Christianity Cults Religions

Author by : Rose Publishing
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Description : Includes information regarding - Christianity - Judaism -Islam - Buddhism - Hinduism - Mormonism - Unification Church - Jehovah's Witnesses - Christian Science - Scientology - Unity School of Christianity -New Age - Spiritualism - Hare Krishna - Armstrongism (latest updates) - Nichiren Shoshu Buddhism Baha'i World Faith - Transcendental Meditation (TM)


Cults

Author by : Marc Galanter
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Publisher by : Oxford University Press
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Description : From the mass weddings of Sun Myung Moon's Unification Church to the ritual suicides at Heaven's Gate, charismatic cults and their devotees have become facts of American life. Using material gleaned from twenty-five years of direct encounters with cults and their detractors, as well as extensive research, Marc Galanter offers the most extensive psychological analysis of these organizations available. Cults explores not only how members feel and think at all stages of their involvement, but also how larger social and psychological forces reinforce individual commitment within the cults. For this revised and newly-illustrated second edition, Galanter has added three new chapters on cult development in the 1990s, spiritual recovery movements, and alternative medicine.


The Four Major Cults

Author by : Anthony A. Hoekema
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Description : This is a print on demand book and is therefore non- returnable. This standard work gives a history of each cult (Jehovah's Witnesses, Christian Science, Seventh-Day Adventism, and Mormonism) and sets out its doctrines, following the customary divisions of theology. The major teachings peculiar to each cult are examined in five appendices.


Ancient Mystery Cults

Author by : Walter Burkert
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Description : The foremost historian of Greek religion provides the first comprehensive, comparative study of a little-known aspect of ancient religious beliefs and practices. Secret mystery cults flourished within the larger culture of the public religion of Greece and Rome for roughly a thousand years. This book is neither a history nor a survey but a comparative phenomenology, concentrating on five major cults. In defining the mysteries and describing their rituals, membership, organization, and dissemination, Walter Burkert displays the remarkable erudition we have come to expect of him; he also shows great sensitivity and sympathy in interpreting the experiences and motivations of the devotees.


Cults And New Religious Movements

Author by : Lorne L. Dawson
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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. 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. A broad-ranging, balanced and clearly organized collection of readings. Includes coverage of topical issues, such as the 'brainwashing' controversy, and cults in cyberspace. Section introductions by the editor situate the nature, value, and relevance of the selected readings in context of current discussions.


Cults And New Religions

Author by : Douglas E. Cowan
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Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Description : Revision of: Cults and new religions. -- Malden, MA; Oxford: Blackwell Pub., 2008.


Corporate Cults

Author by : Dave Arnott
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Publisher by : Amacom Books
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Description : Argues that some companies are using cult-like tactics to make employees dedicate themselves to the company at the expense of private life and community


Cults And The Occult

Author by : Edmond C. Gruss
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Publisher by : P & R Publishing
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Description : Gruss offers a wealth of pertinent Scripture to refute false doctrines and points the reader to the best resources for further study of each subject. This updated edition is an excellent guide for individuals or group discussion.


Cults

Author by : Nigel Cawthorne
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Publisher by : Hachette UK
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Description : The inside story of the world's most notorious cults. The strange and sinister world of cults is a source of endless fascination. Their secrets, rituals and shadowy hierarchies make for some of the most disturbing and shocking revelations in history. Most chilling of all is the fact that many of their followers forfeit all independence in order to carry out the often sadistic bidding of a mysterious master manipulator - and continue to defend their leader to this day. From Charles Manson, who instructed his followers to murder seven people, including a heavily pregnant Sharon Tate, to Aum Shinrikyo, the Japanese doomsday cult that carried out deadly terror attacks, and the People's Temple, these cults and their leaders transfix us with their extreme ability to commit savage acts of cruelty and depravity in the name of a self-appointed higher power. Many shocking and international cults are brought to life, including: - The Manson Family - People's Temple - Colonia Dignidad - Thuggees - Aum Shinrikyo - Skopsty - Raëlism - Heaven's Gate


Cults

Author by : James R. Lewis
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : 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.


