SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY:

SCHOLARLY BOOKS & ARTICLES RELATING TO

RELIGION, LAW ENFORCEMENT, AND VIOLENCE

Compiled by Catherine Wessinger

Loyola University, New Orleans

wessing@loyno.edu

http://www.loyno.edu/~wessing

January 23, 2000

Aho, James A. 1990. The Politics of Righteousness, Idaho Christian Patriotism. Seattle: University of Washington Press.

_________. 1994. This Thing of Darkness: A Sociology of the Enemy. Seattle: University of Washington Press.

Ammerman, Nancy T. 1995. "Waco, Federal Law Enforcement, and Scholars of Religion." In Armageddon in Waco: Critical Perspectives on the Branch Davidian Conflict, edited by Stuart A. Wright. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 282-96.

Anthony, Dick, and Thomas Robbins. 1997. "Religious Totalism, Exemplary Dualism, and the Waco Tragedy." In Millennium, Messiahs, and Mayhem: Contemporary Apocalyptic Movements, edited by Thomas Robbins and Susan J. Palmer, 261-284. New York: Routledge.

Arnold, J. Phillip. 1994. "The Davidian Dilemma--To Obey God or Man?" In From the Ashes: Making Sense of Waco, edited by James R. Lewis. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 23-31.

Barkun, Michael, 1996. "Religion, Militias and Oklahoma City: The Mind of Conspiratorialists," Terrorism and Political Violence 8, no. 1 (Spring): 50-64.

_________. 1997. Religion and the Racist Right: The Origins of the Christian Identity Movement. Rev. ed. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina.

_________. 1997. "Millenarians and Violence: The Case of the Christian Identity Movement." In Millennium, Messiahs, and Mayhem, edited by Thomas Robbins and Susan Palmer, 247-60. New York: Routledge.

_________1999. "End-Time Paranoia: Conspiracy Thinking at the Millennium's Close," in Christopher Kleinhenz and Fannie J. LeMoine (eds), Fearful Hope: Approaching the New Millennium, Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 170-181.

_________. 2000. "Millennial Violence in Contemporary America." In Millennialism, Persecution, and Violence: Historical Cases, edited by Catherine Wessinger. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press.

Bromley, David G., and Edward D. Silver. 1995. "The Davidian Tradition: From Patronal Clan to Prophetic Movement." In Armageddon in Waco: Critical Perspectives on the Branch Davidian Conflict , edited by Stuart A. Wright. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 43-72.

Bromley, David G., ed. 1998. The Politics of Religious Apostasy: The Role of Apostates in the Transformation of Religious Movements. Westport, CT: Praeger.

Bromley, David G., and J. Gordon Melton, eds. 2001. Dramatic Confrontations. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Chidester, David. 1988. Salvation and Suicide: An Interpretation of Jim Jones, the Peoples Temple, and Jonestown. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press.

Cohn, Norman. 1970. The Pursuit of the Millennium: Revolutionary Millenarians and Mystical Anarchists of the Middle Ages. rev. and exp. ed. New York: Oxford University Press.

 

Dawson, Lorne L. 1999. "When Prophecy Fails and Faith Persists: A Theoretical Overview. Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions 3, no. 1 (October): 60-82.

Docherty, Jayne Seminare. 1998. "When the Parties Bring Their Gods to the Table: Learning Lessons from Waco." Ph.D. diss. George Mason University.

_________. 1999. "Bridging the Gap between Scholars of Religion and Law Enforcement Negotiators." Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions 3, no. 1 (October): 8-26.

Ellwood, Robert. 2000. "Nazism as a Millennialist Movement." In Millennialism, Persecution, and Violence: Historical Cases, edited by Catherine Wessinger. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press.

Gallagher, Eugene V. 1997. "God and Country: Revolution as a Religious Imperative on the Radical Right." Terrorism and Political Violence 9, no. 3 (Autumn): 63-79.

_________. 1999. "Negotiating Salvation." Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions 3, no. 1 (October): 27-35.

_________. 2000. "‘Theology is Life and Death’: David Koresh on Violence, Persecution, and the Millennium." In Millennialism, Persecution, and Violence: Historical Cases, edited by Catherine Wessinger. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press.

Hall, John R. 1987. Gone from the Promised Land: Jonestown in American Cultural History. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction.

_________. 1995. "Public Narratives and the Apocalyptic Sect: From Jonestown to Mt. Carmel." In Armageddon at Waco: Critical Perspectives on the Branch Davidian Conflict, edited by Stuart A. Wright, 205-35. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Hall, John R., and Philip Schuyler. 1997. "The Mystical Apocalypse of the Solar Temple." In Millennium, Messiahs, and Mayhem: Contemporary Apocalyptic Movements, edited by Thomas Robbins and Susan J. Palmer, 285-311. New York: Routledge.

