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This edition: New Religious Movements

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Episode Details

Applies sociological methodology to establish a neutral ground for understanding sect and cult formation. The lesson further investigates emerging religious institutions such as the Ramtha School of Enlightenment and Diana's Grove. Topics of discussion include the "cultic impulse", and outlines the many profiles of religious organizations, including church, denomination, sect, and cult. Students explore the impact of secularization of established religious institutions.