Find It Quick Handbook on Cults and New Religions: Where Did They Come From? What Do They Believe? [NOOK Book]

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Were most cults and new religions simply passing fads of the late–twentieth century, or are some of them still growing today? What new sects have emerged, and what dangers do they present? How should Christians respond?

Bible teacher and apologetics expert Ron Rhodes has cataloged 40 groups in this concise and easy–to–use handbook. Readers will appreciate Ron’s thorough ...

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Find It Quick Handbook on Cults and New Religions: Where Did They Come From? What Do They Believe?

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Overview

Were most cults and new religions simply passing fads of the late–twentieth century, or are some of them still growing today? What new sects have emerged, and what dangers do they present? How should Christians respond?

Bible teacher and apologetics expert Ron Rhodes has cataloged 40 groups in this concise and easy–to–use handbook. Readers will appreciate Ron’s thorough research and his reader–friendly style. His brief examination of each group includes

  • a short history of the sect or new religion
  • an explanation of the group’s major doctrines
  • the Christian apologetic response
This informative guide includes a list of “Apologetic Power Points,” which provides readers with a fast–paced summary of the foundational truths of biblical Christianity.
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What do Mormonism, Unitarianism, Hare Krishna,Theosophy, Zen, Christian Science, Kabalah, and Wicca all have in common? According to Bible teacher Rhodes (Angels Among Us), they are all cults. This book identifies 40 such cults, offering a brief history and description of the major doctrines for each. Each entry is followed by a list corresponding to the second half of the book, which contains 118 "Apologetic Power Points." This allows a mix-and-match approach to how these groups fall outside of what Rhodes, a leading apologetic, or defender of the faith, defines as fundamental Christian doctrine. This work is for the party faithful who want simplistic sound bites and does little to encourage dialog, understanding, or tolerance. Not recommended, but expect some requests, as the author is a prominent figure on Christian radio.-Nancy Almand, Fresno Cty. P.L., Orange Cove, CA Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736935814
  • Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/1/2005
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,252,796
  • File size: 634 KB

Meet the Author

Ron Rhodes, president of Reasoning from the Scriptures Ministries, is heard regularly on nationwide radio and is the author of Commonly Misunderstood Bible Verses and 5-Minute Apologetics for Today. He holds ThM and ThD degrees from Dallas Theological Seminary and teaches there and at several other seminaries.
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Table of Contents

1 Defining Cults 7
2 The Aetherius Society 14
3 Anthroposophy 19
4 The Arcane School 24
5 The Association for Research and Enlightenment 29
6 Astrology 35
7 The Baha'i Faith 41
8 Christadelphians 47
9 Christian Identity 52
10 Christian Science 57
11 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 62
12 The Church Universal and Triumphant 72
13 Eckankar 78
14 The Family (The Children of God) 82
15 Hare Krishna (ISKCON) 89
16 The I AM Movement 94
17 Jehovah's Witnesses 98
18 Kabbalism 106
19 The Masonic Lodge 112
20 The Nation of Islam 119
21 The New Age Movement 126
22 The New Thought Movement 133
23 Nichiren Shoshu Buddhism 138
24 Occultism 143
25 Oneness Pentecostalism 150
26 The Raelian Movement 155
27 Religious Science 160
28 The Rosicrucian Fellowship 165
29 Satanism 171
30 Self-Realization Fellowship 177
31 Spiritism 182
32 Swedenborgianism 187
33 Theosophy 193
34 Transcendental Meditation 199
35 The Unarius Academy of Science 205
36 The Unification Church 210
37 Unitarian Universalism 216
38 The Unity School of Christianity 222
39 The Way International 227
40 Wicca / Witchcraft 233
41 Zen 239
42 Apologetic Power Points 243
Notes 293
Bibliography 309
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