Millennialism Persecution and Violence

Millennialism  Persecution  and Violence

In this book a cross-cultural and comparative volume, Catherine Wessinger reveal three patterns within millennial groups that are not mutually exclusive: assaulted millennial groups which are attacked by outsiders who fear and misunderstand ...

Author: Catherine Wessinger

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 0815628099

Category: Religion

Page: 403

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In this book a cross-cultural and comparative volume, Catherine Wessinger reveal three patterns within millennial groups that are not mutually exclusive: assaulted millennial groups which are attacked by outsiders who fear and misunderstand the religion, fragile millennial groups that initiate violence to preserve the religious goal, and revolutionary millennial groups possessing an ideology that sanctions violece.
Categories: Religion

New Religious Movements in Modern Asian History

New Religious Movements in Modern Asian History

“Imagined Persecution: Aum Shinrikyō, Millennialism and the Legitimation of
Violence.” In Millennialism, Persecution, and Violence: Historical Cases, edited
by Catherine Wessinger, 158–182. New York, NY: Syracuse University Press,
2000.

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ISBN: 9781793634030

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"The new religious movements (NRMs) of Modern Asia commonly offered a new way of hope for enduring the socio-political situation of colonial life. This volume explores particular cases in relation to the aspects of origin, identity, transnational activity, text, hybrid conditions, religionized politics, geopolitical exchange, and millennialism"--
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How the Millennium Comes Violently

How the Millennium Comes Violently

See the discussion in my introduction to Millennialism , Persecution , and
Violence , “ The Interacting Dynamics of Millennial Beliefs , Persecution , and
Violence , ” 3 - 39 . None of the groups studied here are noncatastrophic
progressive ...

Author: Catherine Wessinger

Publisher: Seven Bridges PressLlc

ISBN: UVA:X004418910

Category: Religion

Page: 305

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This is a survey of cult religious violence as associated with Jonestown, the Branch Davidians, Aum Shinriko, Montana Freemen, Solar Temple, Heaven's Gate and Chen Tao. The book presents case studies of contemporary millennial religions that either became violent, or had the potential for becoming violent. It sets out to reveal how outside pressures and internal forces affect the decision to use violence by new religious movements.
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Religion and Violence

Religion and Violence

In Millennialism, Persecution, and Violence, ed. C. Wessinger, pp. 299–322.
Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 2000. Kieser, Hans-Lukas. Nearest
East: American Millenialism and Mission to the Middle East. Philadelphia:Temple
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Author: Jeffrey Ian Ross

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317461098

Category: Computers

Page: 290

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First Published in 2015. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor &; Francis, an informa company.
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Cults Religion and Violence

Cults  Religion  and Violence

In Millennialism , Persecution , and Violence , edited by Catherine Wessinger .
Syracuse , NY : University of Syracuse Press , 2000 : 281-298 . Shupe , Anson . "
Christian Reconstructionism and the Angry Rhetoric of NeoPostmillennialism .

Author: Professor of Sociology and Anthropology David G Bromley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521668980

Category: Religion

Page: 249

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Explores recent high profile cases of new religious movements involved in violence.
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Millennial Violence

Millennial Violence

Millennialism , Persecution and Violence ( Syracuse , NY : Syracuse University
Press , 2000 ) , pp . 205 – 19 . See also Thomas Robbins , Religious Mass
Suicide Before Jonestown : The Russian Old Believers ' , Sociological Analysis
41 / 1 ...

Author: Jeffrey Kaplan

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0714652946

Category: Political Science

Page: 318

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This volume is limited to contributions by Professor Kedourie's previous students. It reveals the far-reaching range of his interests and the immense expanse of his horizons. The first part deals with philosophy, political thought and ideology and the second with history and politics.
Categories: Political Science

Nova Religio

Nova Religio

Members of fragile millennial groups initiate violence in order to preserve their
religious goal . ... American as Cherry Pie ' : Peoples Temple and Violence in
America , ” in Millennialism , Persecution , and Violence : Historical Cases , ed .

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ISBN: UVA:X006175554

Category: Cults

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Categories: Cults

AAR SBL Annual Meeting Program

AAR SBL Annual Meeting Program

... Los Angeles , Presiding Theme : Millennialism , Persecution , and Violence :
Comparative Case Studies Michelene Pesantubbee , University of Colorado ,
Boulder From Vision to Violence : The Wounded Knee Massacre Grant
Underwood ...

