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Cults and new religious movements
Lorne L. Dawson
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.
|Statement||edited by Lorne L. Dawson|
|Series||Blackwell readings in religion, Blackwell readings in religion|
|LC Classifications||BP603 .C86 2003eb|
|The Physical Object|
|Format||[electronic resource] :|
|Pagination||1 online resource (viii, 297 p.)|
|Number of Pages||297|
Cults in context: readings in the study of new religious movements. [Lorne L Dawson;] from sociological-technical to popular-negative / James T. Richardson --Three types of new religious movements / Roy Wallis --Time when mountains were moving / Wade Clark Roof --New Sociology of Religion -The book will be a welcome addition to courses. The American public’s perception of New Religious Movements (NRMs) as fundamentally harmful cults stems from the "anticult" movement of the s, which gave a sometimes hysterical and often distorted image of NRMs to the media.
In Mystics and Messiahs--the first full account of cults and anti-cult scares in American history--Philip Jenkins shows that, contrary to popular belief, cults were by no means an invention of the prosportsfandom.com fact, most of the frightening images and stereotypes surrounding fringe religious movements are traceable to the mid-nineteenth century when Mormons, Freemasons, and even Catholics were /5(87). Jun 02, · In other words, the patterns typical of new religious movements are suggestive of how the old religious movements got their start. Short of a time machine, the study of contemporary new religious movements (cults) is as close as we are likely to get to witnessing the early beginnings, and evolution, of mature religions.5/5(1).
Apr 24, · How Cults Made America. A new book argues that, politically, messianic movements were often light-years ahead of their time. It’s true that America was shaped by . Books about cults and oppressive religious groups. Books about cults and oppressive religious groups. one of the most controversial religious movements to emerge from the spiritual turmoil of The Long Shadow of a Religious Cult by Fleur Beale – The disturbing story of the ruthless exercise of power in a New Zealand religious cult.
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What is a cult. Why do they emerge. Who joins them. And why do tragedies such as Waco and Jonestown occur. This reader brings together the voices of historians/5(6).
Feb 23, · Cults and New Religious Movements: A Reader (Wiley Blackwell Readings in Religion Book 2) - Kindle edition by Lorne L.
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Apr 28, · Cults and New Religious Movements book. Read 5 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. What is a cult. Why do they emerge. Who joins them /5. A new religious movement (NRM) is a religious, ethical, or spiritual group or community Cults and new religious movements book practices of relatively modern prosportsfandom.com may be novel in origin or they may exist on the fringes of a wider religion, in which case they will be distinct from pre-existing prosportsfandom.comics identify a variety of characteristics which they employ in categorizing groups as new religious movements.
Nov 14, · Sam Jordison is the author of Crap Towns, a guide to the UK's worst places to live. His latest book is The Joy Of Sects - An A-Z of Cults, Cranks and Religious prosportsfandom.com: Guardian Staff.
Aug 29, · Cults versus new religions is a matter of perspective, says Ori Tavor, a senior lecturer in the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, who teaches a class on new religious movements.
“New religious movement” is a new term from academic discourse, and is applied to religious movements from the 19th century onwards. A new religious movement (NRM), also known as a new religion or alternative spirituality, is a religious or spiritual group that has modern origins and is peripheral to its society's dominant religious culture.
NRMs can be novel in origin or part of a wider religion, in which case they are distinct from pre-existing prosportsfandom.com NRMs deal with the challenges posed by the modernizing.
Jun 09, · Cults and New Religious Movements: A Reader by Lorne L. Dawson,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(30). Cults & New Religious Movements A Reader by Lorne L Dawson available in Trade Paperback on prosportsfandom.com, also read synopsis and reviews.
What is a cult. Why do they emerge. Who joins them. And why do tragedies such as Waco and Jonestown. Book Description. What is a cult.
Why do they emerge. Who joins them. And why do tragedies such as Waco and Jonestown occur. This Reader brings together the voices of historians, sociologists, and psychologists of religion to address these key questions about new religious movements/5(30).
This reader brings together the voices of historians, sociologists, and psychologists of religion to address these key questions about new religious movements. Looks at theoretical explanations for cults, why people join and what happens when they do.
Brings together the best work on cults by sociologists, historians, and psychologists of religion. Feb 06, · The readings collected here contribute to the debate about cults by sampling some of the best and most accessible publications from the academic study of prosportsfandom.com contributors address the questions most commonly asked about cults, such as: What brought about the emergence of new religious movements.
What is a cult or new religious movement?Cited by: 9. Lorne Dawson, "Comprehending cults: the sociology of new religious movements," Oxford Univ.
Press, ().A book about new religious movements written from an academic perspective. An excellent antidote to the misinformation and intolerance found in anti-cult and counter-cult books.
Introduction The fourth volume of Sects, Cults and New Religions contains articles and chapters about how people engage with relationships in new religions, with emphasis on sexual and family. A course by Lorne Dawson at the University of Waterloo "is designed to serve two ends: first, to provide an introduction to some of the types of cults or new religious movements (NRMs) active in North America, examining their origins and their basic beliefs and practices; second, to provide an introduction to some of the results of the social scientific study of new religious movements.
Cults and New Religious Movements: A Report of the American Psychiatric Association. Marc Galanter. American Psychiatric Pub, - Medical - pages.
0 Reviews. Findings of a three-year study by the Committee on Psychiatry and Religion. Attempts to present a balanced view of the complexity of the phenomenon, the controversies arising from. Each Zondervan Guide to Cults and Religious Movements book has five sections:A concise introduction to the groupAn overview of the group's theology--in its own wordsTips for witnessing effectively to members of the groupA bibliography with sources for further studyA comparison chart that shows the essential differences between biblical Brand: Zondervan.
Comprehending Cults, Second Edition, provides a sociological interpretation of the phenomenon of new religious movements. While the author does not offer an apologia for cults--in either a religious or a sociological sense--he does attempt to replace suspicion and misinformation with a greater knowledge of the facts (as best we know them) and a measure of sympathetic prosportsfandom.com: $ The main faith groups which have been unjustly targeted by the ACM, CCM and oppressive governments are listed below.
Please note that some of these faith groups make major demands on their membership. However, they are well-established new religious movements and NOT dangerous, doomsday cults. Jun 02, · Lorne L. Dawson is Chair of the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Waterloo, Ontario.
He is the author of Comprehending Cults: The Sociology of New Religious Movements () and, Reason, Freedom and Religion (), and the editor of Cults in Context ()/5(3). In other words, the patterns typical of new religious movements are suggestive of how the old religious movements got their start.
Short of a time machine, the study of contemporary new religious movements (cults) is as close as we are likely to get to witnessing the /5(2).A new religious movement (NRM) is a religious community or spiritual group of modern origins, which has a peripheral place within its nation's dominant religious culture.
NRMs may be novel in origin or they may be part of a wider religion, in which case they will be distinct from pre-existing prosportsfandom.comrs studying the sociology of religion have almost unanimously adopted this term as.Nov 01, · Backed by careful research and adherence to biblical principles, The Encyclopedia of Cults and New Religions gives readers a comprehensive overview of 60 religious movements, both eastern and western, including Scientology, Jehovah's Witnesses, Mormonism, Baha'i World Faith, Buddhism, Sri Chinmoy, Integral Yoga, Theosophical Society, and Self-Realization Fellowship/5(5).