“Cults” and “New Religious Movements”

  title={“Cults” and “New Religious Movements”},
  author={Eugene V. Gallagher},
  journal={History of Religions},
  pages={205 - 220}
ç 2007 by The University of Chicago Press. All rights reserved. 0018-2710/2007/470203-0005$10.00 As descriptive and analytical categories, both “cult” and “new religious movement” are inherently comparative. “Cult” is currently the dominant category for popular discussion of certain religious groups, and any new group so classified is frequently compared to a standard array of examples presumed to exemplify the category. Some psychologists and a very few scholars of religion also use this… 

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