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Cults

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About the Book
Cults examines the history and current status of cults across the United States, Europe, and East Asia. Focusing on the principal controversial religions and movements that have attracted major media attention, the book also includes profiles of hundreds of minority religions, from Jesus People and Rastafarians to voodoo practitioners and the human-cloning Raelians. All the issues central to the practice and the fear of cults are examined - apocalypticism, deprogramming, social isolation, cults and the media, the use and threat of violence, child custody, libel, tax evasion, solicitation, and the techniques of persuasion and conviction - as are the many charismatic cult leaders. Cults presents a comprehensive and authoritative reference, offering a balanced view of the controversy surrounding these new religious movements, assessing the movements themselves as well as the legal and governmental responses to them, including attempts to quantify membership.
About the Author: James R. Lewis is Associate Professor at the University of Tromsø, Norway
Book Details
ISBN-13: 9781845539733
Publisher: Routledge
Publisher Imprint: Routledge
Depth: 25
Height: 236 mm
No of Pages: 256
Series Title: Approaches to New Religions
Sub Title: A Reference and Guide
Width: 157 mm
ISBN-10: 1845539737
Publisher Date: 21 Aug 2014
Binding: Hardback
Edition: 0003-
Language: English
Returnable: Y
Spine Width: 25 mm
Weight: 521 gr
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