Author: American Academy of Religion. Meeting

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015081696919

Category: Bible

Page:

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Categories: Bible

Introduction to New and Alternative Religions in America Jewish and Christian traditions

Introduction to New and Alternative Religions in America  Jewish and Christian traditions

Thomas Robbins and Dick Anthony , “ Sects and Violence : Factors Enhancing
the Volatility of Marginal Religious ... York : Seven Bridges Press , 2000 ) ; and
Catherine Wessinger , Millennialism , Persecution , and Violence : Historical
Cases ...

Author: Eugene V. Gallagher

Publisher:

ISBN: 0275987140

Category: Cults

Page: 5

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Annotation. Most new or alternative religious are gravely misunderstood by members of the religious mainstream. Labeled cults or sects, groups and their members are often ridiculed or otherwise disregarded as weird and potentially dangerous by the populace at large. Despite their efforts at educating the general public, the various anti- and counter-cult activists have in fact promoted much more mis-understanding than accurate understanding of the religious lives of some of their fellow citizens. Consequently, they have helped to create a very hostile environment for anyone whose religious practices do not fit within a so-called mainstream. This set rectifies the situation by presenting accurate, comprehensive, authoritative and accessible accounts of various new and alternative religious movements that have been and are active in American society, and it addresses ways of understanding new and alternative religions within a broader context. Determining what actually constitutes a new or alternative religion is a subject of constant debate. Questions arise as to a new faith's legitimacy, beliefs, methods of conversion, and other facets of a religious movement's viability and place in a given culture. How a religion gains recognition by the mainstream, which often labels such new movements as cults, is fraught with difficulty, tension, and fear. Here, experts delineate the boundaries and examine the various groups, beliefs, movements, and other issues related to new faiths and alternative beliefs. Readers will come away with a fuller understanding of the religious landscape in America today. Volume 1: History and Controversies discusses the foundations of new and alternative religions in the United States and addresses the controversies that surround them. This volume helps readers better understand what makes a new or alternative belief system a religion and the issues involved. Volume 2: Jewish and Christian Traditions explores the various new religions that have grown out of these two Abrahamic faiths. Groups such as the Shakers, the People's Temple, the Branch Davidians, Jehovah's Witnesses and others are examined. Volume 3: Metaphysical, New Age, and Neopagan Movements looks at Shamanism, Spiritualism, Wicca, and Paganism, among other movements, as they have developed and grown in the U.S. These faiths have found new and devoted followers yet are often misunderstood. Volume 4: Asian Traditions focuses on those new and alternative religions that have been inspired by Asian religious traditions. From Baha'i to Soka Gakkai, from Adidam to the Vedanta Society, contributors look at a full range of groups practicing and worshiping in the U.S. today. Volume 5: African Diaspora Traditions and Other American Innovations examines the various traditions linked to the African diaspora such as Rastafarianism, Santeria, and the Nation of Islam, alongside traditions that are truly American incarnations like Scientology, UFO religions, and Heaven's Gate. Some of the new and alternative religions covered in these pages include: ; Shamanism ; Wicca ; Black Israelites ; Santeria ; Scientology ; Elan Vital ; Hare Krishna ; Soka Gakkai ; and many more
Categories: Cults

Millennial Literatures of the Americas 1492 2002

Millennial Literatures of the Americas  1492 2002

Werner , Eric . The Sacred Bridge . New York : Columbia University Press , 1959 .
Wessinger , Catherine , ed . Millennialism , Persecution , and Violence : Historical
Cases . Syracuse , N . Y . : Syracuse University Press , 2000 . Whitman , Walt .

Author: Thomas O. Beebee

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: UOM:39015077144726

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

View: 934

It seems that Americans - North, South, Middle, and Caribbean - tend to define themselves by narrating their End."--BOOK JACKET.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Dreams of Paradise Visions of Apocalypse

Dreams of Paradise  Visions of Apocalypse

... and disaster - culminating in the Lord's return , triumph over antichrist ( and his
minions ) at Armageddon , and millennial reign . ... Afterward : Millennial Violence
in Contemporary America , " in Millennialism , Persecution , & Violence , 352 .

