Cults and New Religious Movements A Reader

ISBN-10: 1405101814

ISBN-13: 9781405101813

Edition: 2nd 2003 (Revised)

Authors: Lorne L. Dawson
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Description: This broad-ranging, balanced and clearly organized collection of readings on cults includes section introductions which situate the nature, value and relevance of the selected readings in context of current discussions.

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Book details

List price: $56.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/2/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 306
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.650
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction: The Book and the Subject
The Study of New Religious Movements
The Scientific Study of Religion? You Must Be Joking!
The Continuum Between "Cults" and "Normal" Religion
The Nature of New Religious Movements
Three Types of New Religious Movement
Cult Formation: Three Compatible Models
New Religious Movements in Historical and Social Context
False Prophets and Deluded Subjects: The Nineteenth Century
The New Spiritual Freedom
Joining New Religious Movements
Who Joins New Religious Movements and Why: Twenty Years of Research and What Have We Learned?
The Joiners
The "Brainwashing" Controversy
The Process of Brainwashing, Psychological Coercion, and Thought Reform
A Critique of "Brainwashing" Claims About New Religious Movements
Constructing Cultist "Mind Control"
Violence and New Religious Movements
The Apocalypse at Jonestown
"Our Terrestrial Journey is Coming to an End": The Last Voyage of the Solar Temple
Sex and Gender Issues and New Religious Movements
Women in New Religious Movements
Women's "Cocoon Work" in New Religious Movements: Sexual Experimentation and Feminine Rites of Passage
New Religious Movements and the Future
Why Religious Movements Succeed or Fail: A Revised General Model
New Religions and the Internet: Recruiting in a New Public Space
Index
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