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Title Cults and new religious movements [electronic resource] : a reader / edited by Lorne L. Dawson.
Published Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., c2003.
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 Electronic Book  BP603 .C86 2003eb    ONLINE
Description 1 online resource (viii, 297 p.)
Series Blackwell readings in religion
Blackwell readings in religion ; [2].
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The scientific study of religion? You must be joking! / Eileen Barker -- The continuum between "cults" and "normal" religion / James A. Beckford -- Three types of new religious movement / Roy Wallis -- Cult formation: three compatible models / William Sims Bainbridge and Rodney Stark -- False prophets and deluded subjects: the nineteenth century / Philip Jenkins -- The new spiritual freedom / Robert Wuthnow -- Who joins new religious movements and why: twenty years of research and what have we learned? / Lorne L. Dawson -- The joiners / Saul Levine -- The process of brainwashing, psychological coercion, and thought reform / Margaret Thaler Singer -- A critique of "brainwashing" claims about new religious movements / James T. Richardson -- Constructing cultist "mind control" / Rhomas Robbins -- The apocalypse at Jonestown / John R. Hall -- "Our terrestrial journey is coming to an end": the last voyage of the Solar Temple / Jean-Fran├žois Mayer -- Women in new religious movements / Elizabeth Puttick -- Women's "cocoon work" in new religious movements: sexual experimentation and feminine rites of passage / Susan J. Palmer -- Why religious movements succeed or fail: a revised general model / Rodney Stark -- New religious and the internet: recruiting in a new public space / Lorne L. Dawson and Jenna Hennebry.
Note Description based on print version record.
Subject Cults.
Related Names Dawson, Lorne L., 1954-
Related To Print version: Cults and new religious movements. Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., c2003. 1405101806 9781405101806 1405101814 9781405101813 (DLC) 2002038285
ISBN 1405143495 (electronic bk.)
9781405143493 (electronic bk.)
1405101806 (alk. paper)
9781405101806 (alk. paper)
1405101814 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9781405101813 (pbk. : alk. paper)