The Encyclopedia of Cults, Sects and New Religions / Edition 2

The Encyclopedia of Cults, Sects and New Religions / Edition 2

by James R. Lewis
     
 

ISBN-10: 1573928887

ISBN-13: 9781573928885

Pub. Date: 03/28/2001

Publisher: Prometheus Books

Surpassing the scope and the thoroughness of the first edition, this new edition of The Encyclopedia of Cults, Sects, and New Religions is the most wide-ranging and accessible resource on the historically significant and more obscure, sinister, and bizarre religious groups. Including many entries by scholarly specialists, this volume explains more than 1,000

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Surpassing the scope and the thoroughness of the first edition, this new edition of The Encyclopedia of Cults, Sects, and New Religions is the most wide-ranging and accessible resource on the historically significant and more obscure, sinister, and bizarre religious groups. Including many entries by scholarly specialists, this volume explains more than 1,000 diverse groups and movements, from such well-known sects as the Branch Davidians, Aum Shinrikyo, and Heaven's Gate, to obscure groups like Ordo Templi Satanas, Witches International, and the Nudist Christian Church of the Blessed Virgin Jesus. In addition to an exhaustive index and handy cross-references, the second edition includes over a hundred new topical entries on subjects relevant to understanding sectarian movements, from snake-handling and satanic ritual abuse to brainwashing and exorcism.

This book, a must for all libraries and schools, will endure as the first and only point of reference for researchers, scholars, students, and anyone interested in fringe religious groups.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781573928885
Publisher:
Prometheus Books
Publication date:
03/28/2001
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
775
Product dimensions:
6.44(w) x 9.51(h) x 1.84(d)

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