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Journal of Religion and Violence

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Suicide: Why Do People Kill Themselves In The Name Of Religion?

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James R. Lewis Sects and Violence: The “Standard Model” of New Religions Violence
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In contrast with other subfields within religion-and-violence studies, the study of violence and new religious movements (NRMs) has tended to focus on a small set of incidents involving the mass deaths of members of controversial NRMs. Beginning with the suicide-murders of hundreds of members of the People’sTemple in Jonestown, Guyana in 1978, various explanations of such incidents have been offered – some focusing on the psychological make-up of the leaders; others on the near approach of the new millennium. Scholars of violent new religions eventually settled on what might be called the ‘Standard Model’ of NRM violence, a model that takes into account internal factors, external factors and the dynamic polarization between these two sets of influences. Unfortunately, this model is not predictive. However, if the various factors within the standard model are reshuffled, several new factors added and the focus shifted to violent incidents involving group suicide, a modified model emergences that appears to be able to predict mass suicide in NRMs.
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Jesper Aagaard Petersen Holy Terror: Understanding Religion and Violence in Popular Culture., Eric Christianson and Christopher Partridge, eds.
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Jonathan Peste Master Narratives of Islamist Extremism., Jeffrey R. Halverson, H.L. Goodall, Jr. & Steven R. Corman, eds.
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David Svensson Fundamentalism in the Modern World. Volume 2. Fundamentalism and Communication: Culture, Media and the Public Sphere., Ulrika Mårtensson, Jennifer Bailey, Priscilla Ringrose & Asbjørn Dyrendal, eds.
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Walter Skya Politics and Religion in Modern Japan: Red Sun, White Lotus., Roy Starrs, ed.
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R. Scott Appleby The Fundamentalist Mindset: Psychological Perspectives on Religion, Violence, and History., Charles B. Strozier, David M. Terman & James W. Jones (with Katharine A. Boyd), eds.
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Göran Larsson Islamismen., Bjørn Olav Utvik
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