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Comprehending Cults : The Sociology of New Religious Movements (Paperback)

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Comprehending Cults, Second Edition, provides a sociological interpretation of the phenomenon of new religious movements. While the author does not offer an apologia for cults--in either a religious or a sociological sense--he does attempt to replace suspicion and misinformation with a greater knowledge of the facts (as best we know them) and a measure of sympathetic understanding.
Completely revised and updated in this second edition, the book examines all aspects of cults, while striving to delineate the very real limits of our knowledge. In addition to dealing with the troublesome aspects of the subject, including issues of violence, sexuality, and brainwashing, the author also considers the possibility that new religious movements are a source of spiritual satisfaction to their members. Offering up-to-date social science research about contemporary religious cults, Comprehending Cults, Second Edition, is ideal for undergraduate sociology of religion and new religious movements courses.

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Publisher Oxford Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780195420098
SKU 202091100
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0195420098
Release Date 8/13/2012
Product Attributes
Book Format Paperback
Edition 0002
Number of Pages 0266
Publisher Oxford University Press
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