Moojan Momen is a retired physician and historian specializing in Bahá'í studies who has published numerous books and articles about the Bahá'í Faith including for Encyclopædia Iranica. He is an editor of Baha'i Studies Review and serves as a faculty member at the Wilmette Institute. Moojan Momen was born in Iran but raised in England, where he lives in Bedfordshire, with his wife Wendi.
Are we right to connect millennialism and violence? Are groups like Heaven's Gate or the Branch Davidians typical, or rare exceptions, magnified out of proportion by the lens of the media - and scholarship? How do we account for the popularity of mllennialism outside of religious traditions, new, extreme or otherwise?