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New religious movements : a practical introduction

Author: Eileen Barker; Great Britain. Home Office.
Publisher: London : H.M.S.O., 1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : National government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Led to write the book by a conviction that a great deal of unnecessary suffering has resulted from ignorance of the nature and characteristics of the current wave of new religious movements in the West. Discusses, among others, the Children of God, Church of Scientology, the Human Potential Movement, Rastafarianism, Unification Church, etc.
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Material Type: Government publication, National government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eileen Barker; Great Britain. Home Office.
ISBN: 0113409273 9780113409273
OCLC Number: 20805774
Notes: At head of title: Home Office.
Description: xii, 234 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Some characteristics of new religious movements --
Conversion or mind control? --
What do new religious movements offer potential converts? --
The new convert --
Areas of public concern --
Effects on the individual --
Personal relations and the family within the movements --
Separateness --
Effects on the 'outside family' --
Parents' reactions --
Forcible deprogramming --
A middle way --
Leaving a movement --
A wider awareness.
Responsibility: by Eileen Barker.

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Led to write the book by a conviction that a great deal of unnecessary suffering has resulted from ignorance of the nature and characteristics of the current wave of new religious movements in the West. Discusses, among others, the Children of God, Church of Scientology, the Human Potential Movement, Rastafarianism, Unification Church, etc.

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