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Cults, religion, and violence [electronic resource] / edited by David G. Bromley, J. Gordon Melton.

Contributor(s): Bromley, David G | Melton, J. Gordon.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002Description: 1 online resource (xx, 249 p.).ISBN: 051104061X (electronic bk.); 9780511040610 (electronic bk.); 0511033338 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader); 9780511033339 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader); 9780521660648 (hbk.); 0521660645 (hbk.); 9780511499326 (electronic bk.); 0511499329 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Violence -- Religious aspects | Cults | Violence -- Aspect religieux | Sectes | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Sociology of Religion | Electronic books | Violencia Aspectos religiosos | Culto | Godsdienstige bewegingen | Geweld | Neue Religiosit�at | Gewalt | Aufsatzsammlung | ReligionGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Cults, religion, and violence.DDC classification: 306.6/99 Other classification: 11.09 | BE 9200 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Violence and religion in perspective / David G. Bromley and J. Gordon Melton -- Dramatic denouements / David G. Bromley -- Challenging misconceptions about the new religions-violence connection / J. Gordon Melton and David G. Bromley -- Sources of volatility in religious movements / Thomas Robbins -- Crises of charismatic legitimacy and violent behavior in new religious movements / Lorne L. Dawson -- Public agency involvement in government-religious movement confrontations / Stuart A. Wright -- Watching for violence: a comparative analysis of the roles of five types of cult-watching groups / Eileen Barker -- Mass suicide and the Branch Davidians / John R. Hall -- Occult masters and the Temple of Doom: the fiery end of the Solar Temple / Massimo Introvigne and Jean-Fran�cois Mayer -- Dramatic confrontations: Aum Shinriky�o against the world / Ian Reader -- Making sense of the Heaven's Gate suicides / Robert W. Balch and David Taylor -- Lessons from the past, perspective for the future / J. Gordon Melton and David G. Bromley.
Summary: This text 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.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Violence and religion in perspective / David G. Bromley and J. Gordon Melton -- Dramatic denouements / David G. Bromley -- Challenging misconceptions about the new religions-violence connection / J. Gordon Melton and David G. Bromley -- Sources of volatility in religious movements / Thomas Robbins -- Crises of charismatic legitimacy and violent behavior in new religious movements / Lorne L. Dawson -- Public agency involvement in government-religious movement confrontations / Stuart A. Wright -- Watching for violence: a comparative analysis of the roles of five types of cult-watching groups / Eileen Barker -- Mass suicide and the Branch Davidians / John R. Hall -- Occult masters and the Temple of Doom: the fiery end of the Solar Temple / Massimo Introvigne and Jean-Fran�cois Mayer -- Dramatic confrontations: Aum Shinriky�o against the world / Ian Reader -- Making sense of the Heaven's Gate suicides / Robert W. Balch and David Taylor -- Lessons from the past, perspective for the future / J. Gordon Melton and David G. Bromley.

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This text 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.

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