Involvement in a New Religious Movement: From Discovery to Disenchantment

  title={Involvement in a New Religious Movement: From Discovery to Disenchantment},
  author={J. Healy},
  journal={Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health},
  pages={2 - 21}
  • J. Healy
  • Published 11 February 2011
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health
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