Cults : The Battle for God

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Many charges have been laid against the modern cult religions, including blackmail, ritual murder, brainwashing and wilful destruction of families. However the truth remains that there are many thousands of people happily living as part of these unorthodox religious groups. This is an examination of many of the best-known new religious movements. Written from an agnostic viewpoint, the book explains how the cults see themselves and their beliefs, and includes accounts by members, both for and against. The book is not an apology for the wilder religious movements, but it plays Devil's advocate and poses challenging questions to those who would like to legislate them out of more

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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 156 x 234mm
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Christopher Helm Publishers Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • forms transparencies
  • 0747014140
  • 9780747014140

Table of contents

The happiest days?; the traveller's guide; God's tale; the Mormon tale; America's tale; the cultwatcher's tale; the Jewish tale; the Scientologists' tale; the worldwiders' tale; the Moonies' tale; the transcendental meditators' tale; the Hare Krishna tale; the children of God's tale; the Est tale; the church of Christ tale; the Jesus army tale; the Rajneesh tale; the Nichiren Shoshu tale; the Baha'I tale; the parents' tale; not only but also; our more