The Social Dimensions of Sectarianism: Sects and New Religious Movements in Contemporary Society

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This wide-ranging collection explores the complex relationships between religious sects and contemporary Western society and examines the controversial social, political, and religious issues that arise as sects seek to pursue a way of life at variance with that of other people. Wilson argues that sects, often subject to negative theological and moral judgements, can be understood only as social entities and as such require a scientifically neutral and unbiased approach to explore their emergence and persistence. He traces ...

The Social Dimensions of Sectarianism: Sects and New Religious Movements in Contemporary Society 1992, OUP Oxford, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780198278832

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The Social Dimensions of Sectarianism: Sects and New Religious Movements in Contemporary Society 1990, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780198273462

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