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Cults, Religion, and Violence

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Published by Cambridge University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Religious conflict,
  • Violence in society,
  • Social Science,
  • Religion,
  • Religion - Church History,
  • Sociology of Religion,
  • General,
  • Religion / Sociology of Religion,
  • Violence--Religious aspects,
  • Cults,
  • Religious aspects,
  • Violence

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsDavid G. Bromley (Editor), J. Gordon Melton (Editor)
    The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages270
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7751105M
    ISBN 100521668980
    ISBN 109780521668989


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Book Description. Contrary to conventional wisdom, violent episodes involving cults are rare historically. But their potential to affect and disrupt civic life looms large and efforts to manage these incidents involve controversial issues of religious freedom /5(2).

Cults, Religion, and Violence. Contrary to conventional wisdom, violent episodes involving cults are rare historically. But their potential to affect and disrupt civic life looms large and efforts to manage these incidents involve controversial issues of religious freedom, politics, state intervention, and public security/5(14).

The authors, leading international experts on religious movements and violent behavior, focus on the four major episodes of cult and Violence book during the last decade: the tragic conflagration that engulfed the Branch Davidians in Waco, Texas; the deadly sarin gas attack by the Aum Shinrikyo in Tokyo; the murder-suicides by the Solar Temple in Switzerland and 5/5(1).

"The essays in Cults, Religion, and Violence are marked by a degree of scholarship, sanity and balance that has so often been lacking in debates over these issues since the time of Jonestown. Throughout the collection, the various authors succeed in applying critical good sense to even the most controversial of cult-related horror : $ The authors, leading international experts on Religion movements and violent behavior, focus on the four major episodes of cult violence during the last decade: the tragic conflagration that engulfed the Branch Davidians in Waco, Texas; the deadly sarin gas attack by the Aum Shinrikyo in Tokyo; the murder-suicides by the Solar Temple in Switzerland and Canada.

Cults, Religion and Violence explores the recent high profile cases of new religious movements that have been involved in episodes of collective violence, both homicide and suicide. Leading international experts on religious movements and violent behavior offer insights into the dynamics that lead to such dramatic Religion.

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Cults, Religion, and Violence. Edited by David G. Bromley, J. Gordon Melton; Online ISBN: Cited by: 2. author of books and articles on social theory, epistemology, the sociology of religion, and the sociology of culture.

His most recent book is Apocalypse Observed: Religious Movements and Violence in North America, Europe, and Japan, coauthored by Philip D.

Schuyler and Sylvaine Trinh (Routledge, ). Books by Cambridge UP - Cults, Religion, and Violence. Cults, Religion, and Violence Robert W. Balch, David Taylor Description This explores the question of when and why violence by and against new religious cults erupts and whether and how such dramatic conflicts can be foreseen, managed and averted.

The authors, leading international. Book Description. Cults, Religion and Violence explores the recent high profile cases of new religious movements that have been involved in episodes of collective violence, both homicide and suicide.

Leading international experts on religious movements and violent behavior offer insights into the dynamics that lead to such dramatic episodes.3/5(1). "The essays in Cults, Religion, and Violence are marked by a degree of scholarship, sanity and balance that has so often been lacking in debates over these issues since the time of Jonestown.

Throughout the collection, the various authors succeed in applying critical good sense to even the most controversial of cult-related horror stories.3/5(1). Review of "Cults, Religion, and Violence" by D.G. Bromley and J.G. Melton. Top 10 books about cults.

who is in prison after committing a horrifying act of violence. We learn that Stephanie’s choices were motivated not by religion Author: Claire Mcglasson. Cults, Religion, and Violence by David G. Bromley,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(14). A catalog record for this book is available from the British Library.

Library of Congress Cataloging in Publication Data Cults, religion, and violence / edited by David G. Bromley, J. Gordon Melton. Includes bibliographical references and index. isbn – isbn (pbk.) 1. Violence – Religious aspects. Cults. This explores the question of when and why violence by and against new religious cults erupts and whether and how such dramatic conflicts can be foreseen, managed and averted.

The authors, leading international experts on religious movements and v. CULTS, RELIGION, AND VIOLENCE Cults, Religion, and Violence explores the question of when and why violence by and against new religious cults erupts and whether and how such dramatic conflicts can be foreseen, managed, and averted.

The authors, leading international experts on religious movements and violent behavior, focus on the four major episodesFile Size: KB. Cult Child by Vennie Kocsis – The harrowing first-person account of one child’s ordeals inside the isolated commune of an ultra-fundamentalist religious cult.

Daughters of Zion: My Family’s Conversion to Polygamy by Kim Wariner-Taylor – A memoir of misguided faith, unholy violence, and spiritual awakening.

An odyssey of mayhem, murder, and tragedy is what. Cults, Religion, and Violence. Book. Famille, violence et christianisation au Moyen Âge. Mélanges offerts à Michel Rouche not between religion and violence, as is often superficially.

