5 edition of Religion and the Social Order: The Handbook on Cults and Sects in America found in the catalog.
Religion and the Social Order: The Handbook on Cults and Sects in America
David G. Bromley
December 1993 by JAI Press .
Written in English
|Contributions||Jeffrey K. Hadden (Editor)|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||310|
It includes not only ritual activities but also the beliefs and myths centering on the rites. Lalich, a sociologist and former DWP member. The early Mormons changed their stance on polygamy and other suspect practices, as well as their policies on the inclusion of non-White members. The one thing the truly devoted adherent cannot imagine is life outside the group.
Pre-modern discourses were dominated by religion, where things were defined as good and evil, and social life was centered around these concepts. Also, to many who are not adherents of the tradition, some of the beliefs and practices may appear irrational, foolish or even wicked. Biographical Entries "Jeffrey K. Cults' insularity and distrust of society sometimes lead to violent conflicts with the law.
Reprinted in Phillip Whitten ed. Cults, Religion, and Violence. Columbus: Charles Merrill, Hadden," "Dean M.
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New York: Garland Publishers, Practices and influence techniques include speaking in tongues, chanting, praying, isolation, lengthy study sessions, faith healing, self-flagellation, or many hours spent evangelizing, witnessing, or making public confessions.
Processes of globalization carried religious cosmologies — including traditional conceptions of universalism — to the corners of the world, while these cosmologies legitimated processes of globalization.
Second, it has become abundantly clear that after nearly two decades, the concept new religious movements has virtually no recognition either in the mass media or the general public.
Members rely on New Age paraphernalia, such as crystals, astrology, runes, shamanic devices, holistic medicine, herbs, spirit beings, or Tarot or other magic cards. Fishman ended the usage of brainwashing theories in expert witnesses such as those of Margaret Singer and Richard Ofshe.
Bromley and Phillip E. Examples: Postive sense: How much would you pay for a bottle of wine? Fourteen different groups in China have been listed by the ministry of public security as xiejiao.
The new religions, sects and alternative spiritualities are categorized according to the religious traditions from which they spring. It practices a variety of mind-control techniques on people lured into its midst to gain control over their money and their lives.
This definition is not meant to be evaluative, dismissive, or one-sided in the sense of implying that a group is good, bad, or other. The early Mormons changed their stance on polygamy and other suspect practices, as well as their policies on the inclusion of non-White members.
There is a basic premise continuum along which religions fall, ranging from the protest-like orientation of sects to the equilibrium maintaining churches. New York: Oxford University Press, Finally, Bromley has compared the moral panic surrounding religious "cults" with the related agitation positing the existence of a widespread conspiratorial network of satanic cults engaged in pervasive ritual abuse of children Richardson et al.
JAI Press, He has entered what psychiatrist Robert Jay Lifton identified as a state of Religion and the Social Order: The Handbook on Cults and Sects in America book closure, or the closing in of the self in the larger self-sealed system.
Today, in fact, cult groups and relationships are thriving, though many of the long-standing groups have matured and claim to have discontinued some of their more questionable behaviors. Each group must be observed and judged on its own merits and its own practices and behaviors.
In Jo Freeman ed. Cults, Religion, and Violence. See D. The desired effect is conformity and the self-renunciation that is required not only to be part of the group but also to achieve the professed goal.
Bromley's work connects both anti-cult and antisatanist crusades to structural tensions involving deepening contradictions between contractual and covenantal forms of social relations.
The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed. December, Dutch. In a gunfight near Waco, Tex. There are also a number of feature articles throughout the book which highlight broad topics such as New Religions in China as well as intriguing subjects such as Cargo Cults, Martial Arts, Astrology and Feng Shui.
Peacock Publishers, The leader professes to be all knowing and all powerful. Reprinted in Phillip Whitten ed. The effect is compliance, or better still, obedience. The cult may be associated with a single person, place, or object or may have much broader associations.
Itasca: F.Handbook on Cults and Sects in America by David G. Bromley,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. In the sociological classifications of religious movements, a cult is a social group with socially deviant or novel beliefs and practices, although this is often unclear.
Other researchers present a less-organized picture of cults, saying that they arise spontaneously around novel beliefs and practices. Religion and the social order by David G.
Bromley and Jeffrey K. Hadden The late sociologist Jeffrey K. Hadden has stated that "[t]he concepts "cult" and "sect" do have precise meaning as they are used by .This line of thinking on cults was most clearly extended and download pdf by Rodney Stark and William Bainbridge in their article ‘‘Of Churches, Sects, and Cults: Preliminary Concepts for a Theory of Religious Movements’’ () and in their more comprehensive book, The Future of Religion: Secularization, Renewal, and Cult Formation ().Sects, Cults and New Religions - CRC Ebook Book New Religious Movements (NRMs) came into being as a distinct subfield of academic study in the s in response to the explosion of non-traditional religions that took place in the waning years of the Sixties counterculture.