CHRISTIAN BOOK STORE
QUICK MENU

Home
  • All Products
   • Books
     • Church History - General Church History


 » American Religious History
 » Awakenings and Revivals
 » Church History Surveys
 » Early Church History
 » Evangelicalism
 » General Church History
 » Medieval Studies
 » Movements and Traditions
 » Post-Apostolic and Patristic Studies
 » Puritan Studies
 » Reference Works
 » Reformation Studies
 » Sets
 » Spiritual/Mystical Writings

Bible Resources
•  Bible Study Aids
•  Bible Devotionals
•  Audio Sermons
Community
•  ChristiansUnite Blogs
•  Christian Forums
•  Facebook Apps
Web Search
•  Christian Family Sites
•  Top Christian Sites
•  Christian RSS Feeds
Family Life
•  Christian Finance
•  ChristiansUnite KIDS
Shop
•  Christian Magazines
•  Christian Book Store
Read
•  Christian News
•  Christian Columns
•  Christian Song Lyrics
•  Christian Mailing Lists
Connect
•  Christian Singles
•  Christian Classifieds
Graphics
•  Free Christian Clipart
•  Christian Wallpaper
Fun Stuff
•  Clean Christian Jokes
•  Bible Trivia Quiz
•  Online Video Games
•  Bible Crosswords
Webmasters
•  Christian Guestbooks
•  Banner Exchange
•  Dynamic Content

Subscribe to our Free Newsletter.
Enter your email address:

Church History
 You're here » Christian Books Index » Books » Church History » Mystics and Messiahs: Cults and New Religions in American History
SEARCH:  
Browse:

Mystics and Messiahs: Cults and New Religions in American History

Author: Philip Jenkins
Retail Price: $68.75
Our Price: $68.75
Save: 0.00 (0.00%)

Availability: In Stock


       Are religious fringe movements a recent phenomenon in American history? Are widespread fears of mass sucides, sexual abuse, and brainwashing in cults justified? Do marginalized religious groups play any positive role in American spiritual life? Do the panics over such groups follow any discernible pattern? Phillip Jenkins gives fascinating--and surprising--answers to these and many other questions in Mystics and Messiahs, the first full account of cults and anti-cult scares in the course of American history.

Jenkins shows that, contrary to popular belief, cults were by no means an invention of the 1960s. In fact, most of the frightening images and stereotypes surrounding fringe religious movements are traceable to the mid-nineteenth century when Mormons, Freemasons, and even Catholics were vehemently denounced for supposed ritualistic violence, fraud, and sexual depravity.

Jenkins provides an insightful new analysis of why cults arouse such fear and hatred both in the secular world and in mainstream churches, many of which--Baptists, Quakers, Pentecostals, and Methodists--were themselves originally regarded as cults. Most importanlty, Jenkins argues that an accurate historical perspective is urgently needed if we are to avoid the kind of catastrophic confrontation that occurred in Waco or the ruinous prosecution of imagined Satanic cults in the 1980s.


Similar Items you may enjoy!

The Challenge of the Cults and New Religions: The Essential Guide to Their History, Their Doctrine, and Our Response - eBook
Author: Ron Rhodes
Our Price: $22.99

World Religions and Cults, Volume 2: Moralistic, Mythical and Mysticism Religions
Author: Bodie Hodge and Roger Patterson
Our Price: $12.89

Religions A to Z: A Guide to 100 Religions, Cults, and Sects
Author: James Beverley
Our Price: $11.69

World Religions and Cults Volume 2: Moralistic, Mythical and Mysticism Religions - PDF Download [Download]
Author: Bodie Hodge and Roger Patterson
Our Price: $6.99
Like This Page?





More From ChristiansUnite...    About Us | Privacy Policy | | ChristiansUnite.com Site Map | Statement of Beliefs



Copyright © 1999-2019 ChristiansUnite.com. All rights reserved.
Please send your questions, comments, or bug reports to the