The Endtime Family: Children of God

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Overview

A fascinating examination of a religious counterculture group showing how it differs from mainstream society, yet is similar in other ways.
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“Bainbridge is unquestionably among the most able scholars in the sociology of religion today. In The Endtime Family, he skillfully weaves significant theoretical ideas together, presenting the best inquiry to date into the heart and soul of this controversial group. Bainbridge has written a marvelous book that both dispels many myths and gives the reader more than a glimpse of a ‘cult’ with a human face.” — Jeffrey K. Hadden, coeditor of Religion on the Internet: Research Prospects and Promises
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Based on interviews, observation, and surveys, this study examines The Family's beliefs, practices, and social structure, looking at how it connects sex and spirituality, incorporates "channeling," and anticipates the Endtime. It also considers efforts by anti-cult zealots and government authorities to seize and forcibly deprogram members of the group, especially children. Bainbridge is associated with the National Science Foundation. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791452646
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

William Sims Bainbridge is Staff Associate for the Management and Planning Division of Social and Economic Sciences at the National Science Foundation. He is the author of many books, including The Sociology of Religious Movements.

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Table of Contents

List of Figures

List of Tables

Introduction

1. Persecution

2. Survey

3. Beliefs

4. Practices

5. Alienation

6. Sexuality

7. Children

Conclusion

Notes

Bibliography

Index

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