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Bearing false witness? : an introduction to the Christian countercult

Author: Douglas E Cowan
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Analyzes and critiques the Christian Countercult movement as a discrete socioreligious entity.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas E Cowan
ISBN: 0275974596 9780275974596
OCLC Number: 50339414
Description: xiii, 255 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: I. Perspectives on the Christian countercult --
1. Confronting cults --
2. From extraction to migration: the Christian countercult in sociological perspective --
3. "For the bible tells me so": constructing the countercult cosmology --
4. Definition and counterdefinition: the countercults as reality-maintenance --
II. Typolozing the countercult --
5. A territory under siege: the early countercult in the twentieth century --
6. Demon siege: the countercult on the fringe --
7. The siege continues: modern countercult continua --
8. The siege in cyberspace and the democratization of the countercult --
III. Countercult apologetics --
9. From false worlds to true, part 1: other religions according to the countercult --
10. From false worlds to true, part 2: cults, the occult, and the new age rage --
11. The countercult against Christianity: the case of Rome --
12. "Gittin' thar fustest with the mostest": antipathy, authority, and apologetics.
Responsibility: Douglas E. Cowan ; foreword by Jeffrey K. Hadden.
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"Surveys an important but heretofore poorly documented movement within American evangelicalism. Cowan has called upon a more theologically neutral discipline of the sociology of knowledge to examine Read more...

 
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