Sects, Cults, and Spiritual Communities: A Sociological Analysis / Edition 1

Sects, Cults, and Spiritual Communities: A Sociological Analysis / Edition 1

by Marc Petrowsky, William W. Zellner
     
 

ISBN-10: 0275963357

ISBN-13: 9780275963354

Pub. Date: 06/30/1998

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

American society is culturally diverse with a variety of religious denominations, sects, cults, and self-help groups vying for members. This volume analyzes nine of these groups, chosen both for their intrinsic interest and because they illustrate a variety of sociological concepts. The groups included in this study are: Heaven's Gate, Jesus People USA, the

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Overview

American society is culturally diverse with a variety of religious denominations, sects, cults, and self-help groups vying for members. This volume analyzes nine of these groups, chosen both for their intrinsic interest and because they illustrate a variety of sociological concepts. The groups included in this study are: Heaven's Gate, Jesus People USA, the Love Family, The Farm, Amish Women, Scientology, El Niño Fidencio, Santería, and Freedom Park. The contributors are social scientists with first-hand knowledge of the groups they examine.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275963354
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/30/1998
Series:
Religion in the Age of Transformation Series
Pages:
194
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.41(d)
Lexile:
1150L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Introduction

The Evolution of a New Age Cult: From Total Overcomers Anonymous to Death at Heaven's Gate

Jesus People USA

The Farm

The Love Family: Its Formative Years

El Niño Fidencio and the Fidencistas

Santería

Single Women in Amish Society

The Church of Scientology: A Quasi-Religion

Freedom Park

Index

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