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Apocalypse Observed

Religious Movements, Social Order and Violence in North America, Europe and Japan

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Apocalypse Observed by John R. Hall
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Apocalypse Observed is about religious violence. By analyzing five of the most notorious cults of recent years, the authors present a fascinating and revealing account of religious sects and conflict. Cults covered include: the apocalypse at Jonestown the Branch Davidians at Waco the violent path of Aum Shinrikyo the mystical apocalypse of the Solar Temple the mass suicide of Heaven's Gate. Through comparative case studies and in-depth analysis, the authors show how religious violence can erupt not simply from the beliefs of the cult followers or the personalities of their leaders, but also from the way in which society responds to the cults in its midst.
Release date NZ
January 3rd, 2000
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
portraits
Imprint
Routledge
Pages
244
Dimensions
156x234x17
ISBN-13
9780415192767
Product ID
1679391

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