An Encyclopedia of Those Who Go With Their God... And Kill!
by Michael Newton
Human beings kill one another for all sorts
of reasons, but none are stranger or more incomprehensible than
religion! Holy Homicide: An Encyclopedia of Those Who Go With
Their God... and Kill! is a lexicon of murders attributed to instructions
from deities, whether committed by unstable loners, organizations,
or armies. As demonstrated by the atrocities enumerated within
this book's pages, religion is among the oldest, most persistent
motives for murder throughout human history. Millions, perhaps
billions, of victims have suffered and died throughout the ages,
all in the name of one god or another.
Murder maven Michael Newton, author of such
books as Hunting Humans, Bad Girls Do It! and Black Collar Crimes,
has outdone himself in this grisly sampler of divinity-directed
These and many more persons and groups have
demonstrated that no atrocity is too heinous, no massacre is too
outrageous... just as long as the killing is directed by a force
that is greater than the perpetrator! Newton has included entries
for cults (Aum Shinrikyo, Heaven's Gate, Order of the Solar Temple,
"People's Temple," etc.), historical overviews (Biblical
Bloodshed, Capital Punishment, Crusades, Human Sacrifice, Inquisition,
Religious Wars, Terrorism), organized religions and groups (including
Ku Klux Klan, Mormons, and Nation of Islam), and other dire classifications.
Maybe the Devil made 'em do it... or perhaps
it was Jehovah! Whatever the supernatural reasons were, they're
all here in the pages of Holy Homicide: An Encyclopedia of Those
Who Go With Their God... and Kill!
5 1/2 x 8 1/2, 286 pages