Millennialism and Violence

Millennialism and Violence

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As the world approaches the year 2000, many societies are experiencing an unprecedented growth in millenarian movements that anticipate an imminent and total transformation of the world. Many of these movements have been associated with violence, either as a means for producing change or as a response to confrontations with state authority. This book draws together research on this topic from political science, psychology, sociology and history in an attempt to understand the relationship between millenarian movements and episodes of violence.In essence, many rescuers have come to see the world around them as precisely analogous to that of Dietrich Bonhoeffer: society has become literally satanic, ... from the rescue movementa#39;s 20 years of fruitless nonviolent witness to the Army of God Manuala#39;s declaration of war against a#39;the ... Thus, the disavowal of rescue violence by such rescue leaders as Randall Terry or the current Operation Rescueanbsp;...

Title:Millennialism and Violence
Author:Michael Barkun
Publisher:Routledge - 2012-12-06


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