Contrary to conventional wisdom, violent episodes involving cults are rare historically. But their potential to affect and disrupt civic life looms large and efforts to manage these incidents involve controversial issues of religious freedom, politics, state intervention, and public security.

The interpretive challenge of this book is to provide a social scientific. The connection between cults and violence has been a topic of intense public interest that has been fueled by dramatic incidents of mass violence involving certain new religious movements (NRMs).

Those that have made international headlines include the Jonestown murder-suicides, the ATF/FBI raid on the Mount Carmel community, the Solar Temple murder-suicides, the.

Christianity, Cults and Religions is the Best-Selling Cults and Religions Comparison Chart. Compare 20 cults, sects, and religions. This New 7th Edition Compares 2 More Religious Groups. No other Side-by-Side Cults and Religions Chart Gives this Concise Information: A Brief Overview of the Beliefs of each Religious Group in Words or Less/5(31).

Many cults that have emerged in the United States since the late s have been marked by renewed interest in mysticism and Asian religions, but many others have had Christian roots.

Such major U.S. cults as the Rev. Sun Myung Moon 's Unification Church and Hare Krishna, a movement derived from Hinduism, have stirred wide controversy. Steve Hassan, a writer on cults, uses what he calls the BITE model to determine if a religion or other group can be considered a cult or abusive.

This refers to the amount of control the group has over its members’ Behavior, Information, Thoughts, and Emotions.

Several years ago, the founder of IHOP, Mike Bickle, created a list of seven ways to recognize the difference between a religious community and a cult. Breese, Dave, Know the Marks of Cults, The 12 Basic Errors of False Religion, Wheaton: Victor Books, Geisler, Norman L.

and Ron Rhodes, When Cultists Ask, A Popular Handbook on Cultic Misinterpretations, Grand Rapids: Baker Books, This work is not divided by chapters on cults but rather takes each verse of Scripture that the cults mayFile Size: 1MB.

Religious cults. Religious cults are marked by belief in a god or some higher being, salvation, and the afterlife, sometimes combined with an apocalyptic view. The leader reinterprets Scripture (from the Bible, Koran, Talmud, or Cabala) and often claims to be a prophet, if not the messiah.

A cult is a system of religious beliefs and rituals that is regarded as unortho-dox or spurious, with a great devotion to a person, idea, or thing. So a cult is a religious group which di ers signi cantly from the churches that are considered as the normative expressions of religion in our culture.

A cult File Size: 85KB. What is a cult. Why do they emerge. Who joins them. And why do tragedies such as Waco and Jonestown occur.

This reader brings together the voices of historians, sociologists, and psychologists of religion to address these key questions about new religious movements.

Looks at theoretical explanations for cults, why people join and what happens when they do. Brings. The cult leader claims exclusive access to transcendent reality, and dispenses power and grace as he or she sees fit. It is not theology that distinguishes a cult from a religion; in fact, cults may appear within a religion, for example, the Branch Davidians or Jim Jones' Peoples Church were both cults within Christianity.

In modern English, the term cult has come to usually refer to a social group defined by its unusual religious, spiritual, or philosophical beliefs, or its common interest in a. Online papers, articles and books about Cults, New Religious Movements, and the Social Scientific Study of Religion.

Aaldrink, Karin () “Totally expunge evil, pursue it to the end” – Explaining the crackdown on the Falun Gong.

Graduation paper. Adamczyk, Adam () [PDF] Religion, Regulation and Violence – Review article. sic to religion. This is a book of readings that helps us understand this dark attraction between religion and violence. The first section of the book focuses on war and religious language, and contains a collection of writings, includ-ing scriptures and ancient texts, that justify military action for religious reasons at special moments in File Size: KB.

UFO religions generally deal with belief in communication with extraterrestrial beings. Stephen Hunt writes in Alternative Religions: A Sociological Introduction, "One form of quasi-religion that perhaps borders on a more orthodox form of religiosity is that of the flying saucer cults".

In these groups, individuals believe that communication between aliens and humans can take the form. According to Laurie Smith's definition the Church of Scientology is religion, not a cult.

Its beliefs are very open. L Ron Hubbard's books, both about Scientology and his science fiction (there is. Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books. My libraryMissing: Religion,  Violence. CULTS (False Christian Religions of the West) Christian Science- Founder is Mary Baker Eddy who plagiarised the ideas and writings of others to produce the book "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures".

Jehovah Witnesses - Distributors of the Watchtower founder Charles Russell was a man of questionable character and was charged with. Phillip Charles Lucas, Thomas Robbins - New Religious Movements in the Twenty-First Century: Legal, Political, and Social Challenges in Global Perspective.

David G. Bromley, J. Gordon Melton - Cults, Religion, and Violence. Susan J. Palmer - Children in New Religions. "Cult is a word without much use outside the realm of religious mudslinging." Philip Kennicott 2 "When someone uses the word 'cult,' it usually says more about them than the group," J.

Gordon Melton, founder and director of The Institute for the Study of American Religion. 3 "It's easy to tell the difference - a cult is someone else's religion.