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The politics of religious apostasy : the role of apostates in the transformation of religious movements

Author: David G Bromley
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1998.
Series: Religion in the age of transformation.
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The controversy surrounding new religions has brought to the forefront the role of apostates. This volume examines the motivations of apostates, how they are recruited and play out their roles, the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David G Bromley
ISBN: 0275955087 9780275955083
OCLC Number: 37608170
Description: viii, 244 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Social construction of contested exit roles / David G. Bromley --
Apostasy and the management of spoiled identity / Armand L. Mauss --
Standing at the cross-roads / Eileen Barker --
Exploring factors that shape the apostate role / Stuart A. Wright --
Apostates who never were / Daniel Carson Johnson --
Apostasy, apocalypse, and religious violence / John R. Hall and Philip Schuyler --
Apostates, whistleblowers, law, and social control / James T. Richardson --
Apostates and their role in the construction of grievance claims against the Northeast Kingdom/Messianic Communities / Susan J. Palmer --
Role of apostates in the North American anticult movement / Anson Shupe --
Carriers of tales / Lewis F. Carter
Series Title: Religion in the age of transformation.
Responsibility: edited by David G. Bromley.

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