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Encyclopedic handbook of cults in America / by J. Gordon Melton.

By: Melton J. Gordon.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Religious information systems series: vol. 7.; Garland reference library of social science: v. 797.Publisher: New York : Garland Pub., 1992Edition: Rev. and updated ed.Description: xv, 407 p. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 0815305028; 9780815305026; 0815311400 (pbk.); 9780815311409 (pbk.).Subject(s): Cults -- United States | Sects -- United States | United States -- Religion | Cults -- History and criticism | Sects | United StatesAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Encyclopedic handbook of cults in America.DDC classification: 291/.0973 Other classification: 11.98
Contents:
1. What is a cult? -- 2. The established cults. Church of Christ, Scientist (Christian Science) ; The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormon) ; Fundamentalist or polygamy-practicing Mormon groups ; The "I AM" religious activity -- The Identity Movement ; Jehovah's Witnesses ; Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints ; Rosicrucians ; Satanism ; Spiritualism ; Theosophy ; Unity School of Christianity ; The Universal Peace Mission Movement of Father Divine ; Worldwide Church of God -- 3. The New Age movement -- 4. The newer cults. Christian Foundation ; The Church of Scientology ; The Church Universal and Triumphant (Summit Lighthouse) ; ECKANKAR ; Elan Vital (Divine Light Mission) ; Family of Love (Children of God) ; The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (Hare Krishna) ; The Local Church (Watchman Nee and Witness Lee) ; Nichiren Shoshu ; Osho (Rajneesh) Foundation International ; Sikh Dharma (Healthy, Happy, Holy Organization) ; Transcendental Meditation and the World Plan Executive Council ; The Unification Church ; Vajradhatu (Tibetan Buddhism) ; The Way International, Inc. ; Witchcraft and neopaganism -- 5. Counter-cult groups. Evangelical Christianity and the cults ; The anti-cult movement -- 6. Violence and the cults
Summary: Covers the history, founders, beliefs, and literature of over five hundred nonconventional and alternative religious movements.
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Reference Book University of Texas At Tyler
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BL2525 .M45 1992 (Browse shelf) Not for loan 0000001121144

Includes bibliographical references and index.

1. What is a cult? -- 2. The established cults. Church of Christ, Scientist (Christian Science) ; The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormon) ; Fundamentalist or polygamy-practicing Mormon groups ; The "I AM" religious activity -- The Identity Movement ; Jehovah's Witnesses ; Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints ; Rosicrucians ; Satanism ; Spiritualism ; Theosophy ; Unity School of Christianity ; The Universal Peace Mission Movement of Father Divine ; Worldwide Church of God -- 3. The New Age movement -- 4. The newer cults. Christian Foundation ; The Church of Scientology ; The Church Universal and Triumphant (Summit Lighthouse) ; ECKANKAR ; Elan Vital (Divine Light Mission) ; Family of Love (Children of God) ; The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (Hare Krishna) ; The Local Church (Watchman Nee and Witness Lee) ; Nichiren Shoshu ; Osho (Rajneesh) Foundation International ; Sikh Dharma (Healthy, Happy, Holy Organization) ; Transcendental Meditation and the World Plan Executive Council ; The Unification Church ; Vajradhatu (Tibetan Buddhism) ; The Way International, Inc. ; Witchcraft and neopaganism -- 5. Counter-cult groups. Evangelical Christianity and the cults ; The anti-cult movement -- 6. Violence and the cults

Covers the history, founders, beliefs, and literature of over five hundred nonconventional and alternative religious movements.

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