• Ji Sun Yun


Apparatus of Terror, Great Divine Body, Jihadism, Repressive Transcendence, True religion, Soft religion


In the 21st century, threats to peace have occurred in the name of religion, activating an ‘apparatus of terror’. Religion has an ambiguous and multifaceted relation to peace. This article analyses the mechanisms of the religious terror apparatus to elaborate on the way to peace and prevent violence aroused by religions. The focus is on jihadism, the fundamentalist, extremist movement of militant Islamists. With the framework of analysis based on Rogozinski’s Djihadisme, le retour de sacrifice, I analyse this extreme politico-religious movement as an apparatus of terror. I will elucidate the appeal of the fundamental tenets of jihadism that entice young people by lending transcendental meaning to violence and offering them a new horizon of faith. In religious-political conflicts, we should aim to identify the path of “true religion” and “soft religion” as a counter-apparatus to the terror that can free us from strict precepts and promote tolerance, peace, and virtue.


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How to Cite

Yun, J. S. (2022). TRACING THE SPIRAL OF RELIGIOUS TERROR APPARATUS TO BREAK THE CHAIN OF VIOLENCE. Journal of Dharma, 47(4), 413–432. Retrieved from