Misunderstanding Cults

Author by : Thomas Robbins
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Publisher by : University of Toronto Press
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Description : Misunderstanding Cults provides a uniquely balanced contribution to what has become a highly polarized area of study. Working towards a moderate "third path" in the heated debate over new religious movements or cults, this collection includes contributions from both scholars who have been characterized as "anticult" and those characterized as "cult-apologists." The study incorporates multiple viewpoints as well as a variety of theoretical and methodological perspectives, with the stated goal of depolarizing the discussion over alternative religious movements. A prominent section within the book focuses explicitly on the issue of scholarly objectivity and the danger of partisanship in the study of cults. The collection also includes contributions on the controversial and much misunderstood topic of brainwashing, as well as discussions of cult violence, children brought up in unconventional religious movements, and the conflicts between alternative religious movements and their critics. Unique in its breadth, this is the first study of new religious movements to address the main points of controversy within the field while attempting to find a middle ground between opposing camps of scholarship.


Soul Snatchers

Author by : Jean-Marie Abgrall
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Publisher by : Algora Publishing
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Description : Abgrall, a practicing psychiatrist and professional criminologist who won a case against the Scientologists in Europe, has spent 15 years researching cult phenomena. Well organized and readable. This book is recommended for public and academic libraries.


Cults Of Unreason

Author by : Christopher Riche Evans
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Publisher by : London : Harrap
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Everything You Need To Know About Cults

Author by : Sean Dolan
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Publisher by : The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
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Description : Describes some of the more notorious cults, such as the People's Temple and Aum Shinrikyo, and discusses types of cults, methods of thought control, and the recruiting and exit processes.


Comprehending Cults

Author by : Lorne L. Dawson
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Publisher by : Don Mills, Ont. : Oxford University Press
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Description : He also analyzes controversial issues such as the accusations of brainwashing and sexual deviance that are sometimes made against cults; discusses why cults sometimes turn to violence; and examines what NRMs can tell us about the future of religion and culture in North America. The result is a comprehensive, evenhanded introduction to the study of new religious phenomena."--BOOK JACKET.


Cults And Beliefs At Edessa

Author by : H. J. W. Drijvers
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Publisher by : Brill Archive
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Encyclopedic Handbook Of Cults In America

Author by : J. Gordon Melton
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Publisher by : Taylor & Francis
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Description : Covers the history, founders, beliefs, and literature of over five hundred nonconventional and alternative religious movements


A Bill For The Secret Cults

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Freedom Of Mind Helping Loved Ones Leave Controlling People Cults And Beliefs

Author by : Steven Hassan, PhD
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Publisher by : Freedom of Mind Press
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Description : In the post 911 world, people are more susceptible than ever to charismatic figures who offer simple, black v. white, us v. them, good v. evil, formulaic solutions. The rise of the Internet; increasingly sophisticated knowledge about how to influence and manipulate others; and the growing vulnerabilities of people across the planet—make for a dangerous, potentially devastating combination. Steven Hassan’s new book Freedom of Mind provides the knowledge and awareness needed to help yourself and loved ones avoid or escape from such dangerous people and situations. This must-read volume is a significantly updated and revised edition of Hassan’s groundbreaking Releasing the Bonds (2000). People who read and benefitted from that book—and also his earlier book, Combatting Cult Mind Control (1989)—will want to read Hassan’s latest. It provides an up-to-the-minute guide to the reality of ‘undue influence’—the preferred term for mind control—in the post 9/11 era. Unstable Global Environment Enhances Dangers of Unethical Control The world has changed greatly in the last decade. The rise of the Internet, the emergence of global terrorism and of dangerous totalistic ideologies, and the shifts in global markets—these and other changes have created new opportunities for unscrupulous individuals, groups, and institutions to exert unethical control over others. Freedom of Mind exposes the techniques and methods that individuals, cults, and institutions of all types—religious, business, therapeutic, educational, governmental—use to undo a person’s capacity to think and act independently. Individuals More Vulnerable than Ever The Internet is now the primary vehicle for recruitment and indoctrination. It is also a means for spreading sophisticated information about social psychology, hypnosis, and other techniques of social control, which are being used—in ways both effective and dangerous—by ‘influence professionals.’ Meanwhile, people are becoming increasingly vulnerable. Sleep-deprived, overweight and looking to improve themselves, overloaded with often frightening images and information; anxious about the current economic decline, climate change, and government corruption on all levels. People are more susceptible than ever to charismatic figures who offer simple, black v. white, us v. them, good v. evil, formulaic solutions. These factors—the rise of the Internet; increasingly sophisticated knowledge about how to influence and manipulate others; and the growing vulnerabilities of people across the planet—make for a dangerous, potentially devastating combination. Freedom of Mind Provides Help for Yourself, a Loved One, or a Friend Hassan’s new book, Freedom of Mind, aims to fill the gap. It identifies and explains how to identify and evaluate potentially dangerous groups and individuals. Hassan details his groundbreaking approach, the ‘Strategic Interactive Approach,’ which can be used to help a loved one leave such a situation. Step-by-step, Hassan shows you how to: evaluate the situation; interact with dual identities; develop communication strategies using phone calls, letter writing and visits; understand and utilize cult beliefs and tactics; use reality-testing and other techniques to promote freedom of mind. He emphasizes the value of meeting with trained consultants to be effectively guided and coached and also to plan and implement effective interventions. The best way to protect yourself and your loved ones is knowledge and awareness.


