Öffentlicher Vortrag im Rahmen der Vortragsreihe 'Religion am Donnerstag'
Soldiers for God?
New Religions and New Jerusalems
Prof. em. Eileen Barker
Most religions have concepts of the after-life or after-lives;
some entertain the concepts of heaven or hell, others of
nothingness after death. There are also those who believe
that it is they who have to achieve a heaven on earth: the
New Jerusalem of the Book of Revelation. The talk will consider
ways in which some new religious movements believe
they must engage in violence to bring about a New Jerusalem
– in this life or the next.