Religious and Spiritual Groups in Modern America

Front Cover
Prentice Hall, 1988 - Religion - 328 pages
0 Reviews

The book explores the major new or unconventional religions and spiritual movements in America that exists outside the Judeo-Christian tradition. Gives accounts of some 25 groups--divided into six types--covering their history, teaching, worship, and way of life. Considers bitter controversies about cults, brainwashing, and deprogramming that have arisen around them.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

CONTENTS
1
facts or figures which interpret religious life but patterns in the mind
2
THE SEVERAL MEANINGS OF CULT
18
Copyright

23 other sections not shown

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1988)

Robert S. Ellwood is Professor Emeritus of Religion at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California. He is the author of more than a dozen books on comparative religion, including "Introducing Religion: From Inside and Outside"; Many Peoples, Many Faiths: An Introduction to the Religious Life of Humankind"; and "The History and Future of Faith: Religion Past, Present, and to Come".

Bibliographic information