Cults in America
|Publication Date: 11/1998|
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|Hardcover|| ||$45.00|| ||978-1-57607-031-4|
A Reference Handbook
James R. Lewis
Since the early 1970s, cults have been the focus of controversy in America. This reference handbook addresses all the prominent issues, including mind control, deprogramming, and the anti-cult movement.
Since the early 1970s, alternative religious movements known as cults have been the focus of ever-increasing controversy in America. Cults in America: A Reference Handbook compares present-day cults to events in earlier American history, focusing on cults as a contemporary phenomenon. The key issue of mind control is covered, overviews of the most controversial churches, and biographies of their leaders are prominent features of this book. Legislative efforts and court decisions, particularly those surrounding the issue of religious liberty, are covered in detail.
Cults in America features a directory of organizations in both the United States and Europe, a selected bibliography, print and nonprint resources, a chronology with the dates of religious events in American history, and coverage of events such as the Solar Temple and Heaven's Gate incidents.
• Includes a chronology with the dates of religious events in American history and biographies of significant cult leaders
• Features a directory of organizations in both the United States and Europe, a selected bibliography, and print and nonprint resources
• Detailed coverage of legislative efforts and court decisions, particularly those surrounding the issue of religious liberty
• Includes coverage of events such as the Solar Temple and Heaven's Gate incidents
James R. Lewis is a professional writer and academic specializing in new religions and the New Age.
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