Sacred Suicide (Ashgate New Religions)

The label 'Suicide Cults' has been utilized to a wide selection of other substitute religions, from Jonestown to the sunlight Temple to Heaven's Gate. also, observers have requested if such team suicides are in anyway reminiscent of Islamist suicide terrorism, or to old incidents of mass suicide, corresponding to the mass suicide of the traditional neighborhood of Masada. Organizationally and ideologically diversified, it seems that the first shared trait of those a number of teams is a standard stereotype of faith as an irrational strength that pushes enthusiasts to adopt acts of suicidal violence. delivering a worthwhile viewpoint on New spiritual events and on faith and violence, Sacred Suicide brings jointly contributions from a various variety of overseas students of sociology, non secular reviews and criminology.

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