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Millennialism, Persecution and Violence: Historical Cases (New)

by Wessinger, Catherine (ed)

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

Binding: Paperback

Book ID: 9780815605997, 0815605994


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Acknowledgments Contributors Introduction: The Interacting Dynamics of Millennial Beliefs, Persecution, and Violence p. 3 1. Millennialism, Persecution, and Violence: The Mormons p. 43 2. From Vision to Violence: The Wounded Knee Massacre p. 62 3. "Theology Is Life and Death": David Koresh on Violence, Persecution, and the Millennium p. 82 4. Shooting Dreads on Sight: Violence, Persecution, Millennialism, and Dominica's Dread Act p. 101 5. "American as Cherry Pie": Peoples Temple and Violence in America p. 121 6. The Magic of Death: The Suicides of the Solar Temple p. 138 7. Imagined Persecution: Aum Shinrikyo, Millennialism, and the Legitimation of Violence p. 158 8. Millenarian Tragedies in South Africa: The Xhosa Cattle-Killing Movement and the Bulhock Massacre p. 185 9. Apocalypse, Persecution, and Self-Immolation: Mass Suicides among the Old Believers in Late-Seventeenth-Century Russia p. 205 10. Western Millennial Ideology Goes East: The Taiping Revolution and Mao's Great Leap Forward p. 220 11. Nazism as a Millennialist Movement p. 241 12. Japanese Lotus Millennialism: From Militant Nationalism to Contemporary Peace Movements p. 261 13. Time, Authority, and Ethics in the Khmer Rouge: Elements of the Millennial Vision in Year Zero p. 281 14. Real Paranoids Have Real Enemies: The Genesis of the ZOG Discourse in the American National Socialist Subculture p. 299 15. The Justus Freemen Standoff: The Importance of the Analysis of Religion in Avoiding Violent Outcomes p. 323 16. A Brief History of Millennialism and Suggestions for a New Paradigm for Use in Critical Incidents: A Presentation to the Los Angels Police Department p. 347 Afterword: Millennial Violence in Contemporary America p. 352 Bibliography p. 367 Index p. 391

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