The Cults Of The Greek States

Author by : Lewis Richard Farnell
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Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : Lewis Richard Farnell's five-volume The Cults of the Greek States, first published between 1896 and 1909, disentangles classical Greek mythology and religion, since the latter had often been overlooked by nineteenth-century English scholars. Farnell describes the cults of the most significant Greek gods in order to establish their zones of influence, and outlines the personality, monuments, and ideal types associated with each deity. He also resolutely avoids the question of divine origins and focuses instead on the culture surrounding each cult, a position which initially drew some criticism, but which allowed him more space to analyse the religious practices themselves. Written to facilitate a comparative approach to Greek gods, his work is still regularly cited today for its impressive collection of data about the worship of the most popular deities. Volume 3 focuses on the cults of Ge, Demeter, Hades, and Rhea.


Romanising Oriental Gods

Author by : Jaime Alvar Ezquerra
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Description : The traditional grand narrative correlating the decline of Graeco-Roman religion with the rise of Christianity has been under pressure for three decades. This book argues that the alternative accounts now emerging significantly underestimate the role of three major cults, of Cybele and Attis, Isis and Serapis, and Mithras. Although their differences are plain, these cults present sufficient common features to justify their being taken typologically as a group. All were selective adaptations of much older cults of the Fertile Crescent. It was their relative sophistication, their combination of the imaginative power of unfamiliar myth with distinctive ritual performance and ethical seriousness, that enabled them both to focus and to articulate a sense of the autonomy of religion from the socio-political order, a sense they shared with Early Christianity. The notion of 'mystery' was central to their ability to navigate the Weberian shift from ritualist to ethical salvation.


Cults In Our Midst

Author by : Margaret Thaler Singer
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Publisher by : Jossey-Bass
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Description : Argues that cults are becoming more dangerous and are infiltrating the workplace in the guise of training programs and workshops, and explains how to recognize cults


Cargo Cults And Millenarian Movements

Author by : G. W. Trompf
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Publisher by : Walter de Gruyter
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Description : The series Religion and Society (RS) contributes to the exploration of religions as social systems- both in Western and non-Western societies; in particular, it examines religions in their differentiation from, and intersection with, other cultural systems, such as art, economy, law and politics. Due attention is given to paradigmatic case or comparative studies that exhibit a clear theoretical orientation with the empirical and historical data of religion and such aspects of religion as ritual, the religious imagination, constructions of tradition, iconography, or media. In addition, the formation of religious communities, their construction of identity, and their relation to society and the wider public are key issues of this series.


The Cults Of The Milesian Didyma

Author by : Joseph Eddy Fontenrose
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Cults

Author by : Lightning Guides
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Description : Cults: In Too Deep From Jonestown to Scientology explores 20th and 21st Century cults and the 1960's American culture by which many of them were birthed. From Then Manson Family to The Ripper Crew to Scientology, Cults provides an in-depth look at America's religious and social cults, their nefarious leaders, and the millions of lives they have stolen.


Cults Of Boiotia

Author by : Albert Schachter
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Cults

Author by : Norah Piehl
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Publisher by : Greenhaven Publishing LLC
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Description : This assembly of essays explores issues related to cults, including the differences between new religious movements and cults, how ordinary activities and organizations can become cult-like, and whether or not the government should interfere with cults. The essays presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance. Readers will explore how respected organizations can deteriorate into cults. They will look at how law enforcement reacts to religious sects. Another essay analyzes whether Falun Gong is a movement, uprising, or cult. Essay sources include Mitch Horowitz, Arian Campo-Flores, Hugh B. Urban, and Catherine Elton.


Cybelle Attis And Related Cults

Author by : Maarten Jozef Vermaseren
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Publisher by : BRILL
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Description : These collected essays on the cult of Cybele and Attis represent an international tribute to the late Professor M.J. Vermaseren. Articles included treat aspects of this cult form its origin through its last manifestations in the later Roman Empire.