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Encyclopedic handbook of cults in America / by J. Gordon Melton
Bib ID 1817342
Format BookBook
Author
Melton J. Gordon
 
Edition Rev. and updated ed. 
Description New York : Garland Pub., 1992 
xv, 407 p. ; 22 cm. 
ISBN 0815305028
0815311400
Series

Garland reference library of social science ; v. 797.

Full contents
  • I. What Is a Cult?
  • II. The Established Cults. A. Church of Christ, Scientist (Christian Science). B. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon). C. Fundamentalist or Polygamy-Practicing Mormon Groups. D. The "I AM" Religious Activity. E. The Identity Movement. F. Jehovah's Witnesses. G. The Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. H. Rosicrucians. I. Satanism. J. Spiritualism. K. Theosophy. L. Unity School of Christianity. M. The Universal Peace Mission Movement of Father Divine. N. Worldwide Church of God
  • III. The New Age Movement
  • IV. The Newer Cults. A. Christian Foundation. B. The Church of Scientology. C. The Church Universal and Triumphant (Summit Lighthouse). D. ECKANKAR. E. Elan Vital (Divine Light Mission). F. Family of Love (Children of God). G. The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (Hare Krishna). H. The International Society for Krishna Consciousness of West Virginia. I. The Local Church (Watchman Nee and Witness Lee). J. The Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness. K. Nichiren Shoshu. L. Osho (Rajneesh) Foundation International. M. Sikh Dharma (Healthy, Happy, Holy Organization). N. Transcendental Meditation and the World Plan Executive Council. O. The Unification Church. P. Vajradhatu (Tibetan Buddhism). Q. The Way International, Inc. R. Witchcraft and NeoPaganism
  • V. Counter-Cult Groups. A. Evangelical Christianity and the Cults. B. The Anti-cult Movement
  • VI. Violence and the Cults.
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Cults - United States.  |  Sects - United States.  |  Cults - History and criticism.  |  United States - Religion.

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