How the Millennium Comes Violently From Jonestown to Heaven's Gate

ISBN-10: 1889119245

ISBN-13: 9781889119243

Edition: 2000

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List price: $28.50
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: CQ Press
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 252
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Introductionp. 1
How the Millennium Comes Violentlyp. 12
Recent Eventsp. 12
Key Termsp. 15
The Dynamics of Violencep. 17
1978 - Jonestownp. 30
The violencep. 30
Jim Jonesp. 31
Peoples Templep. 34
Catastrophic Millennialismp. 37
The Persecutionp. 39
The Failure of the Millennial Goalp. 45
The Decision to Commit Violencep. 47
1993 - Branch Davidiansp. 56
The Violencep. 56
David Koreshp. 81
The Branch Davidians at Mount Carmelp. 86
Catastrophic Millennialismp. 91
The Persecutionp. 94
The Success of the Millennial Goalp. 100
The Decision to Commit Violencep. 102
Transcript - Waco Negotiations, April 10, 1993p. 104
Transcript - David Koresh and FBI Negotiators, April 16 and 18, 1993p. 105
1995 - Aum Shinrikyop. 120
The Violencep. 120
Shoko Asaharap. 126
Aum Shinrikyop. 130
Catastrophic Millennialismp. 135
The Persecutionp. 138
The Failure of the Millennial Goalp. 142
The Decision to Commit Violencep. 143
1996 - Montana Freemenp. 158
The Potential for Violencep. 158
The Cast of Charactersp. 167
The Montana Freemen - Part of a Euro-American Nativist Movementp. 172
Catastrophic Millennialismp. 178
Events of the Standoff - Avoiding Persecutionp. 179
The Millennial Goal Preservedp. 192
The Decision Not to Commit Violence and Subsequent Developments within the FBIp. 201
Other Cases Briefly Considered: Solar Temple and Heaven's Gatep. 218
1994, 1995, 1997 - Solar Templep. 218
1997, 1998 - Heaven's Gatep. 229
1998 - Chen Tao: Assessing the Potential for Violencep. 253
Comparative Conclusionsp. 264
Categories of Catastrophic Millennial Groups Involved in Violencep. 264
What to Do?p. 268
General Observationsp. 270
Characteristics That Cause Concernp. 275
Reassuring Characteristicsp. 281
The Futurep. 282
The New Millennium: It Is Just an Arbitrary Datep. 282
The Responsibility of the Mediap. 283
Millennialism in the Next Millenniump. 283
Bibliographyp. 287
Indexp. 295
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