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Cults and new religions : a brief history, Douglas E. Cowan, David G. Bromley

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Cults and new religions : a brief history
Title
Cults and new religions
Title remainder
a brief history
Statement of responsibility
Douglas E. Cowan, David G. Bromley
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Cults and New Religions offers an overview of the history and development of eight new religious movements in the late twentieth century: the Church of Scientology, Transcendental Meditation, Unificationism, The Family International, the Ramtha School of Enlightenment, the Branch Davidians, Heaven's Gate, and Wicca." "The book profiles each new religion, describing its origins, doctrines and rituals, leadership, and organization. Each chapter includes a discussion of one of the major sources of controversy surrounding these movements, controversies that have led to them being popularly regarded as "cults": whether they are indeed authentic religions, the validity of claims that brainwashing techniques are used to gain and retain members, their potential for violence, the implications of experimentation with unconventional sexual practices, and the deeply rooted cultural fears they engender."--Jacket
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DLC
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Cowan, Douglas E
Dewey number
200.9/04
Index
index present
LC call number
BL80.3
LC item number
.C69 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Bromley, David G
Series statement
Blackwell brief histories of religion series
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  • Religions
  • Cults
  • Religions
  • Cults
  • Cults
  • Religions
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Cults and new religions : a brief history, Douglas E. Cowan, David G. Bromley
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-255) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cults and new religions : a primer -- The range of new religious movements -- Controversy and the popular perception of new religious movements -- The Church of Scientology : the question of religion -- Ron Hubbard and the origins of Scientology -- Beliefs and practices of the church of scientology -- The organizational structure of the Church of Scientology -- The Church of Scientology and the question of religion -- Transcendental meditation : the questions of science and therapy -- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and the arrival of transcendental meditation -- Beliefs and practices of transcendental meditation -- The growth and development of transcendental meditation -- Transcendental meditation : the questions of science and therapy -- Ramtha and the new age : the question of the dangerous cult -- Who is JZ Knight and who is Ramtha? -- History and development of Ramtha's school of enlightenment -- Beliefs and practices of Ramtha's school of enlightenment -- RSE and the question of the dangerous cult -- The Unification Church/the family federation : the brainwashing/deprogramming controversy -- Sun Myung Moon : Savior from the East -- Doctrinal beliefs and ritual practices of the Unification Church -- The growth and organization of the Unification Church outside Korea -- Brainwashing, deprogramming, and the Unification Church -- The Children of God/The Family International : the issue of sexuality -- Mo : David Berg and the origins of the Children of God -- Social organization of the Children of God/The Family -- Beliefs, rituals, and practices of the Children of God/The Family -- The Children of God/The Family and the issue of sexuality -- The Branch Davidians : the problem of mass media -- The historical development of the Branch Davidians -- Beliefs and practices of the Branch Davidians under David Koresh -- The siege at Waco and the problem of mass media -- Heaven's Gate : the question of cults and violence -- Ti, do, and the origins of Heaven's Gate -- Beliefs and practices of Heaven's Gate -- Recruitment and social organization in Heaven's Gate -- The evolutionary level above human : the continuum of new religious movements and violence -- Wicca and witchcraft : confronting cultural fears -- Gerald Gardner and the origins of modern witchcraft -- Social organization and development of modern witchcraft and wicca -- Beliefs, rituals, and practices of modern witchcraft and wicca -- Satanic panic : the legacy of religious cult fears -- Rethinking cults : the significance of new religious movements -- Perspectives : cults versus new religious movements -- New religions as experimental faiths
Control code
ocm76792017
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
ix, 260 pages
Isbn
9781405161275
Lccn
2006037932
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781405161282
  • (OCoLC)76792017
Label
Cults and new religions : a brief history, Douglas E. Cowan, David G. Bromley
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-255) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cults and new religions : a primer -- The range of new religious movements -- Controversy and the popular perception of new religious movements -- The Church of Scientology : the question of religion -- Ron Hubbard and the origins of Scientology -- Beliefs and practices of the church of scientology -- The organizational structure of the Church of Scientology -- The Church of Scientology and the question of religion -- Transcendental meditation : the questions of science and therapy -- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and the arrival of transcendental meditation -- Beliefs and practices of transcendental meditation -- The growth and development of transcendental meditation -- Transcendental meditation : the questions of science and therapy -- Ramtha and the new age : the question of the dangerous cult -- Who is JZ Knight and who is Ramtha? -- History and development of Ramtha's school of enlightenment -- Beliefs and practices of Ramtha's school of enlightenment -- RSE and the question of the dangerous cult -- The Unification Church/the family federation : the brainwashing/deprogramming controversy -- Sun Myung Moon : Savior from the East -- Doctrinal beliefs and ritual practices of the Unification Church -- The growth and organization of the Unification Church outside Korea -- Brainwashing, deprogramming, and the Unification Church -- The Children of God/The Family International : the issue of sexuality -- Mo : David Berg and the origins of the Children of God -- Social organization of the Children of God/The Family -- Beliefs, rituals, and practices of the Children of God/The Family -- The Children of God/The Family and the issue of sexuality -- The Branch Davidians : the problem of mass media -- The historical development of the Branch Davidians -- Beliefs and practices of the Branch Davidians under David Koresh -- The siege at Waco and the problem of mass media -- Heaven's Gate : the question of cults and violence -- Ti, do, and the origins of Heaven's Gate -- Beliefs and practices of Heaven's Gate -- Recruitment and social organization in Heaven's Gate -- The evolutionary level above human : the continuum of new religious movements and violence -- Wicca and witchcraft : confronting cultural fears -- Gerald Gardner and the origins of modern witchcraft -- Social organization and development of modern witchcraft and wicca -- Beliefs, rituals, and practices of modern witchcraft and wicca -- Satanic panic : the legacy of religious cult fears -- Rethinking cults : the significance of new religious movements -- Perspectives : cults versus new religious movements -- New religions as experimental faiths
Control code
ocm76792017
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
ix, 260 pages
Isbn
9781405161275
Lccn
2006037932
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781405161282
  • (OCoLC)76792017

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