • David B. Edwards
    Sheep to Slaughter
    The Afghan Tragedy in Five Acts
    first published on November 23, 2019
  • Pieter Nanninga
    “Cleansing the Earth of the Stench of Shirk”
    The Islamic State’s Violence as Acts of Purification
    first published on November 23, 2019
  • Mohammed M. Hafez
    Not My Brother’s Keeper
    Factional Infighting in Armed Islamist Movements
    first published on November 23, 2019

April 23, 2019

  • Per-Erik Nilsson
    Burka Songs 2.0
    The Discourse on Islamic Terrorism and the Politics of Extremization in Sweden
    first published on April 23, 2019

April 18, 2019

  • James R. Lewis
    Monolithic Inferences
    Misinterpreting AUM Shinrikyo
    first published on April 18, 2019
  • Heather S. Gregg
    Understanding the “Trinamic”
    A Net Assessment of ISIS
    first published on April 18, 2019

January 10, 2019

  • Liselotte Frisk
    “Spiritual Shunning”
    Its Significance for the Murder in Knutby Filadelfia
    first published on January 10, 2019
  • Massimo Introvigne
    Gatekeeping and Narratives about “Cult” Violence
    The McDonald’s Murder of 2014 in China
    first published on January 10, 2019
  • Chas S. Clifton
    A Texas Witch On Trial
    first published on January 10, 2019

December 7, 2018

  • Mary Storm
    Speculation on Hindu Self-Sacrifice Imagery at Nalgonda
    first published on December 7, 2018

November 10, 2018

  • James R. Lewis
    A Burning Faith in the Master
    Interpreting the 1.23 Incident
    first published on November 10, 2018
  • Margo Kitts
    The Martys and Spectacular Death
    From Homer to the Roman Arena
    first published on November 10, 2018

October 31, 2018

  • Carole M. Cusack
    Self-Murder, Sin, and Crime: Religion and Suicide in the Middle Ages
    first published on October 31, 2018

August 22, 2018

  • Paul Middleton
    The “‘Noble Death” of Judas Iscariot
    A Reconsideration of Suicide in the Bible and Early Christianity
    first published on August 22, 2018

August 2, 2018

  • George D. Chryssides
    Suicide, Suicidology, and Heaven’s Gate
    first published on August 2, 2018

May 15, 2018

  • Daniel Burton-Rose
    The Literati-Official Victimization Narrative
    Memorializing Donglin Martyrs in Eighteenth-Century Suzhou
    first published on May 15, 2018
  • Courtney Work
    “There Was So Much”
    Violence, Sovereignty, and States of Extraction in Cambodia
    first published on May 15, 2018

May 11, 2018

  • Huan Jin
    Violence and the Evolving Face of Yao in Taiping Propaganda
    first published on May 11, 2018

May 2, 2018

  • David B. Gray
    The Rhetoric of Violence in the Buddhist Tantras
    first published on May 2, 2018

April 24, 2018

  • Richard Payne
    Lethal Fire
    The Shingon Yamāntaka Abhicāra Homa
    first published on April 24, 2018

February 17, 2018

  • Benjamin J. Lappenga
    “Formerly a Blasphemer and a Man of Violence”
    First Timothy and the Othering of Jews
    first published on February 17, 2018

January 10, 2018

  • James Petitfils
    Apparently Other
    Appearance and Blasphemy in the Ancient Christian Martyr Texts
    first published on January 10, 2018

January 6, 2018

  • Abby Kulisz
    Trauma Unending
    Shīʿī Islam and the Experience of Trauma
    first published on January 6, 2018

September 8, 2017

  • Yonatan Y. Brafman
    Towards a Neo-Ḥaredi Political Theory
    Schlesinger, Breuer, and Leibowitz between Religion and Zionism
    first published on September 8, 2017

August 4, 2017

  • Paul R. Powers
    Territory Is Not Map
    Deterritorialisation, Mere Religion, and Islamic State
    first published on August 4, 2017

May 16, 2017

  • Juli L. Gittinger
    The Rhetoric of Violence, Religion, and Purity in India’s Cow Protection Movement
    first published on May 16, 2017

May 3, 2017

  • James Ponniah
    Communal Violence in India
    Exploring Strategies of its Nurture and Negation in Contemporary Times
    first published on May 3, 2017

April 28, 2017

  • Kelly Denton-Borhaug
    Sacrificial U.S. War-culture
    Cognitive Dissonance and the Absence of Self-Awareness
    first published on April 28, 2017

April 26, 2017

  • Iselin Frydenlund
    Buddhist Militarism beyond Texts
    The Importance of Ritual during the Sri Lankan Civil War
    first published on April 26, 2017

April 21, 2017

  • Ankur Barua
    Encountering Violence in Hindu Universes
    Situating the Other on Vedic Horizons
    first published on April 21, 2017

December 14, 2016

  • Joel M. LeMon
    Violence against Children and Girls in the Reception History of Psalm 137
    first published on December 14, 2016
  • Ra‘anan Boustan, Kimberly Stratton
    Children and Violence in Jewish and Christian Traditions
    first published on December 14, 2016
  • Susan B. Ridgely
    When Pain Becomes Symbolic of Commitment
    The Pratice of Spanking Among Adults and Children and “Focus on the Family” Childrearing Literature
    first published on December 14, 2016

December 6, 2016

  • Diane Shane Fruchtman
    Instructive Violence
    Educated Children as Victims and Aggressors in Late Ancient Latin Martyr Poetry
    first published on December 6, 2016
  • Paul Middleton
    “Suffer Little Children"
    Child Sacrifice, Martyrdom, and Identity Formation in Judaism and Christianity
    first published on December 6, 2016

November 4, 2016

  • Scott B. Noegel
    Corpses, Cannibals, and Commensality
    A Literary and Artistic Shaming Convention in the Ancient Near East
    first published on November 4, 2016

September 24, 2016

  • Matthew King
    Giving Milk to Snakes: A Socialist “Dharma Minister” and a “Stubborn” Monk on How to Reject the Dharma in Revolutionary Buryatia and Khalkha
    first published on September 24, 2016