Religious Violence in Contemporary Japan: The Case of Aum Shinrikyō

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University of Hawaii Press, 2000 - 304 pages
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.

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A Death in the Culture of Coercive Asceticism Killing
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Compassionate Cruelty and the Cosmic Struggle The Life
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Creation Preservation and Destruction The Development
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Ian Reader is professor of religious studies at Lancaster University.

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