Table of contents for Cults and new religions : a brief history / Douglas E. Cowan, David G. Bromley.

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Table of Contents
List of Plates
Acknowledgements
1	Cults and New Religions: A Primer
	The Range of New Religious Movements
	Controversy and the Popular Perception of New Religious Movements
2	The Church of Scientology: The Question of Religion
	L. Ron Hubbard and the Origins of Scientology
	Beliefs and Practices of The Church of Scientology
	The Organizational Structure of The Church of Scientology
	The Church of Scientology and the Question of Religion
	Further Reading on The Church of Scientology
3	Transcendental Meditation: The Questions of Science and Therapy
	Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and the Arrival of Transcendental Meditation
	Beliefs and Practices of Transcendental Meditation
	The Growth and Development of Transcendental Meditation
	Transcendental Meditation: The Questions of Science and Therapy
	Further Reading on Transcendental Meditation
4	Ramtha and the New Age: The Question of the Dangerous Cult
	Who is JZ Knight and Who is Ramtha?
	History and Development of Ramtha¿s School of Enlightenment
	Belief¿s and Practices of Ramtha¿s School of Enlightenment
	RSE and the Question of the Dangerous Cult
	Further Reading on the New Age Movement
 
5	The Unification Church/The Family Federation: The Brainwashing/Deprogramming Controversy
	Sun Myung Moon: Savior from the East
	Doctrinal Beliefs and Ritual Practices of the Unification Church
	The Growth and Organization of the Unification Church Outside Korea
	Brainwashing, Deprogramming, and the Unification Church
	Further Reading on the Unification Church
 
6	The Children of God/The Family International: The Issue of Sexuality
	Mo: David Berg and the Origins of The Children of God
	Social Organization of The Children of God/The Family
	Beliefs, Rituals, and Practices of The Children of God/The Family
	The Children of God/The Family and the Issue of Sexuality
	Further Reading on The Children of God/The Family
7	The Branch Davidians: The Problem of Mass Media	
	The Historical Development of the Branch Davidians
	Beliefs and Practices of the Branch Davidians under David Koresh
	The Siege at Waco and the Problem of Mass Media
	Further Reading on the Branch Davidians
8	Heaven¿s Gate: The Question of Cults and Violence
	Ti, Do, and the Origins of Heaven¿s Gate
	Beliefs and Practices of Heaven¿s Gate
	Recruitment and Social Organization in Heaven¿s Gate
	The Evolutionary Level Above Human: The Continuum of New Religious Movements and Violence
	Further Reading on UFO Groups
9	Wicca and Witchcraft: Confronting Cultural Fears
	Gerald Gardner and the Origins of Modern Witchcraft
	Social Organization and Development of Modern Witchcraft and Wicca
	Beliefs, Rituals, and Practices of Modern Witchcraft and Wicca
	Satanic Panic: The Legacy of Religious Cult Fears
	Further Reading on Wicca and Witchcraft
10	Rethinking Cults: The Significance of New Religious Movements
	Two Perspectives: Cults versus New Religious Movements
	New Religions as Experimental Faiths
	Further Reading on New Religious Movements
Bibliography
Index

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Religions.
Cults.