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Cults and new religions; a brief history.


Cults and new religions; a brief history.

Cowan, Douglas E. and David G. Bromley.

Blackwell Publishing


260 pages



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, Heaven's Gate, and Wicca and Witchcraft. They also consider the significance of the new-religion phenomenon as a whole.

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