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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brekvik The common hermeneutical step here involves de-literalizing or relativizing biblical passages that could be taken as critical of violence, whilst elevating, and in places literalizing, passages that justify the use of militant and militaristic defense. Breivik, Manifesto, Section 3. Sindre Bangstad, author of Anders Breivik and the Rise of Islamophobiaonly comments on this issue once: What do the biblical reutsch do in the manifesto? Volume 3 Issue 2 Decpp. The Christian Science Monitor.

The Bible is situated in a pre-modern state where its signifying powers are policed. The page numbers correspond to those found on the PDF. In the same vein as the conspiracy theory of Deutscb governments colluding with Islamic imperialism, the Bible too is presented as a corpus that has been ideologically manipulated: The Bible and the Legitimation of Violence. Journal of the Bible and its Reception.


How to prevent this phenomenon? Amidst the fallout from the event, the widespread assumption voiced by the media and broadcast worldwide over the internet, radio and television, was that the perpetrator of these attacks was a Muslim terrorist, and, it was implied, not an ethnic Norwegian. In the name of a God of Christian conservative terror, a God of European patriots, a Bible is called for that will be suitably edited to underpin a European culture characterized by a ferocious othering of Muslims.

Андерс Беринг Брејвик

Berardi, Heroes96—7. Michael Snape, God and the British Soldier: The Journal of Public and Professional Sociology, deutscch 1. The Official website of the Nobel Prize. Abstract The present article aims to provide a short overview of my research on the radicalization process of the Norwegian terrorist, Anders Behring Breivik. Laws for the lone wolf.

He shall cry out, yes, shout aloud; He shall prevail against His enemies. Anders Breivik and the Rise of Islamophobia. Works Cited Bal, Mieke. The attacks on July 22nd, sent shock waves to democratic societies, since, contrary to what expected shortly after the lethal events, it was a single perpetrator, and not an organized terrorist group, who meticulously prepared and executed the plan.


I follow here the important work foregrounded on the Bible and politics by scholars such as Halvor Moxnes, Yvonne Sherwood and James Crossley. Some CT approaches addressed.

Андерс Беринг Брејвик — Википедија, слободна енциклопедија

But the Bible is also a political animal of a less congenially adaptive kind. God, Germany, and Britain in the Great War. Preventing lone wolf terrorism: Altogether, Breivik killed 77 people — of whom the majority were manigest the age of 20 — and wounded many more.

The Bible could not be clearer on the right, even the duty we have as Christians to self-defense. From radicalization to terrorism. In the attempts to understand the ideology underpinning the terror attack in Norway 22nd Julyand the growth of far-right extremism in Europe more generally, Christianity and the uses of the Bible are a largely neglected feature.

Journal of the Bible and its Reception

These are drawn from across the biblical corpus. Accused relieved at sanity findings, expert claims top meeting bugged.

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