Another Gospel: Cults, Alternative Religions, and the New Age Movement
HarperCollins Christian Publishing, 2004 - 462 من الصفحات
A comprehensive survey of major alternative religions in the United States, including new groups since the 1960s.
Crystals, shamans, guided imagery, healing meditation--why have these New Age practices been so eagerly accepted by so many North Americans? Why were Mormonism, Christian Science, and Baha'i so warmly welcomed before them?
Another Gospel explains how these and other alternative religious movements appear to meet people's spiritual needs. As a professor in church history, women's studies, and alternative religions, Ruth Tucker deftly illuminates the personalities whose alleged revelations spawned historical heresies in all the major cults in the United States. Another Gospel:
Appendices describe lesser-known cults, such as Swedenborgianism and Rosicrucianism, and provide cults' statements of belief for the benefit of those seeking to understand the various fringe beliefs they may encounter.
THE LEGACY OF JOSEPH SMITH
A RELIGION OF PROTEST
A DENIAL OF THE MATERIAL WORLD
HEALTH AND HAPPINESS
DENYING THE DEITY
EVANGELISM AND SEX PERVERSION
PROCLAIMING A NEW MESSIAH
A PEACE AND UNITY MOVEMENT OUT OF ISLAM
THE OCCULT MADE