The Social Dimensions of Sectarianism: Sects and New Religious Movements in Contemporary Society

Paperback | February 1, 1981

byBryan R. Wilson

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In this wide-ranging collection Bryan Wilson explores the complex relationships between religious sects and contemporary Western society. He examines the controversial social, political, and religious issues that arise as sects seek to pursue a way of life at variance with that of otherpeople, and which at times brings them into conflict with outsiders or with the state.

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In this wide-ranging collection Bryan Wilson explores the complex relationships between religious sects and contemporary Western society. He examines the controversial social, political, and religious issues that arise as sects seek to pursue a way of life at variance with that of otherpeople, and which at times brings them into confl...

Bryan R. Wilson is at All Souls College, Oxford.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:312 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.79 inPublished:February 1, 1981Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198278837

ISBN - 13:9780198278832

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`No reader can fail to find in this book ... the fruits of sustained scholarship. Students of contemporary religion are deeply indebted to Wilson for the clarity of his insights and for the quiet elegance of so many well-wrought essays. Thanks are also due to the publisher for recognizingthat not a few of these essays have achieved the status of classics in their field and therefore deserve the widest possible diffusion.'Heythrop Journal