New Religious Movements in the United States and Canada: A Critical Assessment and Annotated…

Hardcover | November 1, 1985

byDiane Choquette

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:235 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:November 1, 1985Publisher:GREENWOOD PRESS INC.

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?This annotated bibliography focuses on new or alternative religious movements that originated or experienced renewed growth during the 1960s and 1970s in the U.S. and Canada. The term new religious movement is used interchangeably with cult in a nonpejorative manner. The scope includes works about traditional Eastern religions and their variations, neo-pagan and related groups, New Age communes, the Human Potential Movement, spiritualist/UFO, and occult/initiatory groups, as well as unusual variations of Christianity such as the Jesus People, Unification Church, and Peoples Temple. Related issues such as religious liberty, deprogramming, and brainwashing conversion are also covered.... Arranged by broad category of work, the bibliography has sections on reference items, various types of scholarly studies, and popular works, such as personal accounts. Larger sections are subdivided by type of work or subject.... The author/title index and subject index to terms, movements, groups, and names are well designed and thorough. Each entry contains complete bibliographic information and a one-paragraph annotation that is both descriptive and evaluative.... Choquette's bibliography provides an outstanding overview of the literature about new religious movements for libraries of all types.?-Reference Books Bulletin