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AuthorLewis, James R
TitleLegitimating new religions [electronic resource] / James R. Lewis
Imprint New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2003
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Descript viii, 272 p. : ill. ; 24 cm

CONTENT

Religious experience and the origins of religion -- Native American prophet religions -- Jesus in India and the forging of tradition -- Science, technology, and the Space Brothers -- Anton Lavey, the Satanic Bible, and the Satanist tradition -- Heaven's Gate and the legitimation of suicide -- The authority of the long ago and the far away -- Atrocity tales as a delegitimation strategy -- Religious insanity -- The cult stereotype as an ideological resource -- Scholarship and the delegitimation of religion


Cults -- Psychology Psychology Religious Authority -- Religious aspects Electronic books.



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