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A comprehensive survey of major alternative religions in the United States, including new groups since the 1960s Crystals, shamans, guided imagery, healing meditation—why have these New Age practices been so eagerly accepted by so many North Americans? Why were Mormonism, Christian Science, and Baha’i so warmly welcomed earlier? Another Gospel explains how these and otherA comprehensive survey of major alternative religions in the United States, including new groups since the 1960s Crystals, shamans, guided imagery, healing meditation—why have these New Age practices been so eagerly accepted by so many North Americans? Why were Mormonism, Christian Science, and Baha’i so warmly welcomed earlier? Another Gospel explains how these and other alternative religious movements appear to meet people’s needs. Ruth Tucker’s overview illumines the personalities whose alleged revelations spawned historical heresies in all the major cults in the United States. She highlights important controversies within each movement as it aims for religious respectability. She pinpoints how the doctrines and practices of a dozen contemporary groups—as well as the New Age Movement—deviate from orthodox Christianity and shows how to reach out to cult members. Appendices describe lesser-known cults, such as Swedenborgianism and Rosicrucianism, and provide cults’ statements of belief....

Title : Another Gospel: Cults, Alternative Religions, and the New Age Movement
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ISBN : 9780310259374
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 407 Pages
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Another Gospel: Cults, Alternative Religions, and the New Age Movement Reviews

  • Rod
    2018-11-16 02:59

    This is probably my favorite religious reference book that I own. You can quickly get a good grasp on most major religions through Ruth Tucker's work. I consult this book weekly. It seems to have a better layout and access to details than the others.It's been over 20 years since this book was put out. I would love an updated version. Especially since Christianity is mingling and merging with so much of this chaos. If I could name 5 people in the world that I would love to have a 5 hour Starbucks chat with: Ruth is in the top 3.

  • Gabrielchaves26
    2018-11-11 20:29

    Good resource with a Christian perspective. Could use an updated edition though.

  • Natalie
    2018-11-14 03:53

    Another Gospel is a well-researched, comprehensive, and intensive guide on cults, alternative religions, and the New Age movement. Deeply detailed,Ruth A. Tucker answers any and all questions readers have about different movements' origins and ideologies. For anyone interested in comparative world religions, this book is the perfect reference.As somewhat of an agnostic myself, I found this book engrossing, for the most part. The only downside: Tucker looks down on some of these alternatives because of her personal religious beliefs; this bias works against Tucker's professionalism.This book was recommended to me by my grandfather, who is an avid comparative world religions scholar.

  • stiner25
    2018-11-27 01:29

    For anyone who wants to learn a little bit about how other churches started, this is a good book. Each religious belief has its own chapter. Most of the religions talked about in the book have roots in Christianity, but have from a few to many major differences from your mainstream church. In it, you learn of several of the religions of the world, how they were started and who founded them. A good read.

  • roland simarangkir
    2018-12-11 00:53

    Buku yang memberi pemahaman umum tentang aliran-aliran yang berkaitan dengan Kekristenan.Buku yang ditulis dengan penelitian yang cukup baik.