Comprehending Cults: The Sociology of New Religious Movements

comprehending cultsTitle: Comprehending Cults: The Sociology of New Religious Movements

Author: Lorne L Dawson

ISBN: 0195411544


An excellent easy-to-read text about New Religious Movements, notable for the 125 page discussion in Chapter Four: “Are Converts to new Religious Movements ‘Brainwashed’? which contains a 12-point critique of  the concept of brainwashing’.

The rest of the book is well worth the effort for Scientology-watchers, as it provides background information about general features of New Religious Movements.