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Chryssides, George D., 1945-
Historical dictionary of new religious movements / George D. Chryssides
2nd ed
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2012
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  BP601 .C47 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Cults -- Dictionaries
Cults -- History -- Dictionaries
Physical Description xxx, 415 p. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 391-403) and index
Summary "New religious movements -- some of which are known as cults -- are defined as organizations that have arisen within the last 200 years. Most treatments of these movements have typically resorted to sensationalism rather than objectivity, and new religious movements tend to receive negative media publicity. Despite unfavorable portrayal in popular culture, however, new religious movements are a global phenomenon, and much remains to be studied about them."--P. [4] of cover
NOTE 500133
Series Historical dictionaries of religions, philosophies, and movements

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