Cults and new religions; a brief history.9781405161275
Cults and new religions; a brief history.
Cowan, Douglas E. and David G. Bromley David G. Bromley is a professor of sociology at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA and the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA. He wrote extensively about cults, new religious movements, apostasy, and the anti-cult movement. .
Blackwell brief histories of religion series
Cowan (religious studies and social development studies, U. of Waterloo) and Bromley (religious studies and sociology, Virginia Commonwealth U.) describe the history and characteristics of eight movements, and explore some of the questions and issues they raise for western society. Among the movements are Scientology, Ramtha, the Unification Church Unification Church, religious sect founded (1954) in Korea by Sun Myung Moon. Moon moved to the United States in 1971. He and his wife, Hak J. Han, are seen by followers as "True Parents. , Heaven's Gate Heaven's Gate
U.S. religious group that committed mass suicide in 1997 and that had been founded on a belief in unidentified flying objects. Established by Marshall H. , and Wicca and Witchcraft witchcraft, a form of sorcery, or the magical manipulation of nature for self-aggrandizement, or for the benefit or harm of a client. This manipulation often involves the use of spirit-helpers, or familiars. . They also consider the significance of the new-religion phenomenon as a whole.
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