Cults and New Religions: A Brief History (Wiley Blackwell Brief Histories of Religion)

Cults and New Religions: A Brief History (Wiley Blackwell Brief Histories of Religion)


This unprecedented creation to cults and new spiritual activities has been thoroughly up-dated and extended to mirror the newest advancements; every one bankruptcy experiences the origins, leaders, ideals, rituals and practices of a NRM, highlighting the explicit controversies surrounding each one group.

  • A totally up-to-date, revised and extended variation of an remarkable creation to cults and new non secular movements
  • Profiles a few of the such a lot seen, major, and arguable new spiritual events, offering each one group’s background, doctrines, rituals, management, and organization
  • Offers a dialogue of the foremost controversies during which new spiritual routine were concerned, utilizing each one profiled staff to demonstrate the character of 1 of these controversies
  • Covers debates together with what constitutes an genuine faith, the validity of claims of brainwashing thoughts, the consequences of experimentation with unconventional sexual practices, and the deeply rooted cultural fears that cults engender
  • New sections comprise tools of learning new religions in each one bankruptcy in addition to shows on ‘groups to watch’

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