Cults & New Religious Movements Products

  • Escaping Utopia

    Growing Up in a Cult, Getting Out, and Starting Over

    By Janja Lalich, Karla McLaren

    Actor Michelle Pfeiffer. Humorist Garrison Keillor. Actor Joaquin Phoenix. Musician Lisa Marie Presley. Actress Glenn Close. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Actress Rose McGowan. Each of these well-known people has more than fame in common; each was born or raised in a cult. We think of cults as…

    Paperback – 2017-08-21 
    Routledge

  • Race and Ethnicity in Secret and Exclusive Social Orders

    Blood and Shadow

    Edited by Matthew W. Hughey

    Secret and private organizations, in the form of Greek-letter organizations, mutual aid societies, and civic orders, together possess a storied and often-romanticized place in popular culture. While much has been made of these groups’ glamorous origins and influence—such as the Freemasons’ genesis…

    Paperback – 2016-10-19
    Routledge
    Ethnic and Racial Studies

  • The Problem of Invented Religions

    Edited by Steven J. Sutcliffe, Carole M Cusack

    Invented religions have been described as modern religions which advertise their invented status and reject traditional strategies of authorisation. But what does it mean for a religious formation to be ‘made up’, and how might this status affect perceptions of its legitimacy or authenticity in…

    Hardback – 2015-08-24
    Routledge

  • Spiritualism and Society (Routledge Revivals)

    By G K Nelson

    First published in 1969, this title explores the origins of Spiritualism as a religion movement. The first part is a history of Spiritualism, with a focus on its origins within America and the development of the organisation within itself. Next, Nelson considers the rise of Spiritualism in Britain,…

    Paperback – 2014-12-04
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

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