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Children of Jesus and Mary : the Order of Christ Sophia

Author: James R Lewis; Nicholas M Levine
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Order of Christ Sophia (OCS) is a small New Religion which, in the short span of eight years, has evoked intense controversy. Beyond surveying the history, doctrines and practices of this unusual group, Lewis brings data from his study of the OCS to bear on many items of conventional wisdom in the New Religions field.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Lewis, James R.
Children of Jesus and Mary : the Order of Christ Sophia.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010
(OCoLC)316327129
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James R Lewis; Nicholas M Levine
ISBN: 9780199702893 0199702896
OCLC Number: 558730710
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 261 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Contributors; Introduction; 1. History; 2. Beliefs and Practices; 3. Demographic Profile; 4. Controversy; 5. Religious Experiences; 6. Women's Roles; 7. Psychological Profile; 8. Member Attitudes; 9. The Order of Christ Sophia and Traditional Protestant Churches; 10. Future Prospects; Appendix: Chronology; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z
Responsibility: James R. Lewis, Nicholas M. Levine.

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The Order of Christ Sophia (OCS) is a small New Religion which, in the short span of eight years, has evoked intense controversy. Beyond surveying the history, doctrines and practices of this unusual group, Lewis brings data from his study of the OCS to bear on many items of conventional wisdom in the New Religions field.

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A coherent, clearly presented, and exhaustive study that skillfully employs a full range of approaches to the study of new religious communities. * International Journal for the Study of Religion *

 
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