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  • The New Religious Movement Of Scientology

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    Throughout history, all religions have had their beginning. Religion itself has the ability to influence and shape its followers and the world. Whether religions stem from an established religion or a new religion, both are defined as new religious movements (NRMs). These new religious movements can take a scientific approach to religion, such as Scientology, referred to as a “client cult” where services are provided or branch off from an established religion like Christianity as did Mormonism

  • Assess the Sociological Explanations for the Growth of New Religious Movements.

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    sociological explanations for the growth of new religious movements. By: Amy Rashid Over the years, there has been a growth of new religious movements in the society. This growth can be explained in terms of why people chose to join the movements or in terms of wider social changes. Hence, in this essay, I shall discuss several sociological explanations for this occurrence. Firstly, Steve Bruce (1995, 1996) attributes the development of a range of religious institutions, including sects and cults

  • Characteristics Of Cult Classification Of The Family

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    many characteristics that classify it as a cult rather than any other new religious movement, and it will hold that classification unless it undergoes some serious structural changes. By looking at this group through the lenses of different theories pertaining to cult classification, I am confident in saying that this group meets enough qualifications to put it into the ‘cult’ grouping. The Family is a new religious movement that I am defining as a cult. It hits on all the qualifications concerning

  • The Second Great Awakening And The Second Great Awakening

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    Era, the Second Great Awakening grew immensely in popularity in the United States. This return to religion brought along not only religious zeal but also the urge to achieve reform in various areas of American life. The religious revivals that took place during this movement had a major effect on the culture of the United States. This is so because it caused many new religions to branch off of Protestantism. Baptists, Methodists, and Congregationalists are a few of the many examples of these emergent

  • Essay about Inherit the Wind

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    Inherit the Wind is about a 24-year-old teacher named Bertram T. Cates, who is arrested for teaching Darwin's Theory of Evolution to his junior high-class. Some high-profile Hillsboro town’s people press charges and have Cates arrested for teaching evolutionism in a stringent Christian town. A famous lawyer named Henry Drummond defends him; while a fundamentalist politician Matthew Harrison Brady prosecutes. The story takes place in Hillsboro, which is a small town in Tennessee. Cates is merely trying

  • Religion: Christian Science

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    globalization. This paper is important because globalization features a dominant worldview. All throughout the world people believe, study and teach different types of religious movements that impact others. People need to better understand how certain religions modify, conflict with, and impact the world. First, it will discuss

  • Analysis Of The Film 'Waco-Rules Of Engagement'

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    A cult, a term widely utilized within popular culture and American society to describe contemporary, arguably, religious groups has garnered an extremely negative stigma. These media portrayed, ‘dangerous’ groups have over time been accumulating and growing amongst other religions. It is definite that though, historically, these ‘cults’ have been victims of marginalization, invalidation of their beliefs and media/government harassment, many of these organizations are minimally nothing of the demonized

  • Sociology Essay On Cult

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    There is no universally agreed definition of the word ‘cult’, it is only rarely used as a self-description and does not refer to any particular belief system. Since the 1920s, the word ‘cult’ has most commonly been used to designate a minority religious group whose beliefs and practices an outside observer views as dangerous or strange. There are different varieties of cults, the Moonies, the Children of God, Eckankar, the Hare Krishna, and Scientology are a few. Basically, there are two main types

  • A Peaceful New Religion Movement

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    909 Found dead in Jonestown,Guyana South America from Kool aid flavored cyanide, screams headline news November, 18 1979.What seems to be a peaceful New religion movement started in California for People in search for Hope and relief in Desperate Times from the Social inequalities, Unjust Killing, poverty ,and despair during the late seventies to early eighties.In the beginning people promise utopia “a perfect society” tens to hundreds of single mothers ,blacks, homosexuals and families all alike

  • Cults And Its Effects On Society

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    life; instead, priest will promote self-respecting boundaries for couples in and out marriages. Usually in terror groups, the priest controls all sexual activity among individuals and frequently demands members to use his or her sexual appeal to lure new recruits. This method of recruitment often leads marriages to end. Correlating with normal characteristic presented in a group, it is imperative to take a carful look at the movement’s leader and examine if he or she presents good leadership qualities