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Misunderstanding Cults

Searching for Objectivity in a Controversial Field
  • 496 Pages
  • 1.16 MB
  • English

University of Toronto Press
Family & relationships, Occultism & quasi-religious beliefs, Violence in society, Sociology, Religion, Sociology of Religion, Religion / Cults, Demonism, the Occult,
ContributionsBenjamin Zablocki (Editor), Thomas Robbins (Editor)
The Physical Object
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7873862M
ISBN 100802081886
ISBN 139780802081889

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Unique in its breadth, this is the first study of new religious movements to address the main points of controversy within the field while attempting to find a middle. Misunderstanding Cults provides a uniquely balanced contribution to what has become a highly polarized area of study.

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