Violence and New Religious Movements (Hardback)
  • Violence and New Religious Movements (Hardback)
zoom

Violence and New Religious Movements (Hardback)

(editor)
£44.99
Hardback 456 Pages / Published: 16/06/2011
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
The relationship between new religious movements (NRMs) and violence has long been a topic of intense public interest-an interest heavily fueled by multiple incidents of mass violence involving certain groups. Some of these incidents have made international headlines. When New Religious Movements make the news, it's usually because of some violent episode. Some of the most famous NRMs are known much more for the violent way they came to an end than for anything else. Violence and New Religious Movements offers a comprehensive examination of violence by-and against-new religious movements. The book begins with theoretical essays on the relationship between violence and NRMs and then moves on to examine particular groups. There are essays on the "Big Five"-the most well-known cases of violent incidents involving NRMs: Jonestown, Waco, Solar Temple, the Aum Shunrikyo subway attack, and the Heaven's Gate suicides. But the book also provides a richer survey by examining a host of lesser-known groups. This volume is the culmination of decades of research by scholars of New Religious Movements.

Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
ISBN: 9780199735631
Number of pages: 456
Weight: 724 g
Dimensions: 236 x 162 x 34 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Violence and New Religious Movements is an outstanding, admirably comprehensive volume that persuasively investigates one of the most troubling, yet fascinating areas in the study of contemporary religion. Building on recent theoretical work, this intriguing and rewarding collection consolidates and advances the analysis of violence and new religions, as well as providing fresh insights into particular groups and events. Including studies by some of the most important researchers in the field, it is unarguably the most authoritative contribution to date and, as such, will very quickly become essential reading in the study of new religions. * Chris Partridge, Professor of Religious Studies, Department of Politics, Philosophy, and Religion, Lancaster University, UK *
It is difficult to imagine the serious study of New Religious Movement (NRMs) without the contributions of James R. Lewis...Most admirably, this volume refuses to posit a general theory of NRM-violence for one very good reason: the evidentiary field is simply too complex and thus resists a deceptively simple, monolithic interpretive/explanatory framework. * Religion Matters *

You may also be interested in...

Trance Mission
Added to basket
The Kybalion
Added to basket
£4.97
Paperback
Divine Horsemen
Added to basket
£13.00
Paperback
Handbook for Preclears
Added to basket
£13.00
Spiral bound
The Church of Scientology
Added to basket
Witchcraft Medicine
Added to basket
Science of Survival
Added to basket
Feet of Clay
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Cults: Faith, Healing and Coercion
Added to basket
Beyond Belief
Added to basket
Cults in Our Midst
Added to basket
Black Mass
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Slavery of Faith
Added to basket
The Church of Fear
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.