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Sects, cults, and spiritual communities : a sociological analysis

Author: W W Zellner; Marc Petrowsky
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1998.
Series: Religion in the age of transformation.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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American society is culturally diverse, with a variety of religious denominations, sects, cults and self-help groups vying for members. This volume analyzes nine of these groups, chosen both for  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Case studies
History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: W W Zellner; Marc Petrowsky
ISBN: 0275958604 9780275958602 0275963357 9780275963354
OCLC Number: 37864731
Description: x, 182 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Evolution of a new age cult : from total overcomers anonymous to death at Heaven's gate / Robert W. Balch --
Jesus people USA / Anson Shupe --
Farm / Michael Traugot --
Love family : its formative years / Robert W. Balch --
El Niño Fidencio and the Fidencistas / Antonio N. Zavaleta --
Santería / Mary Ann Clark --
Single women in Amish society / Dachang Cong --
Church of Scientology : a quasi-religion / David G. Bromley and Mitchell L. Bracey, Jr. --
Freedom park / William Zellner and Marc Petrowsky.
Series Title: Religion in the age of transformation.
Responsibility: edited by William W. Zellner and Marc Petrowsky.

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"Most such books are about sociology with illustrations from life. This book is wonderful different. It is about life with illustrations from sociology." William M. Wentworth. Department of Read more...

 
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