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Religious movements : genesis, exodus, and numbers

Author: Rodney Stark; New Ecumenical Research Association (Unification Theological Seminary)
Publisher: New York : Paragon House Publishers, ©1985.
Series: Sociology of religion series.; New ERA books.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
History
Congresses
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Religious movements.
New York : Paragon House Publishers, ©1985
(OCoLC)988194216
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rodney Stark; New Ecumenical Research Association (Unification Theological Seminary)
ISBN: 0913757438 9780913757437 0913757446 9780913757444
OCLC Number: 12104337
Notes: "A New ERA book."
"Essays ... were originally prepared for an international conference held in May 1982 on Orcas Island, Washington"--Editor's introd.
Credits: "Essays ... were originally prepared for an international conference funded by New ERA held in May 1982 on Orcas Island, Washington"--Editor's introd.
Description: v, 354 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: "When the light goes out, darkness comes" : a study of defection from a totalistic cult / Robert W. Balch --
People who attend Unification workshops and do not become Moonies / Eileen Barker --
Conflicting networks : guru and friend in ISKCON / Larry D. Shinn --
The Rajneesh movement / Arvind Sharma --
The dynamics of change in the human potential movement / Roy Wallis --
Cultural genetics / William Sims Bainbridge --
"Dualistic and monistic religiosity" / R. Stephen Warner --
The politics of morality in Canada / John H. Simpson and Henry G. MacLeod --
The Lord's battle : Paisleyism in Northern Ireland / David Taylor --
The revival of astrology in the United States / J. Gordon Melton --
Europe's receptivity to religious movements / Rodney Stark.
Series Title: Sociology of religion series.; New ERA books.
Responsibility: edited by Rodney Stark.

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