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Author: Norah Piehl
Publisher: Detroit : Greenhaven Press, ©2013.
Series: Issues that concern you.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the issues surrounding cults. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Cults.
Detroit : Greenhaven Press, ©2012
(DLC) 2012026608
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Norah Piehl
ISBN: 9780737767773 0737767774
OCLC Number: 819566710
Description: 1 online resource (124 pages).
Contents: 1. There are differences between new religions and cults --
2. The difference between established religion and cult can be hard to distinguish --
3. Cults target college students --
4. Cult recruitment is not always obvious --
5. Law enforcement sometimes overreacts to religious sects --
6. Respected organizations can deteriorate into cults --
7. Even ordinary activities may possess cultlike qualities --
8. Powerful sports programs may appear cultlike to those on the outside --
9. Confrontations between cults and the government can turn deadly --
10. Scientology is a cult --
11. The case of Scientology demonstrates the complexity of new religious movements --
12. Gang-like cults are a serious problem in Nigeria --
13. Falun Gong might be a religious movement, a political uprising, or a cult.
Series Title: Issues that concern you.
Responsibility: Norah Piehl, book editor.

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Explores the issues surrounding cults. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

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