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Contemporary non-Christian & para-Christian cults & sects

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The Formation of Candomble Vodun History and Ritual in Brazil

The Formation of Candomble Vodun History and Ritual in Brazil

Author: Luis Nicolau Pares Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/12/2019

Interweaving three centuries of transatlantic religious and social history with historical and present-day ethnography, Luis Nicolau Pares traces the formation of Candomble, one of the most influential African-derived religious forms in the African diaspora, with practitioners today centered in Brazil but also living in Europe and elsewhere in the Americas. Originally published in Brazil and not available in English, The Formation of Candomble reveals cultural changes that have occurred in religious practices within Africa, as well as those caused by the displacement of enslaved Africans in the Americas. Departing from the common assumption that Candomble originated in the Yoruba orixa (orisha) worship, Pares highlights the critical role of the vodun religious practices in its formation process. Vodun traditions were brought by enslaved Africans of Dahomean origin, known as the Jeje nation in Brazil since the early eighteenth century. The book concludes with Pares's account of present-day Jeje temples in Bahia, which serves as the first written record of the oral traditions and ritual of this particular nation of Candomble.

The Origin and Development of the Pueblo Katsina Cult

The Origin and Development of the Pueblo Katsina Cult

Author: E. Charles Adams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/12/2019

The Kingdom of the Cults Handbook Quick Reference Guide to Alternative Belief Systems

The Kingdom of the Cults Handbook Quick Reference Guide to Alternative Belief Systems

Author: Walter Martin, Jill Martin Rische Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/12/2019

False religions abound in the US and beyond, and Christians need information they can trust. Since the 1960s, The Kingdom of the Cults has been a trustworthy, well-researched resource on this topic for pastors, lay leaders, and other Christians. The Kingdom of the Cults Handbook takes that same, reliable information and pares it down into a more concise and simplified format. It's perfect for everyone from Christian teachers and ministry leaders to those who just want to better understand the religion of their neighbors. Covering everything from established religions like Islam and Buddhism to shifting trends in Mormonism, Scientology, and Wicca, this book will answer your questions and help you understand and communicate the key differences between true Christianity and other belief systems.

The Fire Within The Cult Based on a True Story

The Fire Within The Cult Based on a True Story

Author: Courtnie J Christensen, Angela E Powell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/10/2019

Doomsday Cults A Fatal Attraction

Doomsday Cults A Fatal Attraction

Author: Jonathan Moore Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2019

Race and New Religious Movements in the USA A Documentary Reader

Race and New Religious Movements in the USA A Documentary Reader

Author: Emily Suzanne Clark Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/08/2019

Organized in chronological order of the founding of each movement, this documentary reader brings to life new religious movements from the 18th century to the present. It provides students with the tools to understand questions of race, religion, and American religious history. Movements covered include the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism), the Native American Church, the Moorish Science Temple, the Nation of Islam, and more. The voices included come from both men and women. Each chapter focuses on a different new religious movement and features: - an introduction to the movement, including the context of its founding - two to four primary source documents about or from the movement - suggestions for further reading.

Race and New Religious Movements in the USA A Documentary Reader

Race and New Religious Movements in the USA A Documentary Reader

Author: Emily Suzanne Clark Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/08/2019

Organized in chronological order of the founding of each movement, this documentary reader brings to life new religious movements from the 18th century to the present. It provides students with the tools to understand questions of race, religion, and American religious history. Movements covered include the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism), the Native American Church, the Moorish Science Temple, the Nation of Islam, and more. The voices included come from both men and women. Each chapter focuses on a different new religious movement and features: - an introduction to the movement, including the context of its founding - two to four primary source documents about or from the movement - suggestions for further reading.

The History of Cults From Satanic Sects to the Manson Family

The History of Cults From Satanic Sects to the Manson Family

Author: Robert Schroeder Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/06/2019

In The History of Cults, Robert Schroeder examines movements of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries in a historical and cultural context, tracing their existence back to the earliest days of mankind. Investigating the essence of their continued appeal with reference to the experiences of ex-members, along with profiles of their often enigmatic creators and leaders, he provides a compelling and sometimes disturbing insight into these mysterious organizations, be they modern or ancient. More than 50 cults, movements, cult leaders, sects and religions of the modern and ancient world are explained and explored.

The Kingdom of the Cults The Definitive Work on the Subject

The Kingdom of the Cults The Definitive Work on the Subject

Author: Walter Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/05/2019

In an era of rapid growth of false religions worldwide, Christians need information they can trust. This comprehensive new edition of the leading book on cults will equip you--no matter your background--to understand and use biblical truth to counter false religions, including many that masquerade as mainstream Christianity. Reflecting the developments in cults and world religions in recent years, this edition, updated by expert Jill Martin Rische (daughter of Walter Martin), gives you the authoritative information you need to know. As our culture becomes less and less outwardly Christian, awareness of the belief systems of those around us has never been more vital. Readable and reliable for everyone, whether you're a teacher, a pastor, or a regular church attender, The Kingdom of the Cults remains the go-to reference book on this crucial topic.

A Splinter of the Cross 25 Years in a Cult

A Splinter of the Cross 25 Years in a Cult

Author: Vicki Flynn Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/05/2019