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dc.contributor.authorArweck, Elisabeth
dc.date.accessioned2019-11-21 15:45:53
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-01T09:46:10Z
dc.date.available2020-04-01T09:46:10Z
dc.date.issued2006
dc.identifier1005983
dc.identifierOCN: 1135854465en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/24148
dc.description.abstractNew religious movements such as the Moonies, Jehovah's Witnesses and Hare Krishnas are now well established in mainstream cultural consciousness. But responses to these 'cult' groups still tend to be overwhelmingly negative, characterized by the furious reactions that they evoke from majority interests. Modern societies need to learn how best to respond to such movements, and how to interpret their benefits and dangers. Researching New Religious Movements provides a cutting-edge analysis of the controversy around new religions in America and Europe today. Drawing on original fieldwork, it explores the battles between the recruiting factions of groups like the Moonies, and the anti-cult movements and Church societies that have mobilized to oppose these. It considers academic and media interventions on both sides, placing special emphasis on the problems of objectivity inherent in the language of 'sects', 'abduction' and 'brainwashing'. Ideal for students, researchers and professionals, this provocative and much-needed book takes the debate over new religious movements to a newly sophisticated level.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HR Religion & beliefs
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HR Religion & beliefs::HRA Religion: general::HRAC Comparative religion
dc.subject.othernon-mainstream
dc.subject.otherreligion
dc.subject.otherknowledge
dc.subject.otherparadigm
dc.subject.otherpontifical
dc.subject.othercouncil
dc.subject.otherbrainwashing
dc.subject.otherthesis
dc.subject.othereileen
dc.subject.otherbarker
dc.titleResearching New Religious Movements
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.4324/9780203642375
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy7b3c7b10-5b1e-40b3-860e-c6dd5197f0bb
oapen.relation.isbn9780415277549;9780415277556;9781134472475;9781134472468;9781134472420
oapen.identifier.ocn1135854465


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