Are Cults a Serious Threat?

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  • ISBN-13: 9781417786510
  • Publisher: San Val
  • Publication date: 11/28/2006
  • Format: Library Binding

Table of Contents

Introduction     7
Cults Are Prone to Crime and Violence   Robert L. Snow     11
Cults Are No More Violent than Other Religious Groups   David G. Bromley   J. Gordon Melton     21
Cults Brainwash Their Members   Margaret Thaler Singer     28
Mass Suicide Can Be the Logical Outcome of a Cult's Religious Belief   Dereck Daschke   W. Michael Ashcraft     33
Authorities Provoke Some Cult Mass Deaths   William Norman Grigg     41
Cults are Corruptions of Legitimate Religions   Ron Rhodes     49
Anti-Cult Laws Are a Threat to Religious Freedom   Moira Shaw     57
Anti-Cult Prejudice Denies Minority Religions a Fair Hearing   James R. Lewis     61
Cults Foster Us-Versus-Them Attitudes   Arthur J. Deikman     70
The Threat of a Cult Depends on the Observer's Worldview   Eugene V. Gallagher     76
Organizations to Contact     84
Bibliography     90
Index     98
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