Author: J. Verheul

Publisher: Virago Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105114455301

Category: Dystopias

Page: 252

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The book explores the fundamental and multifaceted dialectic between utopian dreams and dystopian nightmares within American culture. The utopian mindset in constructing and imagining different futures for society is reflected in a wide range of differential cultural texts and narratives such as novels, short stories, political discourses and treatises, journalism and scholarly and intellectual debates. Often these combine social criticism and satire, political rhetoric, religious belief systems, and biblical metaphors. Approaching the topic from various angles and throughout different historical periods, the essays in this volume collectively show how fascinating and rewarding the exploration of this utopian discourse of for an understanding of American culture.
Categories: Dystopias

Millennialism from the Hebrew Bible to the Present

Millennialism from the Hebrew Bible to the Present

Author: Philip M. and Ethel Klutznick Chair in Jewish Civilization. Symposium

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015056666582

Category: Religion

Page: 243

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The concept of millennialism—of a looming End of Days that will usher in salvation and a new world—is prevalent in Jewish history and culture and also serves as a cornerstone for a number of Christian faiths. Millennialism has also sprung up among certain disenfranchised, marginalized, or conquered peoples at different times and places throughout history. From the coming of the Jewish Messiah to the 1890 Native American Ghost Dance to modern Cargo Cults of the Pacific Islands to recent prophecies concerning the dawn of the third millennium, people have anticipated, feared, and built their lives around a transformation of their world marked by a significant calendar moment or momentous event. The twelve contributors to this volume examine the concept of the End of Days in Judaic history and culture as well as other important manifestations in the past and present. Topics include the dynamics and process of millennialism; the role of children in millennial religions; the enduring messianic significance of Jerusalem; the influence of ancient Judaic millennialism on current sensibilities; a comparison of the roots and meanings of Jewish, Muslim, and Christian calendars; the roots of the Christian antichrist in Jewish traditions of evil; differing rabbinical interpretations of the End of Days; the impact of millennialism on the Franciscan mission to New Spain; millennialism as a process of cultural mourning and rebirth; the appropriation and reinterpretation of the Book of Revelation by new religious movements; the significance and influence of apocalyptic movies; and the emergence of millennialism in popular culture in such television shows as The X-Files.
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When They Were Mine

When They Were Mine

... ( Syracuse : Syracuse University Press , 2001 ) ; Eugene V. Gallagher , " '
Theology Is Life and Death ' : David Koresh on Violence , Persecution , and the
Millennium , ” in Millennialism , Persecution , and Violence : Historical Cases , ed
.

Author: Sheila Martin

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000124527965

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 154

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When They Were Mine is the autobiography of Sheila Martin, a member of the Branch Davidian Church at the time of its apocalyptic encounter with the FBI in April, 1993. The assault resulted in a fire that killed 76 Branch Davidians, including 23 children. Sheila's husband and four oldest children died in the fire. Martin told the story of her life, both before and after the attack, to Catherine Wessinger, who then wrote this first-person narrative from the recordings of their sessions together. The result is a haunting account of one life, typical in its ups and downs, made atypical by a collision of faith with history. --Rebecca Moore, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, San Diego State University
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Journal of Popular Culture

The Journal of Popular Culture

Chapel Hill : U of North Carolina P , 1997 . “ Afterward : Millennial Violence in
Contemporary America . ” Millennialism Persecution & Violence . Ed . Catherine
Wessinger . Syracuse , NY : Syracuse UP , 2000 . Bauer , Susan Wise . “ Y2Krazy
.

Author: Gary (ed.) Hoppenstand

Publisher:

ISBN: 00223840

Category:

Page: 195

View: 586

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Introduction to New and Alternative Religions in America Metaphysical New Age and neopagan movements

Introduction to New and Alternative Religions in America  Metaphysical  New Age  and neopagan movements

... Mainstream ( 1996 ) , and Millennialism , Persecution , and Violence :
Historical Cases ( 2000 ) . Her current projects include collecting oral histories
relating to the Branch Davidian case and editing the Oxford Handbook on
Millennialism .

