Publisher’s description The relationship between new religious movements (NRMs) and violence has long been a topic of intense public interest — an interest heavily fuelled by multiple incidents of mass[…]
An analysis of the impact of the Aum Shinrikyo affair, and an application of lessons that can be learned from those events to contemporary discussions of radicalisation.
Lifton looks at Aum Shinrikyō, its orientations, members and activities and seeks to identify in particular the characteristics and psychological orientation of its guru, Asahara Shoko.
This collection of essays provides an outline of Aum’s turn to violence and an analysis of how different agencies and interest groups within Japan responded to the affair.
Based on the sermons of Asahara Shoko (leader of Aum Shinrikyo), this book is one of the most extensive examinations of the relationship between religious doctrines and violence.
This book makes the claim that an important distinction should be made between two types of jihadist martyrdoms.
Study of the Japanese religious movement Aum Shinrikyo, which released Sarin gas into the Tokyo transport system in 1995.
This work explores the unique characteristics of religious violence and its causes.