Cults and New Religious Movements A Reader
Edition: 2nd 2003 (Revised)
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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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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $56.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/2/2003
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
|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 "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|