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Mystics and messiahs : cults and new religions in American history

Author: Philip Jenkins
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text is an account of cults and anti-cult scares in American history. The author shows that cults were by no means an invention of the 1960s and that in fact, most of the frightening images and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Jenkins
ISBN: 0195145968 9780195145960 0195127447 9780195127447
OCLC Number: 47231973
Notes: Originally published: 2000.
Includes index.
Description: 304 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Overrun with messiahs --
False prophets and deluded subjects: the Nineteenth Century --
Anti-Christian cults?: The Christian sects, 1890-1930 --
The first New Age --
Black gods --
The cult racket: anticult campaigns, 1920-1940 --
The purge of the Forties --
The new boom, 1960-1980 --
Cult wars, 1969- 1985 --
Devil cults and domesday cults, 1980-2000 --
Teeming with faith.
Responsibility: Philip Jenkins.
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For an understanding of cults in America, this is a vital guide ... Rich in anecdotes, this sober and instructive book succeeds in being entertaining as well. * Jeff Guinn, The Wall Street Journal *

 
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