Storming Zion: Government Raids on Religious Communities by Stuart A. Wright, Susan J. Palmer

By Stuart A. Wright, Susan J. Palmer

Whereas students, media, and the general public can be conscious of a number of impressive govt raids on non secular groups, reminiscent of the U.S. federal raid at the department Davidians in 1993, only a few individuals are conscious of the scope of those raids or the frequency with which they ensue. encouraged by way of the Texas nation raid at the Fundamentalist Church of Latter-day Saints in 2008, authors Stuart A. Wright and Susan J. Palmer determined to gather information on the entire raids of this type that experience taken position in Western-style democracies during the last six many years. They hence confirmed the 1st archive of raided teams after which used it see if any styles might be pointed out. Their findings have been stunning; there have been way more raids than anticipated, and the majority of them had happened for the reason that 1990, reflecting a virtually exponential elevate. What may possibly account for this surprising and dramatic raise in kingdom keep watch over of minority religions?

In Storming Zion, Wright and Palmer argue that the elevated use of those high-risk and severe sorts of enforcement corresponds to elevated association and projects by way of competitors of unconventional religions. Anti-cult businesses supply strategic "frames" that outline capability conflicts or difficulties in a given neighborhood as inherently risky, and build narratives that draw on stereotypes of kid and sexual abuse, brainwashing, or even mass suicide. The unique team is made to seem extra harmful than it really is, leading to an overreaction through gurus. Wright and Palmer discover the consequences of heightened country repression and regulate of minority religions in an more and more multicultural, globalized global. At a time of speedily moving demographics inside Western societies this publication cautions opposed to nation keep watch over of marginalized teams and gives perception into the explanations why the responses to those teams are frequently so reactionary.

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City of Sacrifice: Violence From the Aztec Empire to the by David L. Carrasco, Micah Kleit

By David L. Carrasco, Micah Kleit

At an excavation of the good Aztec Temple in Mexico urban, amid carvings of skulls and a dismembered warrior goddess, David Carrasco stood ahead of a box choked with the embellished bones of babies and kids. It was once the positioning of an incredible human sacrifice, and for Carrasco the heart of fiercely provocative questions: If ritual violence opposed to people was once a profound necessity for the Aztecs of their capital urban, is it significant to the development of social order and the authority of urban states? Is civilization equipped on violence? In urban of Sacrifice, Carrasco chronicles the interesting tale of Tenochtitlan, the Aztec capital, investigating Aztec non secular practices and demonstrating that non secular violence used to be imperative to urbanization; town itself was once a temple to the gods. That Mexico urban, the most important urban on the earth, was once equipped at the ruins of Tenochtitlan, is some degree Carrasco poignantly considers in his comparability of city existence from antiquity to modernity. Majestic in scope, urban of Sacrifice illuminates not just the wealthy heritage of an incredible Meso american urban but in addition the inseparability of 2 passionate human impulses: urbanization and non secular engagement. It has a lot to inform us approximately many popular occasions in our personal time, from suicide bombings in Tel Aviv to rape and homicide within the Balkans.

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Battling Demons: Witchcraft, Heresy, and Reform in the Late by Michael D. Bailey

By Michael D. Bailey

I used to be excited upon receiving this ebook as I anticipated a thrilling overview of witchcraft as understood within the Medieval interval, regrettably it was once virtually in simple terms an research of 1 person's unexciting interpretation of the malleus maleficarum. while you are searching for a extra intriguing and thorough heritage I hugely suggest Nancy Caciola's Discerning Spirits. This ebook can be a bit incomplete because it is approximately third of Bailey's dissertation chopped into booklet shape explaining a lot of its overemphasis on a unmarried determine, might be while he has released the remaining it is going to be extra thorough and consequently relaxing.

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Discovering the Mysteries of Ancient America: Lost History by Frank Joseph

By Frank Joseph

The nursery rhyme starts off, ''In fourteen hundred and 92, Columbus sailed the sea blue.'' much less famous is the road that follows: ''…to study if the previous maps have been true.'' How can there be ''old maps'' of a land not anyone knew existed? have been others the following ahead of Columbus? What have been their purposes for coming and what unexplained artifacts did they go away at the back of?

The oceans have been highways to the United States instead of boundaries, and while discoverers placed ashore, they have been greeted via strange population. In researching the Mysteries of historic the USA, the writer of The Atlantis Encyclopedia turns his sextant in the direction of this hemisphere. here's a selection of the main debatable articles chosen from seventy problems with the notorious old American journal. they vary from the invention of Roman relics in Arizona and California's chinese language treasure, to Viking rune-stones in Minnesota and Oklahoma and the mysterious religions of old american citizens. Many questions could be raised together with:

What position did extraterrestrials have within the lives of old civilizations?

What historical pyramids and towers let us know concerning the those who outfitted them?

Are they a few kind of portals to a different measurement?

What prehistoric applied sciences were found, and what can they let us know approximately early settlers, their spiritual ideals, and attainable other-worldly viewers?

Did El Dorado exist, and what of the mythical Fountain of stripling?

Was Atlantis in Cuba?

What are America’s misplaced races and what occurred to them?

Discovering the Mysteries of historical the US brings to the fore the once-hidden precise earlier of America’s earliest civilizations

Frank Joseph is the writer of The Atlantis Encyclopedia (New web page Books), in addition to a dozen different books on background, prehistory, and metaphysics. He has been the editor-in-chief of historic American journal due to the fact its first factor in 1993. He lives in Wisconsin.

Wayne might is the founder-publisher of old American. Laura Lee is the award-winning manufacturer and host of the nationally syndicated ''The Laura Lee Show''. David Hatcher Childress wrote the best-selling misplaced towns sequence. Zecharia Sitchin is the writer of the best-selling Earth Chronicles sequence. Andrew Collins is world-renowned for his constant bestsellers, together with Gateway to Atlantis.

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Multi-Carrier Digital Communications: Theory and by Ahmad R. S. Bahai, Burton R. Saltzberg (auth.)

By Ahmad R. S. Bahai, Burton R. Saltzberg (auth.)

Multi-carrier modulation, specifically orthogonal frequency department multiplexing (OFDM), has been effectively utilized to a wide selection of electronic communications purposes for numerous years. even supposing OFDM has been selected because the actual layer common for a range of vital structures, the speculation, algorithms, and implementation innovations stay topics of present curiosity.
This e-book is meant to be a concise precis of the current state-of-the-art of the speculation and perform of OFDM know-how. This ebook bargains a unified presentation of OFDM thought and excessive velocity and instant purposes. specifically, ADSL, instant LAN, and electronic broadcasting applied sciences are defined.
it really is was hoping that this e-book will turn out priceless either to builders of such platforms, and to researchers and graduate scholars all in favour of research of electronic communications, and should stay a important precis of the know-how, offering an figuring out of latest advances in addition to the current middle expertise.

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