Millennialism, Persecution, and Violence: Historical Cases
Catherine Wessinger, REV H James Yamauchi S J Professor of the History of Religions Catherine Wessinger
Syracuse University Press, 2000 - Religion - 403 pages
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.
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