Another Gospel: Cults, Alternative Religions, and the New Age Movement

Another Gospel: Cults, Alternative Religions, and the New Age Movement

by Ruth A. Tucker

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780310259374
Publisher: Zondervan
Publication date: 05/01/2004
Pages: 464
Product dimensions: 6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.13(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Ruth A. Tucker (PhD, Northern Illinois University) has taught mission studies and church history at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and Calvin Theological Seminary. She is the author of dozens of articles and eighteen books, including the award-winning From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya. Visit her website at www.RuthTucker.com.

Table of Contents

Preface9
Introduction11
1Cults, Sects, Denominations, World Religions: Definition of Terms15
2Historical Heresy: Unorthodox Movements of Past Centuries31
3Mormonism: The Legacy of Joseph Smith49
4Seventh-Day Adventism: Eschatological Confusion93
5Jehovah's Witnesses: A Religion of Protest117
6Christian Science: A Denial of the Material World149
7New Thought and Unity: Health and Happiness177
8The Worldwide Church of God: Reinterpreting Israel and the Law191
9The Way International: Denying the Deity of Christ217
10The Children of God: Evangelism and Sex Perversion231
11The Unification Church: Proclaiming a New Messiah245
12Hare Krishnas: Transplanted Hinduism267
13Baha'i: A Peace and Unity Movement Out of Islam285
14Scientology: Mind-Altering Pseudo-Psychology299
15The New Age Movement: The Occult Made Respectable319
Appendix ALesser-Known Cultic Movements357
Appendix BCultic Statements of Belief389
Appendix CMajor Tenets of Orthodox Christianity399
Notes407
Bibliography433
Index457

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