Publisher description for Cults and new religions : a brief history / Douglas E. Cowan, David G. Bromley.


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An overview of the development of new religions and the controversies surrounding them in late modern society.


Each chapter reviews the origins, leaders, beliefs, rituals and practices of a diverse group of new religious movements

Highlights the cult controversies surrounding new religions

Includes discussions on the secular anti-cult and the evangelical counter-cult

Essential reading for anyone unfamiliar with new religions in late modern society or whose familiarity is limited to mass media reports


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Religions.
Cults.