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

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Personal Accounts

575. Allen Steve. Beloved Son: A Story of the Jesus Cults. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1982.

In an attempt to understand his son's joining the Love Israel Family (also called Church of Armageddon), a famous entertainer discusses a number of communal cults.

576. Belfrage Sally. Flowers of Emptiness: Reflections on an Ashram. New York: Dial Press, 1981.

A good-natured woman visits Rajneesh's controversial ashram in Poona, India, with two friends. Her sometimes humorous and sometimes seriously questioning approach provokes thought.

577. Bharti Ma Satya. Death Comes Dancing: Celebrating Life with Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh. Boston: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1981.

Autobiography by a disciple of Rajneesh, describing the transformation of a personality under the teacher's guidance. Valuable for anyone wanting to understand Rajneesh followers, many of whom now live in Oregon with Rajneesh, and what they do.

578. Brogan Frankie Fonde. The Snare of the Fowler. Lincoln, Va.: Chosen Books of the Zondervan Corporation, 1982.

Brogan tells the story of her family's reactions to her son's brief involvement with the Children of God. One of the more thoughtful and compassionate works of this genre.

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  • Recent Titles in Bibliographies and Indexes in Religious Studies ii
  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Preface vii
  • Introduction 3
  • Reference Works 19
  • Cultural Background of New Religious Movements 30
  • Interdisciplinary Collected Essays 34
  • Historical Studies 38
  • Sociological and Anthropological Studies 46
  • Psychological and Psychiatric Studies 99
  • Theological and Religious Studies 122
  • Legal Studies 137
  • Personal Accounts 148
  • Popular Studies 154
  • New Religious Movements and the Spiritualization of Knowledge 171
  • Appendix: Selected New Religious Movements Publishers 181
  • Author and Title Index 187
  • Subject Index 219
  • About the Compiler 237
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