Cults In North America

Author by : Earl J. Schipper
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Publisher by : Baker Books
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Apocalypse Observed

Author by : John R. Hall
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Apocalypse Observed is about religious violence. By analyzing five of the most notorious cults of recent years, the authors present a fascinating and revealing account of religious sects and conflict. Cults covered include: * the apocalypse at Jonestown * the Branch Davidians at Waco * the violent path of Aum Shinrikyo * the mystical apocalypse of the Solar Temple * the mass suicide of Heaven's Gate. Through comparative case studies and in-depth analysis, the authors show how religious violence can erupt not simply from the beliefs of the cult followers or the personalities of their leaders, but also from the way in which society responds to the cults in its midst.


Cults In North America

Author by : Earl J. Schipper
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Encyclopedic Handbook Of Cults In America

Author by : J. Gordon Melton
Languange : en
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


Dictionary Of Cults Sects Religions And The Occult

Author by : George A. Mather
Languange : en
Publisher by : Zondervan
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Description : Covers the founders, beliefs, history, and practices of religious groups found in the United States


Black Gods Of The Metropolis

Author by : Arthur Huff Fauset
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Publisher by : University of Pennsylvania Press
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Description : The origins, structures, membership, beliefs, rituals, finances, and sacred texts of the Church of God, the Moorish Science Temple of America, the Father Divine Peace Mission Movement, and other cults are detailed


Satanic Ritual Abuse

Author by : Colin A. Ross
Languange : en
Publisher by : University of Toronto Press
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Description : . Although Dr. Ross has found no evidence of a widespread Satanic network, he is open to the possibility that a certain percentage of his patients' memories may be entirely or partially historically accurate. In treatment, he recommends that the therapist adopt an attitude hovering between disbelief and credulous entrapment.


New Religious Movements And Religious Liberty In America

Author by : Derek Davis
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Publisher by : Baylor University Press
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Description : New nontraditional religious movements are the most likely groups to offend mainstream culture and the least likely to have representatives in government to ensure that their liberty is protected. These new religious movements are sometimes ostracized and subject to various forms of discrimination. As America becomes increasingly pluralistic, with more and more groups contributing to the nation's religious mosaic, new religious movements may well play an increasing role in the course of religious liberty in America, just as groups such as the Jehovah's Witnesses did formerly. This book explores the problems and possibilities posed by new religious movements for religious liberty in America.


Islam In North America

Author by : Michael A. Köszegi
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : First published in 1992, this book focuses on the Muslim community and how it has developed in North America. Divided into eight sections, it traces the history of the Muslim community in North America from the nineteenth century to the end of the twentieth-century and examines different aspects of the community such as Sectarian Movements, Islam in the African American community and points of contact between Christian and Islamic communities. The text includes a number of bibliographies to aid further study and closes with a helpful directory of Muslim organizations and centers in North America. This book will be of particular interest to those studying Islam and Religion in North America.


Beliefs And Rituals In Archaic Eastern North America

Author by : Cheryl Claassen
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Publisher by : University of Alabama Press
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Description : A comprehensive and essential field reference, Beliefs and Rituals in Archaic Eastern North America reveals the spiritual landscape in the American Archaic period. Beliefs and Rituals in Archaic Eastern North America describes, illustrates, and offers nondogmatic interpretations of rituals and beliefs in Archaic America. In compiling a wealth of detailed entries, author Cheryl Claassen has created both an exhaustive reference as well as an opening into new archaeological taxonomies, connections, and understandings of Native American culture. The material is presented in an introductory essay about Archaic rituals followed by two sections of entries that incorporate reports and articles discussing archaeological sites; studies of relevant practices of ritual and belief; data related to geologic features, artifact attributes, and burial settings; ethnographies; and pilgrimages to specific sites. Claassen’s work focuses on the American Archaic period (marked by the end of the Ice Age approximately 11,000 years ago) and a geographic area bounded by the edge of the Great Plains, Newfoundland, and southern Florida. This period and region share specific beliefs and practices such as human sacrifice, dirt mound burial, and oyster shell middens. This interpretive guide serves as a platform for new interpretations and theories on this period. For example, Claassen connects rituals to topographic features and posits the Pleistocene-Holocene transition as a major stimulus to Archaic beliefs. She also expands the interpretation of existing data previously understood in economic or environmental terms to include how this same data may also reveal spiritual and symbolic practices. Similarly, Claassen interprets Archaic culture in terms of human agency and social constraint, bringing ritual acts into focus as drivers of social transformation and ethnogenesis. Richly annotated and cross-referenced for ease of use, Beliefs and Rituals in Archaic Eastern North America will benefit scholars and students of archaeology and Native American culture. Claassen’s overview of the archaeological record should encourage the development of original archaeological and historical connections and patterns. Such an approach, Claassen suggests, may reveal patterns of influence extending from early eastern Americans to the Aztec and Maya.


