Cults, converts, and charisma

the sociology of new religious movements by Robbins, Thomas

Publisher: Sage Publications in London, Newbury Park [Calif.]

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  • Religion and sociology,
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StatementThomas Robbins.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBL60 .R57 1988
The Physical Object
Pagination252 p. ;
Number of Pages252
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2064275M
ISBN 100803981589, 0803981597
LC Control Number88060380

  A new book argues that, politically, messianic movements were often light-years ahead of their time. Jim Jones was a visionary with stunning charisma, nearly boundless energy, and the. Read this book on Questia. Read the full-text online edition of The Cult Experience (). Home and he uses these insights to discuss three basic aspects of the cult experience: conversion, commitment to, and identification with various units. Cult Leaders, Charisma, and True Believers. (Photo by Christian Wiediger on Unsplash) In a very disturbing move, Amazon has removed the books of Dr. Joseph Nicolosi, the psychologist whom critics have dubbed "the father of conversion therapy.". In other words, for claiming that sexual orientation is not innate and immutable, and for claiming that change is possible, Dr. Nicolosi's books must be banned. ARCHIVES DE SCIENCES SOCIALES DES RELIGIONS MOORE Laurence) Religious Outsiders and the Making of America New York Oxford University Press NEEDLEMAN Jacob) BAKER George) eds Understanding the New Re ligions New York Seabury Press ROBBINS Thomas) Cults Converts and Charisma The Sociology of New Religious Movements Beverly Hills Sage Publications .

Manson was the charismatic leader of a doomsday cult (which the media would eventually dub "The Family") with more than members near Los Angeles, Calif. He spent most of his youth on the streets and in and out of prison. At one institution, Manson was described as "a very emotionally upset youth who is definitely in need of some psychiatric orientation.". Charismatic groups are similar to cults in the previous sense, but they're not all dangerous — you could say a dangerous cult is a charismatic group gone bad. Note that it's perfectly possible for any single group to fit more than one or even all of these definitions. note As long as it's a religious group worshipping a given figure, it goes. The Psychology of Prophetic Charisma New Approaches to Understanding Joseph Smith and the Development of Charismatic Leadership. Book Reviews - The Knowledge Illusion: Why We Never Think Alone. Pink Slip! Cult Conversion Deprogramming and the Triune Brain. Lorne L. Dawson, ‘Who Joins New Religions and Why: Twenty Years of Research and What Have We Learned?’, in Dawson (ed.), Cults and New Religions: A Reader (Blackwell, ), pp. – John Lofland and Normon Skonovd, ‘Conversion Motifs’, Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, , 20, 4, – Price: $

  And this becomes heresy.‖—Dr. Francis Schaeffer, The New Superspirituality, p. , Vol. 3, Crossway Books • ―Cults are the unpaid bills of the Church.‖ Dr. Walter Martin 15 Cults & most religions are small but many As of , the top 10 world religions have included % of the world‘s population1.

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The book concludes converts a comprehensive bibliography. This text will be essential reading for students and researchers in the sociology of religion and in religious studies. Cults, Converts and Charisma is a university edition of the author's trend report in Current Sociology Volume Price: $   The book concludes with a comprehensive bibliography.

This text will be essential reading for students and researchers in the sociology of religion and in religious studies. Cults, Converts and Charisma is a university and charisma book of the author's trend report in Current Sociology Volume Cited by: Cults, converts, and charisma: the sociology of new religious movements.

[Thomas Robbins] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search Book: All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Robbins. Find more information about: ISBN: OCLC Number. Intended for converts professionals.

MENU. Search Browse; ResourcesAuthor: Gary D. Bouma. As Cults way of understanding such perplexing events, many have seen those who join cults as needy, lost souls, unable to think for themselves.

This book, a compelling look at the cult phenomenon written for a w Heaven's Gate, a secretive group of celibate "monks" awaiting pickup by a UFO, captured intense public attention in when its members /5. This book illuminates the remarkable resilience of South Asian Sufi saints and their cults in the face of radical economic and political dislocations and breaks new ground in current research.

It addresses the most recent debates on the encounter between Islam and modernity and presents important new comparative ethnographic material. DOI link for Embodying Charisma.

Embodying Charisma book. Modernity, Locality and the Performance of Emotion in Sufi Cults. Embodying Charisma. DOI link for Embodying Charisma. (Meyerhoff ). In the Kalanga cult of the high god of Mwali, the ‘hot’ ash of the old year is rubbed on the back of a female klipspringer buck, which is.

Must-Read Books About Life in Cults and Oppressive Religious Sects Elizabeth Allen As you may have realized from my last piece, I love to settle down with a piping hot cup of coffee, snuggle into some fuzzy blankets and proceed to be stricken blind with white hot rage and righteous indignation.

Buy Cults, Converts and Charisma: Sociology of Cults Religious Movements by Robbins, Thomas (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Len Oakes, Prophetic Charisma: The Psychology of Revolutionary Religious Personalities (Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, ); Lorne L.

