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246. Fanaticism (See also Extremism.)

  1. Adamites various sects preaching a return to life before the fall. [Christian Hist.: Brewer Note-Book, 8]
  2. assassins Moslem murder teams used hashish as stimulus (11th and 12th centuries). [Islamic Hist.: Brewer Note-Book, 52]
  3. Fakirs mendicant Indian sects bent on self-punishment for salvation. [Asian Hist.: Brewer Note-Book, 310]
  4. flagellants various Christian sects practising self-punishment. [Christian Hist.: Brewer Note-Book, 331332]
  5. Harmony Society Harmonists, also Rappites; subscribed to austere doctrines, such as celibacy, and therefore no longer exist (since 1960). [Am. Hist.: NCE, 910]
  6. Hitler, Adolf (18891945) German dictator tried to conquer the world. [Ger. Hist.: Hitler ]
  7. 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]