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This study looks at Aum's claims about itself and asks why a religious movement ostensibly focused on yoga, meditation, asceticism, and pursuit of enlightenment became involved in violent activities. Reader places the sect in the context of contemporary Japanese religious patterns, discussing developments in Asahara Shoko's personality and teachings, Aum's millennialism anThis study looks at Aum's claims about itself and asks why a religious movement ostensibly focused on yoga, meditation, asceticism, and pursuit of enlightenment became involved in violent activities. Reader places the sect in the context of contemporary Japanese religious patterns, discussing developments in Asahara Shoko's personality and teachings, Aum's millennialism and its developing hostility toward society, and compares Aum with other religious and political movements that turned to violence, both in Japan and elsewhere....

Title : Religious Violence in Contemporary Japan: The Case of Aum Shinrikyo
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ISBN : 9780824823405
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 310 Pages
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  • Jerrica
    2018-12-01 10:29

    The only truly remarkable thing about this book was that it managed to take an incredibly interesting topic, a Japanese murder cult, and muddle it with dense, space-filling text that didn't seem to serve any immediate purposes.