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Religious and Spiritual Groups in Modern America

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ISBN-10: 0137730454

ISBN-13: 9780137730452

Edition: 2nd 1987 (Revised)

Authors: Robert S. Ellwood, Harry Partin

List price: $105.00
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The book explores the major new or unconventional religions and spiritual movements in America that exists outside the Judeo-Christian tradition. Gives accounts of some 25 groups--divided into six types--covering their history, teaching, worship, and way of life. Considers bitter controversies about cults, brainwashing, and deprogramming that have arisen around them.
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Book details

List price: $105.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1987
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 10/1/1987
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.210

The Several Meanings of "Cult."
The History of an Alternative Reality in the West
New Vessels for the Ancient Wisdom: Groups in the Theosophical and Rosicrucian Traditions
The Descent of the Mighty Ones: Spiritualism and UFO Groups
The Crystal Within: Initiatory Groups
The Edenic Bower: Neo-Paganism
The Ganges Flows West: Indian Movements in America
The East in the Golden West: Other Oriental Movements
New Religious Movements: Sociological and Psychological Approaches
Appendix: The People's Temple
Addresses of Groups