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Cults: history, beliefs, practices

Newcombe, Suzanne (2014). Cults: history, beliefs, practices. In: Muck, Terry C.; Netland, Harold A. and McDermott, Gerald R. eds. Handbook of Religion: A Christian Engagement with Traditions, Teachings, and Practices. Grand Rapids, MI, USA: Baker Academic, pp. 568–572.

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Abstract

There is no universally agreed definition of the word "cult"; it is only rarely used as a self-description and does not refer to any particular belief system. Since the 1920s, the word "cult" has most commonly been used to designate a minority religious group whose beliefs and practices an outside observer deems dangerous or strange.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 2014 The Editors
ISBN: 0-8010-3776-X, 978-0-8010-3776-4
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies > Religious Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 48133
Depositing User: Suzanne Newcombe
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2017 09:11
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2019 08:49
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/48133
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