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The fragmentation of a sect : schism in the Worldwide Church of God

Author: David V Barrett
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2013.
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Religions frequently face a period of turmoil and readjustment following the death of their founders. In this contribution to sociological theory, Barrett offers a new typological model for categorizing various outcomes, including schism.
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Genre/Form: History
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Barrett, David V.
Fragmentation of a sect.
New York : Oxford University Press, ©2013
(DLC) 2012010985
(OCoLC)786161586
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David V Barrett
ISBN: 0199979944 9780199979943
OCLC Number: 847126695
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 283 pages) : illustrations
Contents: The fragmentation of a sect: an introduction --
Doctrines of the Worldwide Church of God --
Origins and history of the Worldwide Church of God --
Schism and scandals in the seventies --
Revolution and schism --
Continuing schism in the offshoots --
Authority in the churches of God --
After the founder dies: how movements change --
Who went where and why --
Fragmentation in a sect: a conclusion.
Responsibility: David V. Barrett.

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An authoritative work. * Michael Snyder, United Church of God * David Barrett does better than most in this enthralling study of the Worldwide Church of God * Catholic Herald * Barrett has written a Read more...

 
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