A Guide to New Religious Movements

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Ronald M. Enroth
InterVarsity Press, Jun 26, 2005 - Religion - 220 pages
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Today's pluralistic society is filled with religious alternatives and options, and the choices for faith commitment have never been more numerous. Many of these new religious movements are growing at a far faster pace than most traditional Christian denominations. Why are they so appealing? Sociologist Ronald Enroth and a team of expert contributors provide an accessible handle on the key religious movements of our day, from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Jehovah's Witnesses to contemporary versions of Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam. They assess what each movement believes, why they are attractive to so many, and how Christians can respond with grace and truth.
 

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Great Book! Gives you a great insight on major religious movements in our world today. Goes beyond the typical compare and contrast theology between Christianity and other religions and looks at the ... Read full review

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This is a great introductory book explaining the many new religious movements and why the are appealing. It explains the attraction of some the oppression of others. Read full review

Contents

WHAT IS A NEW RELIGIOUS MOVEMENT?
9
JEHOVAHS WITNESSES
26
YOGA AND HINDUISM
42
UNIFICATION CHURCH
60
LATTERDAY SAINTS
78
ASTRAL RELIGION AND THE NEW AGE
97
THE DALAI LAMA AND TIBETAN BUDDHISM
113
NEOPAGANISM
135
THE BAHAI WORLD FAITH
155
THE NATION OF ISLAM
169
EVALUATING NEW RELIGIOUS MOVEMENTS
184
Notes
197
List of Contributors
217
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About the author (2005)

Ronald Enroth is professor of sociology at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. A specialist in the sociology of religion and new religious movements, he is the author of many books, including A Guide to New Religious Movements.

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