Fanaticism


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Fanaticism

See also Extremism.
Adamites
various sects preaching a return to life before the fall. [Christian Hist.: Brewer Note-Book, 8]
assassins
Moslem murder teams used hashish as stimulus (11th and 12th centuries). [Islamic Hist.: Brewer Note-Book, 52]
Fakirs
mendicant Indian sects bent on self-punishment for salvation. [Asian Hist.: Brewer Note-Book, 310]
flagellants
various Christian sects practising self-punishment. [Christian Hist.: Brewer Note-Book, 331–332]
Harmony Society Harmonists,
also Rappites; subscribed to austere doctrines, such as celibacy, and therefore no longer exist (since 1960). [Am. Hist.: NCE, 910]
Hitler, Adolf (1889–1945) German
dictator tried to conquer the world. [Ger. Hist.: Hitler]
Shakers (or Alethians)
received their name from the trembling produced by excesses of religious emotion; because of doctrine of celibacy, Shakers are all but extinct. [Am. Hist.: NCE, 1938]
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