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Cults in America : a reference handbook, James R. Lewis

Label
Cults in America : a reference handbook
Title
Cults in America
Title remainder
a reference handbook
Statement of responsibility
James R. Lewis
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This volume examines the controversy surrounding the alternative and controversial religious movements sometimes referred to as cults. Featuring a chronology that documents the milestones in the evolution of alternative religions, this book also contains informative sketches of alternative religious groups in the United States today. Readers will find an overview that discusses the cult controversy; descriptions of important court cases, legislation, and other documents; and a directory of organizations. A comprehensive listing of print and electronic sources completes a volume that will prove beneficial to general readers, students, parents, psychologists, and policymakers."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lewis, James R
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
BL2525
LC item number
.L486 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cults
  • Sects
  • Cults
  • Religion
  • Sects
  • Sekte
  • Religionsgemeinschaft
  • Jugendreligion
  • United States
  • United States
  • USA
Label
Cults in America : a reference handbook, James R. Lewis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. A tale of two new religions ; Religious persecution in nineteenth-century America ; Emergence of the contemporary cult controversy and the "brainwashing" debate ; Stereotypes and public perceptions of the cult issue ; The appeal of new religions ; Social influence in genuinely dangerous religions -- Chronology -- Controversial groups and movements -- Court decisions, legislation, and governmental actions. Relevant court decisions not directly involving contemporary new religions ; Earliest cases involving contemporary new religions ; Deprogramming in court ; Legislative efforts and conservatorship cases ; Ex-member lawsuits against minority religions ; Child abuse and governmental intervention in nontraditional religions ; Tax cases ; Zoning and solicitation ; Libel cases ; The defeat of anticultism in the courts -- Facts and data. Documents ; Statistics -- Organizations and websites. Academic organizations ; Cult information organizations and websites -- Resources. Mainstream scholarship ; Anticult scholarship ; Popular books ; Nonprint resources
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 232 pages
Isbn
9781576070314
Lccn
98029089
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)39455889
  • (OCoLC)ocm39455889
Label
Cults in America : a reference handbook, James R. Lewis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. A tale of two new religions ; Religious persecution in nineteenth-century America ; Emergence of the contemporary cult controversy and the "brainwashing" debate ; Stereotypes and public perceptions of the cult issue ; The appeal of new religions ; Social influence in genuinely dangerous religions -- Chronology -- Controversial groups and movements -- Court decisions, legislation, and governmental actions. Relevant court decisions not directly involving contemporary new religions ; Earliest cases involving contemporary new religions ; Deprogramming in court ; Legislative efforts and conservatorship cases ; Ex-member lawsuits against minority religions ; Child abuse and governmental intervention in nontraditional religions ; Tax cases ; Zoning and solicitation ; Libel cases ; The defeat of anticultism in the courts -- Facts and data. Documents ; Statistics -- Organizations and websites. Academic organizations ; Cult information organizations and websites -- Resources. Mainstream scholarship ; Anticult scholarship ; Popular books ; Nonprint resources
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 232 pages
Isbn
9781576070314
Lccn
98029089
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)39455889
  • (OCoLC)ocm39455889

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