Gvosdev, review of Millennium, Messiahs, and Mayhem, p. Another collection, Millennium, Messiahs, and Mayhem: Contemporary Apocalyptic Movements, edited by Thomas Robbins and Susan J. Rinehart is to be generously credited for the wealth of information that he has collected about these three cultures. Essays by Michael Barkun and by Dick Anthony and Thomas Robbins argue that law enforcement authorities need to be cautious lest their confrontation of millennialist groups play into the groups' vision of an evil world seeking to destroy the faithful. He is most known for controversial views and promotion, through writing and other methods, of and the. While dutifully citing the negatives without assessment of their human cost, she is also a declared enthusiast, even happily pointing to parallels between Rael's religion and the Mormonism of her upbringing. As we approach the Millennium, apocalyptic expectations are rising in North America and throughout the world.
This is a fine collection of high-quality papers concerning millenarianism in Western culture. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. For all enquiries, please contact Herb Tandree Philosophy Books directly - customer service is our primary goal. These folk millenarian movements were later co-opted by a revolutionary leadership who fused secular Western notions of revolution with the native mythos. Contributors: James Aho, Dick Anthony, Robert Balch, Michael Barkun, John Bozeman, David Bromley, Michael Cuneo, John Dimitrovich, John Hall, Massimo Introvigne, Philip Lamy, Ronald Lawson, Martha Lee, Barbara Lynn Mahnke, Vanessa Morrison, Mark Mullins, Ansun Shupe, Susan Palmer, Thomas Robbins, Philip Schuyler and Catherine Wessinger. Editors bring together scholars who consider the apocalyptic impulse in contemporary society, its connections with established churches, and the role of violence and confrontation in millennial groups today. He is the author of Cults, Converts and Charisma 1988 and has co-edited numerous books, among them In Gods We Trust 1990 and Between Sacred and Secular 1994.
Although there is no denying the intertwining of politics and religion in millenarian belief systems, the level of religious versus secular fanaticism if such a distinction can be assessed might be a significant factor in determining the direction a millenarian movement might take. About this Item: Routledge 1997-08-28, 1997. It derives its name from the book of Revelation's purported thousand year reign of Christ, the culmination of which is expected to result in the violent destruction of the world and the establishment of God's rule on earth. This may range from the innocuous hope for a better life in the here-after, to, for instance, a belief in the efficacy of faith to grant immunity from the enemy's weapons. Dick Anthony and Thomas Robbins survey the psychological literature on sect membership and argue for a shift from what is termed the extrinsic model, which views members of millenarian sects as passive victims of charismatic leaders, to a model that asserts the individuals' voluntary participation.
Martha Lee's essay on the radical environmental movement Earth First! Palmer: Religious Cults, Sects, and Movements. Some, such as Japan's Aum Shinrikyo, have perpetrated fatal terrorist attacks on the public. From United Kingdom to U. The movement was later to experience a split in its ranks, with many of its leadership repudiating violence. From United Kingdom to U.
Lee emphasizes how Earth First! Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology, February, 2001, Lorne L. For all enquiries, please contact Herb Tandree Philosophy Books directly - customer service is our primary goal. Dawson, review of Children in New Religions, p. Among other contributors to Millennialism and Violence, Jean Rosenfeld's essay on the nineteenth and early twentieth-century New Zealand indigenous movements Pai Marire, shows a millenarian movement that drew upon Christian themes, integrated with Maori traditions, and organized around resistance to British colonial authority. Has minor corner and edge wear. It is more oriented to the scholar of religion, but scholars of security and law enforcement issues may find the book informative, particularly as it traces the continuum of behavior among millenarian movements.
She has engaged in field research with at least 30 different groups and is considered to be a leading authority on the , the and. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Palmer teaches at Dawson College and Concordia University and specializes in new religious movements. This work is a collection of essary which examine many millennial variations--economic, racialist, environmental, feminist, and those erupting from established churches. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher.
National Sunday Laws focuses on prophetic interpretations and warnings from the biblical books of and. Revolution and the Millennium: China, Mexico, and Iran. Many observers mistake millenarian groups' violent symbolism with an actual war plan. Her topics range from apocalyptic activity, prophecy, charisma, communalism, childrearing, racialist religions, to research ethics and methods in studying new religions. Opening with a discussion of various theories of apocalypticism, the editors then analyze how millennialist movements have gained ground in largely secular societal circles. Thomas Robbins is an independent sociologist of Religion.
About this Item: Routledge, New York, 1997. The Seventh-day Adventist Church is reported to have denied any official connection between Marcussen and the church. This copy is in good condition, the text is clean and tight in binding. Steve Zitrin Columbia University Endnotes 1. Many of these movements are volatile and potentially explosive.