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Heaven's Gate cult

Author: Chris WallaceMichel MartinCynthia KisserMartin MartyBruce Gordon EpperlyAll authors
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This ABC News Nightline uses the 1997 mass suicide of the members of the Heaven's Gate cult as a starting point for a discussion among prominent scholars and cult watchers about what differentiates today's cults from the early days of our major religions. Comparisons are made that include historical analysis of religious beliefs pertaining to the millennium.
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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
Nonfiction television programs
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Wallace; Michel Martin; Cynthia Kisser; Martin Marty; Bruce Gordon Epperly; ABC News.; Films for the Humanities (Firm)
OCLC Number: 38949204
Notes: Title from title frame added by distributor; original title was: Mass suicide : the thin line between faith and fanaticism.
Credits: Reporter, Michel McQueen ; panelists, Cynthia Kisser, Martin Marty, Bruce Epperly.
Performer(s): Hosted by Chris Wallace.
Event notes: Videocassette release of an episode of the television program Nightline, originally broadcast March 31, 1997.
Description: 1 videocassette (20 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Other Titles: Thin line between faith and reason
Mass suicide : the thin line between faith and fanaticism
Nightline (Television program)
Responsibility: ABC News.

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This ABC News Nightline uses the 1997 mass suicide of the members of the Heaven's Gate cult as a starting point for a discussion among prominent scholars and cult watchers about what differentiates today's cults from the early days of our major religions. Comparisons are made that include historical analysis of religious beliefs pertaining to the millennium.

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