With the exception of the Order of the Solar Temple, analysts do not usually consider other examples of NRM violence in Europe. This chapter recounts the narrative of a series of murders that took place in the Knutby Filadelfia community. He concludes that the violence should perhaps be understood as a combination of lack of external control, social interaction among a tight community of charismatic ministers, a theology of eroticism and death, and the egoism and psychopathology of the murderers.
Keywords: charisma; murder; bride of Christ; Pentecostal church; Word of Life; Knutby; Waldau, Åsa; Fossmo, Helge
Chapter. 5697 words.
Subjects: Religious Studies
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