Prophets, Cults and Madness

Prophets, Cults and Madness

by Anthony Stevens, John Price
     
 

How is it possible that cults continue to exist despite their history of disintegrating under the strain of their own mad ideas? In this entertaining study of the very thin line that separates cult leaders from full-blown madness, Stevens and Price argue that the answer lies in our gene pool. The sexual charisma of cult leaders--from Hitler, Koresh and Jones on one…  See more details below

Overview

How is it possible that cults continue to exist despite their history of disintegrating under the strain of their own mad ideas? In this entertaining study of the very thin line that separates cult leaders from full-blown madness, Stevens and Price argue that the answer lies in our gene pool. The sexual charisma of cult leaders--from Hitler, Koresh and Jones on one side of the spectrum and Jesus on the other side--play a vital role when groups waver and split. The authors create a controversial argument that will make anyone look at groups and religions in a whole new light.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780715629406
Publisher:
Duckworth Publishers
Publication date:
05/28/2001
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

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Meet the Author

John Price is the Senior Lecturer in Psychological Medicine at the University of Newcastle-upon Tyne.

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