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Classics & Religious Studies 3360: Theories of Religion

Religious movements

The Anabaptist movement in Münster, Germany during the 16th Century

The Babi Movement in Iran during the 19th Century

Religious movements that arose during the English Civil War (the Diggers, Ranters, Levellers, Quakers, etc.) during the 17th Century

The Mahdi of Sudan and his movement during the 19th Century

Sabbatai Zevi and the Sabbatean Movement of the 17th Century

Taiping Rebellion in China in 19th Century

The Falun Gong in China in late 20th/early 21st Centuries

Heaven's Gate

The People’s Temple Movement and Jonestown

The Branch Davidians at Waco, Texas

Baruch Goldstein and the religious settler movement in Israel

The Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas)

The Islamic State Movement (ISIS)

The Boxer Rebellion in China in early 20th Century

The violence surrounding the destruction of the Babri Mosque in Ayodhya, India