Central Adult Nonfiction
Dec 28, 2018
Each title in the highly acclaimed Opposing Viewpoints series explores a specific issue by placing expert opinions in a unique pro/con format; the viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected and often hard-to-find publications.; This title explores what are cults, whether cults are a serious threat, why people join cults, and how cult members can be helped.; "Each volume in the Opposing Viewpoints Series could serve as a model…not only providing access to a wide diversity of opinions, but also stimulating readers to do further research for group discussion and individual interest. Both shrill and moderate, th
218 pages ; 23.
9780737739947 (hardcover), 0737739940 (hardcover), 9780737739954 (pbk.), 0737739959 (pbk.)
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
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APA Citation (style guide)
Espejo, R. (2013). Cults. Detroit: Greenhaven Press.Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)
Espejo, Roman, 1977-. 2013. Cults. Detroit: Greenhaven Press.Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)
Espejo, Roman, 1977-, Cults. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2013.MLA Citation (style guide)
Espejo, Roman. Cults. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2013. Print.
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|505||0||0|||g ch. 1. |t What are cults? |t Cults are harmful and extreme religious groups / |r Jayanti Tamm -- |t The term cult is misused for new religious movements / |r Douglas E. Cowan and David G. Bromley -- |t Cults and religions have important differences / |r H. Stephen Shoemaker -- |t Cults and religions have similarities / |r Brad Hirschfield -- |t Mormonism and cults have similarities / |r Christopher Hitchens -- |t It does not matter if Mormonism is a cult / |r Michael Riley -- |t Scientology is a dangerous cult / |r Amy Scobee, as told to Mike Hess -- |t Scientology is more than just a cult / |r Janet Reitman --|
|505||0||0|||g ch. 2. |t Are cults a serious threat? |t Cults are prone to crime and violence / |r Tom O'Connor -- |t The threat of cults is exaggerated / |r Bruce A. Robinson -- |t Cults are a serious threat in Japan / |r Leo Lewis -- |t Some cults are sexually abusive / |r Celeste Jones, Kristina Jones, and Juliana Buhring -- |t Polygamist cults threaten women and girls / |r Carolyn Jessop, as told to Luiza Ch. Savage -- |t The practice of polygamy is defensible / |r Jacob Hodgen --|
|505||0||0|||g ch. 3. |t Why do people join cults? |t Cults brainwash their members / |r Michael Haag -- |t Cults do not brainwash their members / |r Bruce A. Robinson -- |t Psychological traits can influence people to join cults / |r Frank MacHovec -- |t People join cults for a variety of reasons / |r Robin Jackson --|
|505||0||0|||g ch. 4. |t How can cult members be helped? |t Ex-cult members can be deprogrammed / |r Rick Alan Ross -- |t Some cult deprogrammers are as harmful as cults / |r Dominic Streatfeild -- |t Some ex-cult members maintain healthy connections with their former cults / |r Gina Catena -- |t Children should not be returned to their parents in cults / |r Flora Jessop and Paul T. Brown -- |g Organizations to contact.|
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