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Cults in Context : Readings in the Study of New Religious Movements.

Author: Lorne Dawson
Publisher: Milton : Taylor and Francis, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the face of the increasingly variegated ideological landscape of contemporary America, cults have become the focus of public controversy. The growth of new religions has been matched by the development of an organized and vocal opposition, the anti-cult movement. This in turn has prompted an extensive investigation of new religious movements (NRMs) by sociologists and psychologists of religion, as well as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Dawson, Lorne.
Cults in Context : Readings in the Study of New Religious Movements.
Milton : Taylor and Francis, ©2018
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lorne Dawson
ISBN: 9781351524643 135152464X 9781351524650 1351524658
OCLC Number: 1023550701
Notes: 22 NRMS, the ACM, and the WWW: A Guide for Beginners.
Description: 1 online resource (415 pages)
Contents: Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; ABOUT THE EDITOR; Introduction: The Book and the Subject; A. The Nature and Study of Cults; 1 The Scientific Study of Religion? You Must Be Joking!*; 2 Definitions of Cult: From Sociological-Technical to Popular-Negative; 3 Three Types of New Religious Movements; B. The Historical and Sociological Context of Cults; 4 A Time when Mountains were Moving; 5 The New Religions: Demodernization and the Protest Against Modernity; 6 Secularization, Revival, and Cult Formation; C. Who Joins New Religious Movements and Why? 7 The Role of Deprivation in the Origin and Evolution of Religious Groups8 On Becoming a World-Saver: A Theory of Conversion to a Deviant Perspective; 9 The Joiners; D. The Coercive Conversion Controversy; 10 The Seduction Syndrome; 11 A Critique of â#x80;#x9C;Brainwashingâ#x80;#x9D; Claims About New Religious Movements; 12 Clinical and Personality Assessment of Participants in New Religions; E. The Satanism Scare; 13 The Construction of Satanism as a Social Problem in Canada; 14 Magical Therapy: An Anthropological Investigation of Contemporary Satanism; 15 Teenage Satanism as Oppositional Youth Subculture. F. Violence and New Religious Movements16 Sects and Violence: Factors Enhancing the Volatility of Marginal Religious Movements; 17 The Apocalypse at Jonestown; 18 Cult Extremism: The Reduction of Normative Dissonance; G. The Cultural Significance of New Religious Movements; 19 Womenâ#x80;#x99;s â#x80;#x98;Cocoon Workâ#x80;#x99; in New Religious Movements: Sexual Experimentation and Feminine Rites of Passage; 20 The New Age Movement and the Pentecostal/Charismatic Revival: Distinct Yet Parallel Phases of a Fourth Great Awakening?; 21 Cultural Consequences of Cults; Appendix Cults and the Internet.

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At the end of the 20th century, the increasing popularity of new religious movements causes concern in America. These selected readings address such related questions as: what is a cult?; who joins  Read more...

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