Christian Terror in Europe? The Bible in Anders Behring Breivik’s Manifesto

@article{Strmmen2017ChristianTI,
  title={Christian Terror in Europe? The Bible in Anders Behring Breivik’s Manifesto},
  author={H. Str{\o}mmen},
  journal={Journal of the Bible and its Reception},
  year={2017},
  volume={4},
  pages={147 - 169}
}
  • H. Strømmen
  • Published 2017
  • Philosophy
  • Journal of the Bible and its Reception
Abstract In the attempts to understand the ideology underpinning the terror attack in Norway 22nd July 2011, and the growth of far-right extremism in Europe more generally, Christianity and the uses of the Bible are a largely neglected feature. 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 Christianity in far-right discourse. I show that the Bible functions as a legitimating… Expand

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