Odd Gods by Professor James R. Lewis
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Odd Gods
By Professor James R. Lewis

Odd Gods

New Religions and the Cult Controversy

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Odd Gods by Professor James R. Lewis

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Lewis analyses the characteristics of truly dangerous groups compared to those of the merely unusual but innocuous, and he discusses what people find attractive about membership in minority religions, as well as community suspicions and media hype that lead to misunderstandings. The bulk of the book is devoted to a broad-based survey of unusual religious groups. Included are minority religious sects stemming from Christian, Jewish, Islamic, Hindu, Buddhist, and Sikh tradition, as well as unrelated groups such as the Moonies, Wiccans, Satanists, Spiritualists, Channellers, Scientologists, the Heaven's Gate cult, a host of New Age and UFO groups, and many others. This is the definitive sourcebook for understanding and researching the crazy-quilt landscape of free religious expression in America.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781573928427
ISBN-10: 1573928429
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 159mm x 38mm)
Pages: 395
Imprint: Prometheus Books
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Professor James R. Lewis

James R. Lewis, Ph.D. (Stevens Point, WI), a world-recognized authority on nontraditional religions, teaches religious studies at the University of Wisconsin. He is the author of over 20 books, including Doomsday Prophecies: A Complete Guide to the End of the World and The Encyclopedia of Cults, Sects, and New Religions.

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