Unmasking the Cults / Edition 1

Unmasking the Cults / Edition 1

by Alan W. Gomes
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0310704413

ISBN-13: 2900310704415

Pub. Date: 04/29/1995

Publisher: Zondervan

This series provides concise, biblical answers about perplexing religious groups.

In this introduction to the Zondervan Guide to Cults and Religious Movements, Dr. Gomes defines the characteristics of a "cult of Christianity" and why such a group subverts the search for spiritual truth. He explains the emotional and spiritual appeal of cults, who is susceptible

Overview

This series provides concise, biblical answers about perplexing religious groups.

In this introduction to the Zondervan Guide to Cults and Religious Movements, Dr. Gomes defines the characteristics of a "cult of Christianity" and why such a group subverts the search for spiritual truth. He explains the emotional and spiritual appeal of cults, who is susceptible, and the techniques cult leaders use to attract members. This book, in dealing with a wide range of issues relating to cults and religious movements in general, complements the other books in the series, all of which focus on specific religious groups. — Why this series? This is an age when countless groups and movements, old and new, mark the religious landscape in our culture, leaving many people confused or uncertain in their search for spiritual truth and meaning. Because few people have the time or opportunity to research these movements fully, these books provide essential information and insights for their spiritual journeys. Except for this book, each book in the series has five sections: - A concise introduction to the group - An overview of the group's theology — in its own words - Tips for witnessing effectively to members of the group - A bibliography with sources for further study - A comparison chart that shows the essential differences between biblical Christianity and the group — The writers of these volumes are well qualified to present clear and reliable information and help us discern religious truth from falsehood.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900310704415
Publisher:
Zondervan
Publication date:
04/29/1995
Series:
Zondervan Guide to Cults and Religious MovementsSeries Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
94

Table of Contents

Contents
How to Use This Book 6
I. What Is a Cult? 7
II. Statistics on Cults 18
III. Theological Characteristics of Cults 24
IV. Sociological and Psychological
Perspective on Cults and False Religions 47
V. Why Do People Join Cults? 81
VI. Keeping People Out of the Cults 86

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