Social Dimensions of Sectarianism
Sects and New Religious Movements in Contemporary Society
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Publisher: Oxford University Press
Number of Pages: 312
Width: 13.9 cm
Height: 21.4 cm
In this wide-ranging collection Bryan Wilson explores the complex relationships between religious sects and contemporary Western society. He examines the controversial social, political, and religious issues that arise as sects seek to pursue a way of life at variance with that of other people, and which at times brings them into conflict with outsiders or with the state.
[Bryan Wilson] is the leading authority on this subject and has a unique knowledge of the complexities of sectarianism. * Church Times * I doubt if you will find a more complete enquiry into the subject than this fine collection ... written in the most gloriously lucid prose that reads as easily as Dickens. * Catholic Herald *