Dawson, “Crises in Charismatic Legitimacy and Violent Behaviour in New Religious Movements,” in David G. Bromley and J. Gordon Melton, eds., Cults, Religion, and Violence (Cambridge: Cambridge. Religious power assumes converts different forms, often regarded as unique and unrelated. Religion in Context, however, argues that these apparently contradictory experiences are part of a web of mutually sustaining elements.3/5(9).

This is analogous to the concept of destructive cults. "Destructive cults exhibit an excessive dedication to some person, idea, or thing and employ unethically manipulative techniques of persuasion and control designed to advance the goals of the group leaders and ideology, to the actual or possible detriment of members, their families, or the community," states Bates College's Multifaith.

research on cults, Blythe Horman was a superb fact-checker and bibliographer, while in the ear-lier stages of the book John Borneman and Nikhil Singh did considerable work on collecting Nazi material. I am grateful to them all not only for their efforts, but for their ideas; and to the Clark and Milton funds for their support of my research.

Lorne L. Dawson, ‘Who Joins New Religions and Why: Twenty Years of Research and What Have We Learned?’, in Dawson (ed.), Cults and New Religions: A Reader (Blackwell, ), pp. – John Lofland and Normon Skonovd, ‘Conversion Motifs’, Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion,20, 4, – writing a book about pilgrimage in Japan.

Thomas Robbins received his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of North Carolina in He is the author of Cults, Converts, and Charisma (Sage, ) and of numerous articles, essays, and reviews in social science and religious studies journals.

He is coeditor of six collections of origi. writing a book about pilgrimage in Japan. Thomas Robbins received his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of North Carolina in He is the author of Cults, Converts, and Charisma. Cults, Converts and Charisma: The Sociology of New Religious Movements - GOOD.

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Seller Rating: % positive. Cults: Faith, Healing and Coercion is a non-fiction book on cults and coercive persuasion, written by Marc Galanter (MD).The book was published in hardcover format in by Oxford University Press, and again in hardcover in in a second edition second edition was reprinted by Oxford University Press, in March   Jerrold Post and Stephanie Doucette’s book Dangerous Charisma: The Political Psychology of Donald Trump and His Followers () is related to the social perspective of Erikson, Lifton, Lee, and.

Criminology and psychology researcher Joe Navarro has dedicated his life to understanding the twisted charisma of cults and cult leaders.

Here, we've outlined his list of 50 traits common to cult leaders that help them dominate the lives of others. They would later decide that they were "The Two" mentioned in the Book of Revelation and that.

Lofland published his findings in as a doctoral thesis entitled: "The World Savers: A Field Study of Cult Processes", and in in book form by Prentice-Hall as Doomsday Cult: A Study of Conversion, Proselytization and Maintenance of Faith.

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John G. Clark, Jr., is a Harvard psychiatry professor and the co-founder of a non-profit group which treats former members and their families. Rather than position charisma and cult-like leadership as intrinsic to specific leaders, it is better understood as a classification technique and rhetorical strategy to explain the behavior of a leader and especially his or her followers—either political supporters or religious adherents depending on.

I feel that he rather jumped the gun by reviewing the title without first seeing the book. His article is a critique of words used in the title and pre-release promotion. He takes exception to the words “cult” and “brainwashing” and adds his views about charisma (which is not discussed in Hassan’s text, but is a fascinating topic).

The continued vitality of Sufism as a living embodied postcolonial reality challenges the argument that Sufism has 'died' in recent times. Throughout India and Bangladesh, Sufi shrines exist in both the rural and urban areas, from the remotest wilderness to the modern Asian city, lying opposite banks and skyscrapers.

This book illuminates the remarkable resilience of South Asian Sufi saints 2/5(1). Love bombing is a term used to describe the effort cults initially make with potential converts by making a strong emotional connection with them. He also has a blog on Charisma.

seek to understand why “cults” emerge and how they proliferate, as we explore processes of recruitment, conversion, and charisma. We will also examine conflicts of these movements with established churches, anti-cult organizations, and the state. REQUIREMENTS Students must complete course readings before the assigned date.

Due to the. How Cults Manipulate People. Many people now agree that cults frequently psychologically manipulate their membership to ensure conformity and control.

Steve Hassan's excellent book "Combating Cult Mind-Control" is a great starting point. The following points come from numerous sources. Robbins Cults, Converts and Charisma Shupe & Bromley The New Vigilantes: Deprogrammers, Anticultists and the New Religions Wright & Piper “Families and Cults: Familial Factors Related to Youth Leaving or Remaining in Deviant Religious Groups”.

In book: Sects, Cults, and New Religions, Volume 1 (pp) Lamont () ‘Charisma and the Production of Messages on Tanna The core articles deal with such central issues as conversion.The methods cults use to win converts are moral deception, aggressive proselytizing, and Scripture twisting.

By moral deception I mean cults use Christian terminology to win converts. For example, New Agers use the term born again to support reincarnation. Mormons use terms like the Trinity.Get this from a library! Religion in context: cults and charisma. [I M Lewis] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help.

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