Religious Violence in Contemporary Japan: The Case of Aum Shinrikyo
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310pp. May 2000
Religious Violence in Contemporary Japan: The Case of Aum Shinrikyo
Author: Reader, Ian;
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 J
"A landmark study" --Religious Studies Review, July 2002

"Well written and very insightful" --Religious Studies Review, April 2001

"A model for future studies in the field" --Social Science Japan Journal, October 2001

Author: Reader, Ian;
Ian Reader is professor of religious studies at Lancaster University.



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