Comprehending Cults: The Sociology of New Religious Movements

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Long the focus of controversy, cults, --what sociologists prefer to call new religious movements--have been studied by scholars for years. Yet little of this information has made its way into public awareness. Comprehending Cults is a comprehensive and balanced overview which synthesizes and assesses the results of thirty years of research into new religious movements by historians, sociologists, and psychologists of religion. Organized in terms of seven of the most commonly asked questions about cults (Why did they emerge? ...

Comprehending Cults: The Sociology of New Religious Movements 2006, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780195420098

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Comprehending Cults: The Sociology of New Religious Movements 1998, Oxford University Press, USA, Toronto, Canada

ISBN-13: 9780195411546

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