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Encyclopedic Dictionary of Cults, Sects, and World Religions

Alvin J. Schmidt

Paperback 2006-08-01

This comprehensive reference work provides up-to-date, reliable information on the history and beliefs of virtually every form of religion active today - from major world faiths to obscure sects. A balanced, fully Christian, one-stop resource!

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Up-to-date, well-documented, comprehensive coverage of cults, sects, and world religions, from the historical to the contemporary INCLUDES- Well-known groups and world religions, such as Jehovah's Witnesses, Mormons, Islam, and Baha'i- Groups with a significant North American influence, including Santeria, Rastafarians, Haitian Voodo, white supremacy groups, Wicca, and Satanism REVISED, UPDATED, AND EXPANDED TO INCLUDE NEW ENTRIES AND NEW INFORMATION- Updated information on Islam and its global impact- New entries: the Branch Davidians, Native American religions, Heaven's Gate, Aum Supreme Truth, the Boston Movement, the Masonic Lodge, and many others- Developments in the world of cults and the occult Encyclopedic Dictionary of Cults, Sects, and World Religions is arguably the most significant reference book on the subject to be published. Formerly titled Dictionary of Cults, Sects, Religions, and the Occult, it provides reliable information on the history and beliefs of nearly every

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This comprehensive reference work provides up-to-date, reliable information on the history and beliefs of virtually every form of religion active today - from major world faiths to obscure sects. A balanced, fully Christian, one-stop resource!

Publisher Description

Up-to-date, well-documented, comprehensive coverage of cults, sects, and world religions, from the historical to the contemporary INCLUDES- Well-known groups and world religions, such as Jehovah's Witnesses, Mormons, Islam, and Baha'i- Groups with a significant North American influence, including Santeria, Rastafarians, Haitian Voodo, white supremacy groups, Wicca, and Satanism REVISED, UPDATED, AND EXPANDED TO INCLUDE NEW ENTRIES AND NEW INFORMATION- Updated information on Islam and its global impact- New entries: the Branch Davidians, Native American religions, Heaven's Gate, Aum Supreme Truth, the Boston Movement, the Masonic Lodge, and many others- Developments in the world of cults and the occult Encyclopedic Dictionary of Cults, Sects, and World Religions is arguably the most significant reference book on the subject to be published. Formerly titled Dictionary of Cults, Sects, Religions, and the Occult, it provides reliable information on the history and beliefs of nearly every

Koorong Code241897
ISBN0310239540
EAN9780310239543
Pages544
DepartmentAcademic
CategoryWorld Religions
PublisherZondervan
Publication DateAug 2006
Dimensions33 x 185 x 230mm
Weight0.740kg