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Aum Shinrikyo and the Aum Incident: A Critical Introduction

Martin Repp

in Controversial New Religions

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195156829
eISBN:
9780199784806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019515682X.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This essay presents a systematic overview of Aum Shinrikyo, its historical development, and the significant body of scholarship that has been carried out on the movement. The analyses of Aum ... More


Aum Shinrikyo and the Aum Incident: A Critical Introduction

Martin Repp

in Controversial New Religions

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199315314
eISBN:
9780190258245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199315314.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter presents systematic overviews of Aum Shinrikyo, its historical development, and the significant body of scholarship that has been carried out on the movement. Analyses of Aum ... More


AUM SHINRIKYO: Violence and Terrorism in Japanese Buddhism

Jones James W

in Blood That Cries Out From the Earth: The Psychology of Religious Terrorism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195335972
eISBN:
9780199868957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335972.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Islam

“Aum Shinrikyo: Violence and Religion in Japanese Buddhism.” This chapter traces the movement of Aum Shinrikyo from a yoga and meditation center, indistinguishable from countless other New Age ... More


Religion and Violence in Japan: The Case of Aum Shinrikyo

Martin Repp

in Violence and New Religious Movements

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199735631
eISBN:
9780199894512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735631.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter investigates violent acts committed by the new religious movement Aum Shinrikyo during the 1980s and 1990s. Most studies portray Aum Shinrikyo’s development from the hindsight of the ... More


Assessing the Threat

William R. Clark

in Bracing for Armageddon?: The Science and Politics of Bioterrorism in America

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195336214
eISBN:
9780199868537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336214.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

What would it take to mount a catastrophic bioterrorist attack on America? What are the barriers to success? Who could do it, and what weapons would they use? In this chapter we analyze the attempts ... More


Depicting Religions on the Margins

Jolyon Baraka Thomas

in Drawing on Tradition: Manga, Anime, and Religion in Contemporary Japan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835897
eISBN:
9780824871499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835897.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Aum Shinrikyō, the infamous group responsible for the sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway system in March of 1995, have long shaped discussions about religion in contemporary Japan. In the aftermath ... More


Development without Abolition: Japan in the 21st Century

David T. Johnson and Franklin E. Zimring

in The Next Frontier: National Development, Political Change, and the Death Penalty in Asia

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195337402
eISBN:
9780199868674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337402.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter traces the development of Japanese death penalty policy in order to arrive at a historically informed understanding of how contemporary policy-makers came to believe that at least one ... More


Small Bioweapons Programs and the Constraints of Covertness

Sonia Ben Ouagrham-Gormley

in Barriers to Bioweapons: The Challenges of Expertise and Organization for Weapons Development

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452888
eISBN:
9780801471933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452888.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter argues that achieving covertness in a bioweapons program can be likened to a double-edged sword: though it can shield an illicit program from outside scrutiny while the program seeks the ... More


Conclusion

Thomas O Beebee

in Millennial Literatures of the Americas, 1492-2002

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195339383
eISBN:
9780199867097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195339383.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This brief chapter moves beyond the end date of the title to speculate on the present and future of millennial thinking in the Americas, such as the role it may have played in US expansionism and ... More


Heisei Shinto

Helen Hardacre

in Shinto

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190621711
eISBN:
9780190621742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190621711.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Examines Shinto in the Heisei era (from the 1989 death of Hirohito), addressing current debates regarding Shinto’s contribution to the “public good” (kōeki). A sociological portrait of Shinto ... More


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