By James R. Lewis, Jesper Aa. Petersen
This booklet enhances Lewis's xford instruction manual of recent non secular activities. the previous presents an outline of the country of the sector. This quantity collects papers on these particular New spiritual hobbies (NRMs) that experience generated the main scholarly awareness. With few exceptions, those corporations also are the arguable teams that experience attracted the eye of the mass media, actually because they've been fascinated about, or accused of, violent or anti-social actions. one of the hobbies to be profiled are such teams because the department Davidians, Heaven's Gate, Aum Shinrikyo, sun Temple, Scientology, Falun Gong and lots of extra. The e-book will functionality as a reference for students, as a textual content for classes in NRMs, and also will entice non-specialists together with newshounds, legislations enforcement, public coverage makers, and others.
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29 This is not an option, but rather the new Family vision. Considerable resources have been poured into developing quality educational materials for new converts. And Family disciples are strongly encouraged to settle down in one place, focus their evangelistic efforts, work at developing what are essentially congregations that will be directly related to local disciple homes, and look after those disciples as spiritual mentors, guides, and pastors. Analyzing the motivations for signiﬁcant shifts in movements like the Family is no easy task.
Melton, J. Gordon. 1994. ” In Sex, Slander, and Salvation: Investigation of the Family/Children of God, edited by James R. Lewis and J. Gordon Melton, 71–96. : Center for American Publication. Millikan, David. 1994. ” In Sex, Slander, and Salvation: Investigation of the Family/Children of God, edited by James R. Lewis and J. Gordon Melton, 181–252. : Center for American Publication. Palmer, Susan. 1994. ” In Sex, Slander, and Salvation: Investigation of the Family/Children of God, edited by James R.
Therefore, it is not only acceptable but also a Christian duty to meet the need of a brother or sister. The second premise ﬂows out of the special nature of the time and the people. Father David taught the disciples that the close of the age required new and innovative understandings of God’s purposes and his will. As well, the Children were God’s chosen End Time Army, and as such had received a special dispensation, freeing them from some of the legal and ethical constraints that are normative to the less committed Christian community still operating in the System.
Controversial New Religions by James R. Lewis, Jesper Aa. Petersen