Encyclopedic Handbook of Cults in America  book cover
1st Edition

Encyclopedic Handbook of Cults in America

ISBN 9780815311409
Published November 1, 1992 by Routledge
424 Pages

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Book Description

Covers the history, founders, beliefs, and literature of over five hundred nonconventional and alternative religious movements.

Table of Contents

Part I What is a Cult?; Part II The Established Cults; Chapter 1 A. Church of Christ, Scientist (Christian Science); Chapter 2 B. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormon); Chapter 3 C. Fundamentalist or Polygamy-Practicing Mormon Groups; Chapter 4 D. The “I Am” Religious Activity; Chapter 5 E. The Identity Movement; Chapter 6 F. Jehovah’s Witnesses; Chapter 7 G. The Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; Chapter 8 H. Rosicrucians; Chapter 9 I. Satanism; Chapter 10 J. Spiritualism; Chapter 11 K. Theosophy; Chapter 12 L. Unity School of Christianity; Chapter 13 M. The Universal Peace Mission Movement of Father Divine; Chapter 14 N. Worldwide Church of God; Part III The New Age Movement; Part IV The Newer Cults; Chapter 15 A. Christian Foundation; Chapter 16 B. The Church of Scientology; Chapter 17 C. The Church Universal and Triumphant (Summit Lighthouse); Chapter 18 D. Eckankar; Chapter 19 E. Elan Vital (Divine Light Mission); Chapter 20 F. Family of Love (Children of God); Chapter 21 G. The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (Hare Krishna); Chapter 22 H. The International Society for Krishna Consciousness of West Virginia; Chapter 23 I. The Local Church (Watchman Nee and Witness Lee); Chapter 24 J. The Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness; Chapter 25 K. Nichiren Shoshu; Chapter 26 L. OSHO (Rajneesh) Foundation International; Chapter 27 M. Sikh Dharma (Healthy, Happy, Holy Organization); Chapter 28 N. Transcendental Meditation and The World Plan Executive Council; Chapter 29 O. The Unification Church; Chapter 30 P. Vajradhatu (Tibetan Buddhism); Chapter 31 Q. The Way International, Inc.; Chapter 32 R. Witchcraft and Neopaganism; Part V Counter-Cult Groups; Chapter 33 A. Evangelical Christianity and the Cults; Chapter 34 B. The Anti-Cult MovementpartVI Violence and the Cults;

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