Author: Eugene V. Gallagher

Publisher:

ISBN: 0275987159

Category: Cults

Page: 5

View: 199

Annotation. Most new or alternative religious are gravely misunderstood by members of the religious mainstream. Labeled cults or sects, groups and their members are often ridiculed or otherwise disregarded as weird and potentially dangerous by the populace at large. Despite their efforts at educating the general public, the various anti- and counter-cult activists have in fact promoted much more mis-understanding than accurate understanding of the religious lives of some of their fellow citizens. Consequently, they have helped to create a very hostile environment for anyone whose religious practices do not fit within a so-called mainstream. This set rectifies the situation by presenting accurate, comprehensive, authoritative and accessible accounts of various new and alternative religious movements that have been and are active in American society, and it addresses ways of understanding new and alternative religions within a broader context. Determining what actually constitutes a new or alternative religion is a subject of constant debate. Questions arise as to a new faith's legitimacy, beliefs, methods of conversion, and other facets of a religious movement's viability and place in a given culture. How a religion gains recognition by the mainstream, which often labels such new movements as cults, is fraught with difficulty, tension, and fear. Here, experts delineate the boundaries and examine the various groups, beliefs, movements, and other issues related to new faiths and alternative beliefs. Readers will come away with a fuller understanding of the religious landscape in America today. Volume 1: History and Controversies discusses the foundations of new and alternative religions in the United States and addresses the controversies that surround them. This volume helps readers better understand what makes a new or alternative belief system a religion and the issues involved. Volume 2: Jewish and Christian Traditions explores the various new religions that have grown out of these two Abrahamic faiths. Groups such as the Shakers, the People's Temple, the Branch Davidians, Jehovah's Witnesses and others are examined. Volume 3: Metaphysical, New Age, and Neopagan Movements looks at Shamanism, Spiritualism, Wicca, and Paganism, among other movements, as they have developed and grown in the U.S. These faiths have found new and devoted followers yet are often misunderstood. Volume 4: Asian Traditions focuses on those new and alternative religions that have been inspired by Asian religious traditions. From Baha'i to Soka Gakkai, from Adidam to the Vedanta Society, contributors look at a full range of groups practicing and worshiping in the U.S. today. Volume 5: African Diaspora Traditions and Other American Innovations examines the various traditions linked to the African diaspora such as Rastafarianism, Santeria, and the Nation of Islam, alongside traditions that are truly American incarnations like Scientology, UFO religions, and Heaven's Gate. Some of the new and alternative religions covered in these pages include: ; Shamanism ; Wicca ; Black Israelites ; Santeria ; Scientology ; Elan Vital ; Hare Krishna ; Soka Gakkai ; and many more
Categories: Cults

Contemporary Authors

Contemporary Authors

( Contributor ) Catherine Wessinger , editor , Millennialism , Persecution , and
Violence , Syracuse University Press , in press . Virtuous Reality : How America
Surrendered Discussion of Moral Values to Opportunists , Nitwits , and
Blockheads ...

Author: Gale Group

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0787620025

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 500

View: 330

Your students and users will find biographical information on approximately 300 modern writers in this volume of Contemporary Authors®. Authors in this volume include: Robert W. Chambers William Jefferson Clinton Paul Ruebens Timberlake Wertenbaker
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Code for Global Ethics

The Code for Global Ethics

See Catherine Wessinger , ed . , Millennialism , Persecution and Violence :
Historical Cases ( Religion and Politics ) . 5. Given power under authority , many
persons may be willing to abuse their power and use violence and brutality
against ...

Author: Rodrigue Tremblay

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000066592570

Category: Philosophy

Page: 300

View: 324

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Categories: Philosophy

Buddhism Under Pol Pot

Buddhism Under Pol Pot

Time , Authority , and Ethics in the Khmer Rouge : Elements of the Millennial
Vision in Year Zero , ” in Catherine Wessinger ( ed . ) , Millennialism , Persecution
and Violence : Historical Cases . Syracuse , NY : Syracuse University Press , pp .

Author: Ian Charles Harris

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015080711545

Category: Buddhism

Page: 304

View: 553

Categories: Buddhism

Religionen im Konflikt

Religionen im Konflikt

Millennialism , Persecution , and Violence : Historical Cases , Syracuse , NY .
Wessinger , C . 2000a . How the Millennnium Comes Violently : From Jonestown
to Heaven ' s Gate , New York . Wiegand , T . 1921 / 1923 / 1925 . Baalbeck .

Author: Vasilios Makrides

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000102086570

Category: Christianity and other religions

Page: 288

View: 402

Categories: Christianity and other religions

Social Issues in America

Social Issues in America

Author: James Ciment

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0765680610

Category: Reference

Page: 2030

View: 853

Discusses subjects such as the environment, medicine, defense, media, politics, and the economy, with each entry presenting a chronology of the issue, discussion of historical and contemporary developments, glossary, and bibliography.
Categories: Reference