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Cults : opposing viewpoints

Author: Roman Espejo
Publisher: Detroit : Greenhaven Press, ©2012.
Series: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roman Espejo
ISBN: 9780737739954 0737739959
OCLC Number: 1029564158
Description: 218 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Chapter 1. What are cults? --
1. Cults are harmful and extreme religious groups. --
2. The term cult is misused for new religious movements. --
3. Cults and religions have important differences. --
4. Cults and religions have similarities. --
4. Mormonism and cults have similarities. --
6. It does not matter if Mormonism is a cult. --
7. Scientology is a dangerous cult. --
8. Scientology is more than just a cult. --
Chapter 2. Are cults a serious threat? --
1. Cults are prone to crime and violence. --
2. The threat of cults is exaggerated. --
3. Cults are a serious threat in Japan. --
4. Some cults are sexually abusive. --
5. Polygamist cults threaten women and girls. --
6. The practice of polygamy is defensible. --
Chapter 3. Why do people join cults? --
1. Cults brainwash their members. --
2. Cults do not brainwash their members. --
3. Psychological traits can influence people to join cults. --
4. People join cults for a variety of reasons. --
Chapter 4. How can cult members be helped? --
1. Ex-cult members can be deprogrammed. --
2. Some cult deprogrammers are as harmful as cults. --
3. Some ex-cult members maintain healthy connections with their former cults. --
4. Children should not be returned to their parents in cults.
Series Title: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: Roman Espejo, book editor.

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