Larson's Book of World Religions and Alternative Spirituality

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Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., 2004 - Religion - 592 pages
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An indispensable reference tool for parents, students, and pastors alike. Larson analyzes dozens of world religions and spiritual movements—from Islam to UFOs, from the New Age movement to witchcraft—and presents the information in a reliable encyclopedia format. Larson's Book of World Religions and Alternative Spirituality is a ready reference that will help address answers to tough questions from a biblical perspective.
  

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User Review  - Barbara Venable - Christianbook.com

We have had Larson's Book of Cults for a long time and wanted to update. This newest version is definitely more comprehensive and I think would answer a lot of questions that one might have. In ... Read full review

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I am mentioned in this book, under Black Magic. No, it's not from, as you said Bob Larson, web sources, it is a direct quote from my book, which does have an ISBN. OK.
I've been really wanting to
tell you that. Yep, I did buy the book, just to see how far you ran with it, at least you gave me credit as you legally need to.
As far as the book itself, to each his own. But could you please stop spreading and propagating lies?
Oh yes, the piece. It is, I believe, the ENTIRE heading under the word Black magic , first page on the subject, the chapter.
Yes, i just looked it up, that is all from my book, which is of course on my website.
A full paragraph needs proper credit, not as you wrote it, form internet sources.
The small bold part, is yours I suspect, the rest from black...down to knowledge belongs to me, you did not ask permission to use it and you did not even give me credit. Who in the world publishes your books? You can't do that, I'd be strung by the toes in court- I'd be sued.
 

Contents

Faith Matters
3
A Christian Perspective on World Religions Alternative Spirituality
9
Understanding the Growth of NonChristian Groups
15
An Encyclopedia of World Religions and Alternative Spirituality
23
Aleph
29
Anthroposophical Society
37
Assemblies of Yahweh
45
Astrology
53
Kabbalah
290
Frederick Lenz
305
Meditation
324
Swami Muktananda Paramahansa
340
NeoGnosticism
350
NichirenShosh
360
Order of the Solar Temple
370
Paganism and NeoPaganism
378

American Atheists
59
Bahai Faith
65
Black Muslims See Nation of Islam
74
Buddhism
80
Burning Man Festival
92
Children of God See The Family
101
Church of Armageddon
107
Church of Christ See International Churches of Christ
113
Terry ColeWhittaker
119
A Course in Miracles
126
Aleister Crowley
133
Deepak Chopra
139
Divine Light Mission
148
Drugs
155
Earth Changes Movement
161
ECKANKAR
165
Falun Gong
180
Findhorn Foundation
194
Fundamentalism
211
Hare Krishna See International Society
224
Holism and Alternative Medicine
238
International Churches of Christ
253
International Community of Christ
256
Jainism
277
Psychics
384
Rainbow Family of Living Light
390
Rebirthing
398
Reorganized Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints
412
Satanism
421
Scientology
430
SelfRealization Fellowship
437
Sikhism
443
Spiritualism and Spiritism
451
Sri Chinmoy
461
Tai Chi and Qigong
468
Temple of Set
474
Trance Channeling
482
UFOs
495
Unification Church
501
Unitarian Universalist Association
510
Vampirism
520
The Way International
529
Worldwide Church of God
536
Yoga
542
Recommended Reading
549
Index
567
About the Author
575
Copyright

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Bob Larson, CCNA, CCNP, CCDP, CCDA, teaches technology courses at the University of Washington's Information School graduate programs. He served on the Cisco Networking Academy's Advisory Board.

Matt Walker, CCNA, CEH, CPTS, CNDA, is an IT security architect working for Hewlett-Packard on numerous projects. He has held a variety of networking and IT security positions, including most recently the IT security manager position at Marshall Space Flight Center (SAIC contract) and Kennedy Space Center (Lockheed Martin contract).

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