Encyclopedic Handbook of Cults in America

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Taylor & Francis, 1992 - History - 407 pages
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Covers the history, founders, beliefs, and literature of over five hundred nonconventional and alternative religious movements.
  

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Contents

What Is a Cult?
3
A Church of Christ Scientist
29
Latterday Saints Mormon
38
Mormon Groups
48
E The Identity Movement
68
F Jehovahs Witnesses
81
G The Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ
90
Satanism
108
A Christian Foundation
183
B The Church of Scientology
189
Summit Lighthouse
201
Consciousness Hare Krishna
232
H The International Society for Krishna
242
The Local Church Watchman
249
N Transcendental Meditation and the World
287
A Evangelical Christianity and the Cults
335

J Spiritualism
118
K Theosophy
126
Unity School of Christianity
136
The Universal Peace Mission Movement
145
in The New Age Movement
163
B The Anticult Movement
344
Violence and the Cults
361
Index
395
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J. Gordon Melton, PhD, is director of the Institute for the Study of American Religion, founded in 1969 in Santa Barbara, CA.

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