New Religious Movements and Religious Liberty in America

New Religious Movements and Religious Liberty in America

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New nontraditional religious movements are the most likely groups to offend mainstream culture and the least likely to have representatives in government to ensure that their liberty is protected. These new religious movements are sometimes ostracized and subject to various forms of discrimination. As America becomes increasingly pluralistic, with more and more groups contributing to the nation's religious mosaic, new religious movements may well play an increasing role in the course of religious liberty in America, just as groups such as the Jehovah's Witnesses did formerly. This book explores the problems and possibilities posed by new religious movements for religious liberty in America.... and Wicca, some preliminary attention needs to be given to the theoretical perspective employed in this essay. ... This sociological truth seems to have special application when discussing Wicca and Satanism, both of which involve smallanbsp;...

Title:New Religious Movements and Religious Liberty in America
Author:Derek Davis, Barry Hankins
Publisher:Baylor University Press - 2003


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