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Religious Hostility: A Global Assessment of Hatred and Terror
Stark and Corcoran have assembled remarkable facts and figures with which to assess religious hatred and terrorism around the world. Not content merely to document the extent of religious hatred and terrorism, they also to explain why it occurs and whether it can be overcome. The world is aflame with religious hostility. Thousands of people are dying for their religion, or ...more
Published April 1st 2014 by Isr Books
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Short statistical look at where religious hostility is actually taking place in the world. It was refreshing looking at actual data. Some surprising findings are that most religious violence around the world occurs by Muslims against other Muslims followed by Muslims against other faiths. Also, in the year 2012, which was the period of the study, there was not one act of violence by a Christian that could be directly attributable to that persons Christian faith in the USA. The only examples they ...more
Rodney Stark grew up in Jamestown, North Dakota, and began his career as a newspaper reporter. Following a tour of duty in the U.S. Army, he received his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, where he held appointments as a research sociologist at the Survey Research Center and at the Center for the Study of Law and Society. He left Berkeley to become Professor of Sociology and of ...moreMore about Rodney Stark...