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


Encyclopedic Handbook Of Cults In America

Author by : J. Gordon Melton
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : First Published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Syzygy

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Cults In North America

Author by : Earl J. Schipper
Languange : en
Publisher by : Baker Books
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Comprehending Cults

Author by : Lorne L. Dawson
Languange : en
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.


Religious Cults In America

Author by : Robert Emmet Long
Languange : en
Publisher by : Hw Wilson Company
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Description : Discusses the different religious cults in the U.S., and focuses on the 1993 incident involving the Branch Davidians in Waco, Texas


Modern American Popular Religion

Author by : Charles H. Lippy
Languange : en
Publisher by : Greenwood
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Description : A solid (and first) overview of the subject with more than 550 annotated entries important to understanding the dynamics of modern American religious life.


In Pursuit Of Satan

Author by : Robert D. Hicks
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Description : Synopsis: Mutilated animals. Defaced tombstones. Sexual abuse in daycare centers. Is America threatened by a satanic conspiracy? In this book, Robert D. Hicks exposes law enforcement's obsessive preoccupation with Satanism as a model for criminal behavior. While satanic belief has played a part in crimes ranging from petty vandalism to serial murders, Hicks avows that there is no substantial evidence for the existence of a nationwide satanic crime continuum. Hicks points out that the satanic criminal model is expedient largely due to its simplicity and economy, reducing to simple formulas such complex problems as drug abuse, teen suicide, and sexual molestation. His research utilizes a unique blend of law-enforcement methodology, anthropology, folklore, history, sociology, psychology and psychiatry. He attributes the cult conspiracy theory to beliefs fueled by Christian fundamentalist sects and to the ungovernable mechanisms of rumor-panics, subversive mythology, and urban legend. In Pursuit of Satan documents examples of rumor-panics in which the police have fomented fear by attributing crimes to Satanists, indulging in sheer speculation and promulgating misinformation through the sensationalist news media. Hicks examines the construction of the satanic ideology among law enforcement officials, focusing on the exploitation of Satanism as a new scapegoat for public fears and addressing the phenomenon of credulity among police forces and allied professionals in social work, psychiatry, and psychology.


Cumulative Book Index

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Encyclopedia Of Religion

Author by : Lindsay Jones
Languange : en
Publisher by : MacMillan Reference Library
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Description : Among Library Journal's picks of the most important reference works of the millennium - with the Encyclopedia Judaica and the New Catholic Encyclopedia - Mircea Eliade's Encyclopedia of Religion won the American Library Associations' Dartmouth Medal in 1988 and is widely regarded as the standard reference work in the field. This second edition, which is intended to reflect both changes in academia and in the world since 1987, includes almost all of the 2,750 original entries - many heavily updated - as well as approximately 600 entirely new articles. Preserving the best of Eliade's cross-cultural approach, while emphasizing religion's role within everyday life and as a unique experience from culture to culture, this new edition is the definitive work in the field for the 21st century. An international team of scholars and contributors have reviewed, revised and added to every word of the classic work, making it relevant to the questions and interests of all researchers. The result is an essential purchase for libraries of all kinds.


South Asian Religions In The Americas

Author by : John Y. Fenton
Languange : en
Publisher by : Greenwood
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Description : An assessment of the quality of existing scholarship on South Asian religious traditions in the Americas, 925 publications are covered.


A People And A Nation

Author by : Mary Beth Norton
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America S Utopian Experiments

Author by : Brian Joe Lobley Berry
Languange : en
Publisher by : Dartmouth College Press
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Texe Marrs Book Of New Age Cults Religions

Author by : Texe W. Marrs
Languange : en
Publisher by : Living Truth Pub
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Description : Across America and the world dangerous New Age cults and religious groups are growing in strength and numbers. Here is the authoritative guide to the New Age cults and religions infecting and threatening our society. It carefully analyzes these groups and provides answers to the questions most commonly asked about them.


