Except for a few terms, Enlightened Martyrdom can be a fairly accessible reader for college students who may be religious studies majors. The readership may include anyone who is interested in FLG or new religious movements. The 9-page “Introduction” provides a good summary of each chapter as well as the whole book.
As in the fable of the blind men and the elephant,
Enlightened Martyrdom presents some other aspects of the FLG elephant. The fact that FLG is at once a new religious movement and a highly political organization makes it extremely complicated and difficult to explore. In the long run, however, with each new aspect being examined, we may move one step closer to the “truth” of Falun Gong.
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