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Conversion and Retention in Mormonism  

Seth L. Bryant, Henri Gooren, Rick Phillips, and David G. Stewart Jr.

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Apr 2014
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May 2014
This chapter first traces the historical framework of Mormon conversion in the nineteenth-century church forward into the twentieth century. Next the chapter analyzes the reorganization of ... More

Conversion to New Religious Movements  

Douglas E. Cowan

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Apr 2014
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May 2014
This chapter discusses a variety of ways in which affiliation and disaffiliation occur within new religious movements. It explores the brainwashing and deprogramming debates that shaped ... More

Disengagement and Apostasy in New Religious Movements  

Stuart A. Wright

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Apr 2014
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May 2014
This chapter reprises an earlier analysis conducted twenty-five years ago of disengagement and apostasy in new religious movements (NRMs). Since then, there has been an impressive ... More

Millennialism on the Radical Right in America  

Michael Barkun

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Oct 2011
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Jan 2012
Millennialism is a prime philosophical resource pool for the American extreme right. The racial factor being central to the rightist affair and three basic tendencies nourish it: Christian ... More

Women in New Religious Movements  

Susan J. Palmer

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Jul 2008
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Sep 2009
Observers have often noted that new religious movements (NRMs) sometimes experiment with gender roles. The position of women in certain new religions has also been a focus of concern for ... More

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