The Chaos Of Cults

Author by : Jan Karel Van Baalen
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The History Of Cults

Author by : Robert Schroeder
Languange : un
Publisher by : Carlton Books
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Description : Although some cults are harmless, the mass suicides, extremist rhetoric, and spiraling wealth of recent movements suggest a darker side. Robert Schroëder places both ancient and modern cults--from Osiris and the Knights Templar to the Branch Davidian, Hellfire Clubs, Manson "family," Jonestown, Concerned Christians, and The Apotheosis of Elvis--in historical context. Investigating their appeal through the experiences of ex-members and explorations of their leaders, he provides compelling, sometimes disturbing insight into these groups.


Encyclopedia Of Cults And New Religions

Author by : John Ankerberg
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Description : "Brief synopses of more than 30 influential groups, including the Integral Yoga Institute, Tibetan Buddhism, and the Human Potential movement, are also covered. Each major group is contrasted with traditional biblical teachings for easy comparison and study. Straightforward organization and clearly marked sections make [this book] easy to use. Other helpful features include: brief summaries of basic tenants and sources of authority; helpful charts for quick reference; an in-depth doctrinal appendix for further study..." -- BACK COVER.


The Challenge Of The Cults

Author by : Harold Lindsell
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Description : Chapters on Spiritualism, Mormonism, Seventh-day Adventism, Zen-Buddhism and others.


Jews And The Cults

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Cults

Author by : Charles Gordon Waugh
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Description : During the past fifteen years, public interest in cults has grown enormously. From Jonestown to Reverend Moon, the Pied Piper-like appeal cults have exerted on society has become commonplace. But long before Jim JOnes and Sun Myung Moon, cults were a subject of fascination. In this collection, cults are examined through the special insight of some of the twentieth century's ablest writers.


Snitch Culture

Author by : Jim Redden
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Description : Welcome to 'Snitch Culture,' a detailed analysis of how the growing surveillance of individuals has created a society far more insidious and pervasive than anything George Orwell ever imagined. Based primarily on the experience in the United States, but equally relevant to the United Kingdom and Europe, the book reveals the enormous energy, effort and money that is being put into creating a vast domestic intelligence network to track every man, woman and child. A fascinating insight into the world of 'big brother'.


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.


Understanding Cults And New Religions

Author by : Irving Hexham
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Publisher by : Grand Rapids, Mich. : W.B. Eerdmans
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Description : Discusses brainwashing, deprogramming, and religious conversion, argues that many new cults are magical rather than religious, and examines religious traditions of the East and West


Sociology

Author by : Rodney Stark
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Encyclopedia Of Religion

Author by : Lindsay Jones
Languange : en
Publisher by : MacMillan Reference Library
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Description : Arranged alphabetically from "Aaron" to "attention," this volume contains entries about the histories, myths, events, rituals and people that have played an important role in the history of the world's religions.


Prophets Cults And Madness

Author by : Anthony Stevens
Languange : en
Publisher by : Bloomsbury Academic
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Description : A fascinating look into cults and mass leadership, exploring the depths of the psychology and sexuality behind such famous or notorious leaders as Hitler, David Koresh, and Jesus


The Cult Observer

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Black Gods Of The Metropolis

Author by : Arthur Huff Fauset
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Publisher by : University of Pennsylvania Press
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Description : Stemming from his anthropological field work among black religious groups in Philadelphia in the early 1940s, Arthur Huff Fauset believed it was possible to determine the likely direction that mainstream black religious leadership would take in the future, a direction that later indeed manifested itself in the civil rights movement. The American black church, according to Fauset and other contemporary researchers, provided the one place where blacks could experiment without hindrance in activities such as business, politics, social reform, and social expression. With detailed primary accounts of these early spiritual movements and their beliefs and practices, Black Gods of the Metropolis reveals the fascinating origins of such significant modern African American religious groups as the Nation of Islam as well as the role of lesser known and even forgotten churches in the history of the black community. In her new foreword, historian Barbara Dianne Savage discusses the relationship between black intellectuals and black religion, in particular the relationship between black social scientists and black religious practices during Fauset's time. She then explores the complexities of that relationship and its impact on the intellectual and political history of African American religion in general.