_________. 1998. "Apostasy, Apocalypse, and Religious Violence: An Exploratory Comparison of the Peoples Temple, the Branch Davidians, and the Solar Temple." In The Politics of Religious Apostasy: The Role of Apostates in the Transformation of Religious Movements, edited by David G. Bromley, 141-70. Westport, CT: Praeger.

Hall, John R., Philip D. Schuyler, and Sylvaine Trinh. 2000. Apocalypse Observed: Religious Movements and Violence in North America, Europe, and Japan. London: Routledge.

Introvigne, Massimo. 1995. "Ordeal by Fire: The Tragedy of the Solar Temple." Religion 25: 267-83.

_________. 2000. "The Magic of Death: The Suicides of the Solar Temple." In Millennialism, Persecution, and Violence: Historical Cases, edited by Catherine Wessinger. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press.

Kaplan, Jeffrey. 1997. Radical Religion in America: From the Far Right to the Children of Noah. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press.

_________. 2000. "Real Paranoids Have Real Enemies: The Genesis of the ZOG Discourse in the American National Socialist Subculture." In Millennialism, Persecution, and Violence: Historical Cases, edited by Catherine Wessinger. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press.

Kisala, Robert. 1998. "The AUM Spiritual Truth Church in Japan." In Wolves Within the Fold: Religious Leadership and Abuses of Power, edited by Anson Shupe. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 33-48.

Kliever, Lonnie D. 1999. "Meeting God in Garland: A Model of Religious Tolerance." Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions 3, no. 1 (October): 45-53.

Lamy, Philip. 1997. "Secularizing the Millennium: Survivalists, Militias, and the New World Order." In Millennium, Messiahs, and Mayhem: Contemporary Apocalyptic Movements, edited by Thomas Robbins and Susan J. Palmer. New York: Routledge, 93-117.

Lowe, Scott. 2000. "Western Millennial Ideology Goes East: The Taiping Revolution and Mao’s Great Leap Forward." In Millennialism, Persecution, and Violence: Historical Cases, edited by Catherine Wessinger. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press

Maaga, Mary McCormick. 1998. Hearing the Voices of Jonestown: Putting a Human Face on an American Tragedy. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press.

Mayer, Jean-François. 1999. "'Our Terrestrial Voyage Is Coming to an End': The Last Voyage of the Solar Temple." ." Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions 2, no. 2 (April): 172-96.

Moore, Rebecca. 2000. "‘American as Cherry Pie’: Peoples Temple and Violence in America." In Millennialism, Persecution, and Violence: Historical Cases, edited by Catherine Wessinger. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press.

Mullins, Mark R. 1997. "Aum Shinrikyo as an Apocalyptic Movement." In Millennium, Messiahs, and Mayhem: Contemporary Apocalyptic Movements, edited by Thomas Robbins and Susan J. Palmer. New York: Routledge, 313-24.

O'Leary, Stephen. 1999. "Law Enforcement and New Religious Movements." Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions 3, no. 1 (October): 54-59.

Palmer, Susan J. 1996. "Purity and Danger in the Solar Temple." Journal of Contemporary Religion 11, no. 3 (October): 303-18.

Pesantubbee, Michelene E. 2000. "From Vision to Violence: The Wounded Knee Massacre" in Millennialism, Persecution, and Violence: Historical Cases, edited by Catherine Wessinger. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press.

Reader, Ian. 1996. A Poisonous Cocktail? Aum Shinrikyô’s Path to Violence. Copenhagen: NIAS Books.

_________. 2000. "Imagined Persecution: Aum Shinrikyo, Millennialism, and the Legitimation of Violence." In Millennialism, Persecution, and Violence: Historical Cases, edited by Catherine Wessinger. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press.

_________. 2000. Religious Violence in Contemporary Japan: The Case of Aum Shinrikyo. Curzon.

Richardson, James T. 1995. "Manufacturing Consent about Koresh: A Structural Analysis of the Role of Media in the Waco Tragedy." In Armageddon in Waco: Critical Perspectives on the Branch Davidian Conflict, edited by Stuart A. Wright. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 153-76.

Robbins, Thomas. 2000. "Apocalypse, Persecution, and Self-Immolation: Mass Suicides among the Old Believers in Late Seventeenth-Century Russia. " In Millennialism, Persecution, and Violence: Historical Cases, edited by Catherine Wessinger. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press.

Robbins, Thomas, and Dick Anthony. 1995. "Sects and Violence: Factors Enhancing the Volatility of Marginal Religious Movements." In Armageddon in Waco: Critical Perspectives on the Branch Davidian Conflict, edited by Stuart A. Wright, 236-259. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Robbins, Thomas, and Susan J. Palmer, eds. 1997. Millennium, Messiahs, and Mayhem: Contemporary Apocalyptic Movements. New York: Routledge.

_________. 1997. "Introduction." In Millennium, Messiahs, and Mayhem: Contemporary Apocalyptic Movements, edited by Thomas Robbins and Susan J. Palmer, 1-27. New York: Routledge.

