In contrast with other subfields within religion-and-violence studies, the study of violence and new religious movements (nrms) has tended to focus on a small set of incidents involving the mass deaths of members of controversial nrms. 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. Douglas pratt is an associate professor and convenor of the religious studies programme, department of philosophy and religious studies, university of waikato, hamilton, new zealand an adjunct senior research fellow, global terrorism research centre (gtrec), school of social and political inquiry, monash university. The paperback of the violence and new religious movements by james r lewis at barnes & noble free shipping on $25 or more. Are new religions harmful (1999) destroying the world to save it: aum shinrikyo, apocalyptic violence and the new global new religious movements in the. The term new religious movement has been applied to all new faiths that have arisen worldwide over have inspired a variety of new religious movements throughout. A new religious movement new religious movements expanded in many nations in the there are also instances in which violence has been directed at new.
Violence and new religious movements - ebook written by james r lewis read this book using google play books app on your pc, android, ios devices download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read violence and new religious movements. Please note, the ebooks are not always pdf format, you might receive epub/kindle formats after purchase this is digital version of (ebook) 978-0. Read the full-text online edition of apocalypse observed: religious movements and apocalypse observed: religious movements and violence in bible's new. “new” vs “old” religions may 16 we must keep in mind that new religious movements are not unique in resorting to violence consider the.
A few new religious groups and movements may pose the greatest threat before one is tempted to dismiss this thesis as alarmist and unwarranted, consider the following incidents: in september 1984, 750 people became sick after eating in restaurants in. Cults and new religious movements instructor: the sociology of new religious movements cults and the capacity for violence. Millennialism (millenarianism, chiliasm) american millennialism gave birth to a wide range of new religious movements mendel, arthur, vision and violence.
Violence and new religious movementsjames r lewis, editornew york:oxforduniversity press, 2011isbn 978 0 19 973561 7 (paperback)443 pages. Wendy mayer religious conflict: definitions, problems and religious conflict: definitions, problems and theoretical new religious movements and violence. Violence and new religious movements violence and new religious movements google books, the relationship between new religious movements (nrms) and violence has long been a topic of intense public.
The author criticizes two anti-cult explanations of the incidents, one based on brainwashing and the other on psychopathology and fraud, and suggests that scholars of new religious movements and critics of “cults” may both learn from these cases and start a fruitful dialogue by revisiting the original literature on thought reform and the works. How can the answer be improved.
Question write a critical essay on the role of the media in the public perceptions of new religious movements with special reference to groups where violence has occurred the media are significant actors in events leading to episodes of violence involving new religious movements since their emergence from the west in the 19. Muslims,al qaeda, religion,fundamentalists - is religious fundamentalism always totalitarian and prone to violence. Melton, bromley: challenging misconceptions about the new religions violence myth of the continuing existence of the knights templar – a free powerpoint ppt presentation (displayed as a flash slide show) on powershowcom - id: 23d28-zgflo.