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Rogue Messiahs: Tales of Self-Proclaimed Saviors


Throughout history, Western culture has been bedeviled by false prophets, charlatans, and self-appointed messianic figures. Their appetites for destruction and depravity have led to broken lives and worse-mass suicide and even mass murder. Why does this occur again and again? In Rogue Messiahs , Colin Wilson compellingly recounts the stories and outrageous claims, acts, and abuses of 25 self-proclaimed messiahs who have arisen in the last 300 years. He uncovers the probable factors that turn earnest religious leaders, ...

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Rogue Messiahs: Tales of Self-Proclaimed Saviors
2000, Hampton Roads Publishing Company

ISBN-13: 9781571741752


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