'Required reading for anyone perplexed by the persistence of millenarian thought'
- Michael F. Brown, Williams College'This book takes an original and challenging view of a number of extremely controversial new religious movements.'
- Journal of Contemporary Religion
About the Author
John R. Hall is Professor of sociology at the University of California, Davis. He has contributed to Millennium, Messiahs and Mayhem(Routledge 1998) and Sociology of Religious Movements (Routledge, 1998) and is the author of Culture: Sociological Perspectives (1997).
Philip Schuyleris lecturer in the department of music at the University of Maryland. Sylvaine Trinh is at Paris-Dauphine University in Paris.