A Pocket Guide to Sects and New Religions

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Lion Books, 2005 - Cults - 254 pages
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This volume provides a concise overview of the key sects and new religious movements.
 

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Contents

Preface
7
Aum Shinrikyo
13
The Bahai Faith
18
The Brahma Kumaris
24
The Branch Davidians
28
The Christadelphians
36
Christian Science
41
The Church of Jesus Christ of LatterDay Saints Mormons
46
The New Kadampa Tradition NKT
133
Oneness Pentecostalism
136
The Order of the Solar Temple
140
RajneeshOsho International
147
Rastafarianism
152
RosicrucianismAMORC
157
Sahaja Yoga
162
The Satya Sai Baba Society
166

The Church of Scientology
52
The Church Universal and Triumphant Summit Lighthouse
58
Eckankar
64
Elan Vital
68
The Exclusive Brethren
73
Falun Gong Falun Dafa
80
The Family Children of God
83
Freemasonry
92
Friends of the Western Buddhist Order
100
The International Churches of Christ
105
The International Society for Krishna Consciousness
110
The Jehovahs Witnesses
117
The Jesus Movement
122
The Nation of Islam
128
Soka Gakkai International
170
Spiritualism
174
The Sufi Movement
178
The Theosophical Movement
185
Transcendental Meditation
189
The Unification Church
193
The Worldwide Church of God
201
New Age Religion
208
Satanism The Church of Satan and The Temple of Set
216
UFO religions The Aetherius Society The Raelian Church and Heavens Gate
223
Paganism Wicca Druidry the Northern Tradition Shamanism and Heathenism
236
Glossary
247
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About the author (2005)

Nigel Scotland is Field Chair in the School of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Gloucestershire. His most recent publications include Sectarian Religion in Contemporary Britain (2000), Good and Proper Men: Lord Palmerston and the Bench of Bishops (2000), and Charismatics and the New Millennium (2000).

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