Sects, 'Cults' and Alternative Religions: A World Survey and Sourcebook pdf epub fb2

Sects, 'Cults' and Alternative Religions: A World Survey and Sourcebook by David V. Barrett pdf epub fb2

Sects, 'Cults' and Alternative Religions: A World Survey and Sourcebook Author: David V. Barrett
Title: Sects, 'Cults' and Alternative Religions: A World Survey and Sourcebook
ISBN: 0713725672
ISBN13: 978-0713725674
Other Formats: mobi docx mbr doc
Pages: 320 pages
Publisher: Blandford Pr (March 1, 1997)
Language: English
Category: Religion & Spirituality
Size PDF version: 1801 kb
Size EPUB version: 1724 kb
Subcategory: Other Religions, Practices & Sacred Texts




Is the next David Koresh or Jim Jones building a following in your town? Or, are well-meaning people oppressing religious groups where you live, simply because their practices look different? One of the world's leading experts on both traditional and new religions offers a valuable guide through the confusing variety of movements that attract fervent loyalties. Some of the groups have received worldwide notoriety, such as the Branch Davidians of Waco, or Tokyo's nerve-gas-wielding Aura Shinrikyo, or the People's Temple of Guyana. Others are spin-offs of traditional religions, such as the Divine Light Mission, Rajneesh, and Soka Gokkai.