Rosenfeld, Jean E. 1995. "Pai Marire: Peace and Violence in a New Zealand Millenarian Tradition." Terrorism and Political Violence. Special Issue on Millennialism and Violence edited by Michael Barkun 7, no. 3 (Autumn): 83-108.

_________. 1997. "The Importance of the Analysis of Religion in Avoiding Violent Outcomes: The Justus Freemen Crisis." Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions 1, no. 1 (October): 72-95.

_________. 1999. "Response to Mayer's 'Our Terrestrial Journey Is Coming to an End.'" Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions 2, no. 2 (April): 197-207.

_________. 1999. The Island Broken in Two Halves: Land and Renewal Movements among the Maori of New Zealand. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press.

_________. 2000. "The Justus Freemen Standoff: The Importance of the Analysis of Religion in Avoiding Violent Outcomes." In Millennialism, Persecution, and Violence: Historical Cases, edited by Catherine Wessinger. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press.

_________. 2000. "A Brief History of Millennialism and Suggestions for a New Paradigm for Use in Critical Incidents: A Presentation to the Los Angeles Police Department." In Millennialism, Persecution, and Violence: Historical Cases, edited by Catherine Wessinger. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press.

Salter, Richard C. 2000. "Time, Authority, and Ethics in the Khmer Rouge: Elements of the Millennial Vision in Year Zero." In Millennialism, Persecution, and Violence: Historical Cases, edited by Catherine Wessinger. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press.

_________. 2000. "Shooting Dreads on Sight: Violence, Persecution, Millennialism, and Dominica's Dread Act." In Millennialism, Persecution, and Violence: Historical Cases, edited by Catherine Wessinger. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press.

Shupe, Anson, and Jeffrey K. Hadden. 1995. "Cops, News Copy, and Public Opinion: Legitimacy and the Social Construction of Evil in Waco." In Armageddon in Waco: Critical Perspectives on the Branch Davidian Conflict , edited by Stuart A. Wright. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 177-202.

 

Steyn, Christine. 2000. "Millenarian Tragedies in South Africa: The Xhosa Cattle-Killing Movement and the Bulhoek Massacre." In Millennialism, Persecution, and Violence: Historical Cases, edited by Catherine Wessinger. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press.

Stone, Jacqueline. 2000. "Japanese Lotus Millennialism: From Militant Japanese Nationalism to Contemporary Peace Movements." In Millennialism, Persecution, and Violence: Historical Cases, edited by Catherine Wessinger. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press.

Tabor, James D. 1995. "Religious Discourse and Failed Negotiations: The Dynamics of Biblical Apocalypticism in Waco." In Armageddon in Waco: Critical Perspectives on the Branch Davidian Conflict, edited by Stuart A. Wright. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 263-81.

Tabor, James D. and Eugene V. Gallagher. 1995. Why Waco? Cults and the Battle for Religious Freedom in America. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Underwood, Grant. 2000. "Millennialism, Persecution, and Violence: The Mormons." In Millennialism, Persecution, and Violence: Historical Cases, edited by Catherine Wessinger. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press.

Wagner-Pacifici,Robin. 1994. Discourse and Destruction: The City of Philadelphia versus MOVE. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

_________. 2000. Theorizing the Standoff: Contingency in Action. Cambridge University Press.

Wessinger, Catherine. 1997. "Millennialism With and Without the Mayhem." In Millennium, Messiahs, and Mayhem: Contemporary Apocalyptic Movements, edited by Thomas Robbins and Susan J. Palmer, 47-59. New York: Routledge.

_________. 1997. "How the Millennium Comes Violently: A Comparison of Jonestown, Aum Shinrikyo, Branch Davidians, and the Montana Freemen." Dialog: A Journal of Theology 36, no. 4: 277-88.

_________. 1997."Review Essay: Understanding the Branch Davidian Tragedy." In Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions 1, no. 1 (October): 122-38.

_________. 1999. "Religious Studies Scholars, FBI Agents, and the Montana Freemen Standoff." Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions 3, no. 1 (October): 36-44.

_________. 2000. How the Millennium Comes Violently: From Jonestown to Heaven's Gate. New York: Seven Bridges Press.

_________, ed.2000.Millennialism, Persecution, and Violence: Historical Cases. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press.

_________. 2000. "The Interacting Dynamics of Millennial Beliefs, Persecution, and Violence." In Millennialism, Persecution, and Violence: Historical Cases, edited by Catherine Wessinger. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press.

Wright, Stuart A., ed. 1995. Armageddon in Waco: Critical Perspectives on the Branch Davidian Conflict. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

_________. 1995. "Introduction: Another View of the Mt. Carmel Standoff." In Armageddon in Waco: Critical Perspectives on the Branch Davidian Conflict , edited by Stuart A. Wright. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, xiii-xxvi.

_________. 1995. "Construction and Escalation of a Cult Threat." In Armageddon in Waco: Critical Perspectives on the Branch Davidian Conflict, edited by Stuart A. Wright. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 75-94.