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Apocalypse Observed: Religious Movements and Violence in North America, Europe and Japan
|Title: Apocalypse Observed: Religious Movements and Violence in North America, Europe and Japan|
By: John R. Hall(ED.), Sylvaine Trinh(ED.) & Philip Schuyler(ED.)
Number of Pages: 240
Publication Date: 2000
|Dimensions: 9.18 X 6.24 X 0.45 (inches)|
Weight: 14 ounces
Stock No: WW192774
* 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.
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