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  • Prophets, Cults and Madnessby Anthony Stevens

    Gerald Duckworth & Co 2000; US$ 8.74

    Cult leaders inspire intense loyalty among their followers, yet they strike outsiders as half mad. Why are there so many of them? And why do they and their ideas proliferate? In this controversial study of the thin divide that separates cult leaders from madness, evolutionary psychiatrists Anthony Stevens and John Price argue that what schizophrenics... more...

  • Pagan Portals - Nature Mysticsby Rebecca Beattie

    John Hunt Publishing 2015; US$ 4.99

    Tracing the Literary Origins of Modern Paganism more...

  • When They Were Mineby Sheila Martin; Catherine Wessinger

    Baylor University Press 2011; US$ 29.95

    When They Were Mine is the autobiography of Sheila Martin, a member of the Branch Davidian Church at the time of its apocalyptic encounter with the FBI in April, 1993. The assault resulted in a fire that killed 76 Branch Davidians, including 23 children. Sheila?s husband and four oldest children died in the fire. Martin told the story of her life,... more...

  • New Religious Movements in the Twenty-First Centuryby Phillip Charles Lucas; Thomas Robbins

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 49.95

    New Religious Movements in the 21st Century is the first volume to examine the urgent and important issues facing new religions in their political, legal and religious contexts in global perspective. With essays from prominent NRM scholars and usefully organized into four regional areas covering Western Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia, Russia... more...

  • Cyberhengeby Douglas E. Cowan

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 39.95

    Cyberhenge examines the use of Internet technology in shaping religious traditions and rituals. Cowan asks how and why Neopaganism has embraced the Internet in such an innovative and imaginative way. more...

  • Cults and New Religious Movementsby Lorne L. Dawson

    Blackwell Publishing Ltd. 2003; US$ 47.95 US$ 41.56

    What is a cult? Why do they emerge? Who joins them? And why do tragedies such as Waco and Jonestown occur? This reader brings together the voices of historians, sociologists, and psychologists of religion to address these key questions about new religious movements. Looks at theoretical explanations for cults, why people join and what happens when... more...

  • Peoples Temple and Black Religion in Americaby Rebecca Moore; Anthony B. Pinn; Mary R. Sawyer

    Indiana University Press 2004; US$ 17.55

    The Peoples Temple movement ended on November 18, 1978, when more than 900 men, women, and children died in a ritual of murder and suicide in their utopianist community of Jonestown, Guyana. Only a handful lived to tell their story. As is well known, Jim Jones, the leader of Peoples Temple, was white,... more...

  • The Rhetoric of Religious Cultsby Dr Annabelle Mooney

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 120.00

    The book takes as its departure point the notion that 'cults' have a distinctive language and way of recruiting members. First outlining a rhetorical framework, which encompasses contemporary discourse analysis, the persuasive texts of three movements - Scientology, Jehovah's Witnesses and Children of God - are analysed in detail. more...

  • Modern Paganism in World Culturesby Michael F. Strmiska

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 85.00

    A study of Neopagan religious movements in North America, the United Kingdom, and Europe where people increasingly turn to ancestral religions, not as amusement or matters of passing interest, but in an effort to practice those religions as they were before the advent of Christianity. more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of New Religious Movementsby James R. Lewis

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 54.99 US$ 47.29

    The study of New Religious Movements (NRMs) is one of the fastest-growing areas of religious studies. This Handbook covers the current state of the field and breaks new ground. Its contributors are drawn equally from sociology and religious studies and include both established scholars and "rising stars" in the field. The core chapters deal with such... more...