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Title Cults / Roman Espejo, book editor.

Publication Info. Detroit : Greenhaven Press, [2013]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Bureau Valley Jr/Sr HS Stacks - BVHG-8  200 CUL    AVAILABLE
 Freeport PL Teen Area - FPLY-13  TEEN 291.9 CUL    AVAILABLE
 Joliet Twp HS SD 204 - West Campus Adult Non-Fiction - JWHB-1  291.9 OPPOSING VIEWPOINTS    AVAILABLE
 Meridian CUSD 223 - Stillman Valley HS Adult Non Fiction - SP2Y-14  209 CUL    AVAILABLE
Description 218 pages ; 23 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Opposing viewpoints
Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents ch. 1. What are cults? -- Cults are harmful and extreme religious groups / Jayanti Tamm -- The term cult is misused for new religious movements / Douglas E. Cowan and David G. Bromley -- Cults and religions have important differences / H. Stephen Shoemaker -- Cults and religions have similarities / Brad Hirschfield -- Mormonism and cults have similarities / Christopher Hitchens -- It does not matter if Mormonism is a cult / Michael Riley -- Scientology is a dangerous cult / Amy Scobee, as told to Mike Hess -- Scientology is more than just a cult / Janet Reitman --
ch. 2. Are cults a serious threat? -- Cults are prone to crime and violence / Tom O'Connor -- The threat of cults is exaggerated / Bruce A. Robinson -- Cults are a serious threat in Japan / Leo Lewis -- Some cults are sexually abusive / Celeste Jones, Kristina Jones, and Juliana Buhring -- Polygamist cults threaten women and girls / Carolyn Jessop, as told to Luiza Ch. Savage -- The practice of polygamy is defensible / Jacob Hodgen --
ch. 3. Why do people join cults? -- Cults brainwash their members / Michael Haag -- Cults do not brainwash their members / Bruce A. Robinson -- Psychological traits can influence people to join cults / Frank MacHovec -- People join cults for a variety of reasons / Robin Jackson --
ch. 4. How can cult members be helped? -- Ex-cult members can be deprogrammed / Rick Alan Ross -- Some cult deprogrammers are as harmful as cults / Dominic Streatfeild -- Some ex-cult members maintain healthy connections with their former cults / Gina Catena -- Children should not be returned to their parents in cults / Flora Jessop and Paul T. Brown -- Organizations to contact.
Summary This volume explores the topics relating to cults, usually referring to a new religious movement or other group whose beliefs or practices are considered non-traditional or unorthodox, by presenting varied expert opinions that examine many of the different aspects that comprise these issues. The viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected and often hard-to-find sources and publications. Allows the reader to attain the higher-level critical thinking and reading skills that are essential in a culture of diverse and contradictory opinions.
Subject Cults.
Added Author Espejo, Roman, 1977-
ISBN 9780737739947 hardcover
0737739940 hardcover
9780737739954 paperback
0737739959 paperback

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