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Contents Acknowledgments 11 Introduction 14 Part I New Understandings 55 1 Christian Science 56 From Retrospection And Introspection Mary Baker Eddy From Science And Health With Key To The Scriptures Mary Baker Eddy 2 Theosophy 95 From "Why I Became a Theosophist" Alice Bolton From The Ocean of Theosophy William Q. Judge 3 UFO Religious Groups 129 From Connections: Solving Our Alien Abduction Mystery Beth Collings and Anna Jamerson Part II New Selves 189 4 Wicca 190 From "The Principles of Wiccan Belief" The Council of American Witches From The Wicca Handbook Eileen Holland From Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner Scott Cunningham 5 Soka Gakkai 228 From "Human Revolution" Daisaku Ikeda From The Buddha in Daily Life: An Introduction to the Buddhism of Nichiren Daishonin Richard Causton Part III New Families 261 6 The Unification Church From "The Purpose Of Creation" The Holy Spirit Association For The Unification Of World Christianity From "Blessed Marriage In The Unification Church: Sacramental Ideals And Their Application To Daily Marital Life" Hugh and Nora Spurgin 7 The Family/ Children of God 308 From Women In The Family Paul and Nora Williams From "One Wife" Moses David From "The Family's Foundation: God's Law of Love" The Family From "Responsibilities Of The Charter Home: Regarding Children And Parents" The Family 8 Santeria 342 From The Altar Of My Soul: The Living Traditions Of Santeria Marta Morena Vega Part IV New Societies 381 9 The Rastafarians 382 From The Kebra Nagast: The Lost Bible of Rastafarian Wisdom and Faith from Ethiopia and Jamaica Gerald Hausman, ed. From The Holy Piby: The Blackman's Bible Robert Athlyi Rogers 10 The Nation of Islam 417 From Message to the Blackman in America Elijah Muhammad From The Autobiography of Malcolm X Malcolm X and Alex Haley 11 The Peoples Temple 449 Interview on Ukiah radio station, May 10 or 11, 1973 Jim Jones Suicide Note Richard Tropp Part V New Worlds 476 12 The Adventist Tradition 477 From Evidence from Scripture and History of the Second Coming of Christ about the Year 1843: Exhibited in a Course of Lectures William Miller From America in Prophecy [dd1] Ellen G. White From [dd2]A Place Called Waco: A Survivor's Story David Thibodeau and Leon Whiteson 13 Jehovah's Witnesses 515 From Millennial Dawn vol. 1: The Plan of the Ages (Studies in the Scriptures vol. 1) Charles Taze Russell From Jehovah's Witness Tract Literature From Knowledge that Leads to Everlasting Life 14 The New Millennium: NRMs and the Year 2000 547 From the Heaven's Gate Website From "Disappearance of the Spiritual Life of Earth and the Madness of the Human-Devil Realm" Hon-ming Chen From Give Me That Online Religion Barbara Brasher Appendix 581 About the Editors 609 Index 000
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Sects -- United States -- History -- Sources.
Cults -- United States -- History -- Sources.
United States -- Religion -- History -- Sources.