How To Look Things Up And Find Things Out

Author by : Bruce L. Felknor
Languange : en
Publisher by : William Morrow & Company
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Description : Tells how to use reference works, computers, and expert advice and provides suggestions for doing research in the arts, philosophy, math, science, and education


Antiquity And Social Reform

Author by : Dawn Hutchinson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cambridge Scholars Pub
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Description : Although religious innovation in America has historically been the norm rather than the exception, mainstream Americans have often viewed new religious movements with suspicion and occasionally with outright alarm. The question motivating many studies of new religious movements has been why would someone join these religions? In Antiquity and Social Reform, Dawn Hutchinson offers at least one answer to this often repeated query. She argues that followers of new religious movements in the 1960s1980s, specifically the Unification Church, Feminist Wicca and the Nation of Yahweh, considered these religions to be legitimate because they offered members a personal religious experience, a connection to an ancient tradition, and agency in improving their world. Utilizing an historical approach, Antiquity and Social Reform considers the conversion narratives of adherents and primary literature of the formative years of these movements, which demonstrates that the religious experiences of the adherents, and a resonance with the goals of these religions, propelled members into social action.


Cults

Author by : Shirley Harrison
Languange : en
Publisher by : Christopher Helm Publishing Company
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Cults And Personality

Author by : Frank J. MacHovec
Languange : en
Publisher by : Charles C Thomas Pub Limited
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Encyclopedia Of Cults And New Religions

Author by : John Ankerberg
Languange : en
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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.


Introduction To Pagan Studies

Author by : Barbara Jane Davy
Languange : en
Publisher by : Altamira Press
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Description : Pagan Studies is maturing and moving beyond the context of new religious movements to situate itself in within of the study of world religions. Introduction to Pagan Studies is the first and only text designed to introduce the study of contemporary Paganism as a world religion. It examines the intellectual, religious, and social spheres of Paganism through common categories in the study of religion, which includes beliefs, practices, theology, ritual, history, and role of texts and scriptures. The text is accessible to readers of all backgrounds and religions and assumes no prior knowledge of Paganism. This text will also serve as a general introduction to Pagan Studies for non-specialist scholars of religion, as well as be of interest to scholars in the related disciplines of Anthropology, Sociology and Cultural Studies, and to students taking courses in Religious Studies, Pagan Studies, Nature Religion, New Religious Movements, and Religion in America. The book will also be useful to non-academic practitioners of Paganism interested in current scholarship.


Religion In America

Author by : Julia Mitchell Corbett
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Description : A concise introduction to the great variety of groups and activities that make up the American religious picture in the 1990s. The text presents the academic study of religion within the context of the humanities, discussing religion in a spirit of mutual exploration and learning.


The Cult Observer

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Encyclopedia Of American Women And Religion

Author by : June Melby Benowitz
Languange : en
Publisher by : Abc-Clio Incorporated
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Description : This abundant, comprehensive encyclopedia is the first stop for information on women's contribution to American religion.


United States History

Author by : Ron Blazek
Languange : en
Publisher by : Englewood, Colo. : Libraries Unlimited
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Description : Annoteret bibliografi med overskrifterne: Sources of general importance to U.S. history; Politics and government; Diplomatic history and foreign affairs; Military history; Social, cultural, and intellectual history; Regional history; Economic history


Dictionary Of American History

Author by : Stanley I. Kutler
Languange : en
Publisher by : Macmillan Reference USA
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Description : "The third edition of this classic and indispensable work, first published in 1940 and last revised in 1976, has been updated completely for a new generation of students and scholars. Recognizing that the ways in which history is understood and interpreted have changed drastically over the past six decades, the editors have revised 448 articles, replaced 1,360 articles, and added 841 new entries. Gender, race, and social-history perspectives have been added to many entries for the first time. In another departure from the earlier editions, the editors have added maps and illustrations throughout the text, providing helpful visual cues to readers. No library should be without these new volumes."--"The Best of the Best Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2003.


Reference Books Bulletin

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Description : A compilation of evaluations appearing in Reference books bulletin (a section of the journal, Booklist)