Children in Minority Religions - Growing Up in Controversial Religious Groups - Liselotte Frisk†

Children in Minority Religions - Growing Up in Controversial Religious Groups - Liselotte Frisk†

7. ”I have lived all my life in a reality that doesn’t exist”: Perspectives from Ex-members Raised in Controversial Minority Religions

Children in Minority Religions - Growing Up in Controversial Religious Groups - Liselotte Frisk†

Liselotte Frisk† [+-]
Dalarna University, Sweden
Liselotte Frisk, who died in 2021, was a professor in Religious Studies at Dalarna University, Sweden.

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This chapter discusses the experiences of ex-members from different perspectives. Some research indicates that a substantial minority of former members experience significant adjustment and psychological difficulties in connection with leaving an intensive religious group. This paper investigates the possible harm that an upbringing in a minority religion may cause, in terms of existing research and the narratives from ex-member interviews. The chapter also discusses different explanations for the very different narratives of childhoods in these groups.

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Frisk, Liselotte. 7. ”I have lived all my life in a reality that doesn’t exist”: Perspectives from Ex-members Raised in Controversial Minority Religions. Children in Minority Religions - Growing Up in Controversial Religious Groups. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 171-207 Feb 2018. ISBN 9781781794203. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=32374. Date accessed: 19 Jul 2024 doi: 10.1558/equinox.32374. Feb 2018

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