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When Scholars Know Sin: Alternative Religions and Their Academic Supporters

Article by Stephen A. Kent and Theresa Krebs sounds the alarm about trusting researchers being co-opted by the groups they study, thus bringing the social study of religion into disrepute.

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Religious Movements

Jeffrey K. Hadden's collection of resources covering cults, sects, and new and established religions. Includes profiles and links for over 200 religious movements, discussion of cult group controversies, and teaching course materials.

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International Cultic Studies Association

Resources concerning psychological manipulation, cult groups, sects, and new religious movements. Includes conferences, full text essays, study guides, and details of periodicals.

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Cults: From Positive to Homicidal Faith Groups

Essays from the Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance cover cults, NRMs, the counter-cult movement, and attitudes toward minority religions.

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Cults and Religion: Nurelweb

Includes complete texts of selected academic works, an exploration of African religions, and a mailing list: nurel-l.

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Cults and New Religious Movements: A Bibliography

Extensive reference list of scholarly literature pertaining to cults and NRMs.

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Center for Studies on New Religions (CESNUR)

Established in 1988 and recognized in Italy as a public cultural institution in 1996, CESNUR is an international research center in the field of religious studies and new religious movements.

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