Sects & Stats - Overturning the Conventional Wisdom about Cult Members - James R. Lewis

Sects & Stats - Overturning the Conventional Wisdom about Cult Members - James R. Lewis

Are Meaningful Generalizations about New Religious Movement Members Still Possible?

Sects & Stats - Overturning the Conventional Wisdom about Cult Members - James R. Lewis

James R. Lewis [+-]
Wuhan University
James R. Lewis is Professor of Philosophy in the School of Philosophy at Wuhan University. He is well-published in the field of new religious movements. His publications and edited volumes include The Oxford Handbook of New Religious Movements, Controversial New Religions (with Jesper Petersen), Scientology, Children of Jesus and Mary (with Nicholas Levine), and, most recently, Violence and New Religious Movements.

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This chapter provides a survey of the recent history of New Religious Movement studies and lays out the author's objectives in writing the book. It explains the background, the methodologies employed and the data sources used. It provides an overview of the aims of each chapter.

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Lewis, James. Are Meaningful Generalizations about New Religious Movement Members Still Possible?. Sects & Stats - Overturning the Conventional Wisdom about Cult Members. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 1-6 Nov 2014. ISBN 9781781791080. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=24733. Date accessed: 14 Aug 2020 doi: 10.1558/equinox.24733. Nov 2014

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