Cults

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A 2011 course by Grant Martin at Wilfrid Laurier University.

A course by James Kitts at the University of Washington.

A course by James Kitts at the University of Massachusetts.

A 2012 course by Elizabeth Nordbeck at Andover Newton Theological School.

A 2011 course by Lawrence Foster at Georgia Tech University.

A course by David Bromley at Virginia Commonwealth University.

A 2007 course by Shawn Krause-Loner at Syracuse University.

A 2001 course by Lorne Dawson at the University of Waterloo.

A 2003 course by Eugene Gallagher at Connecticut College.

A 2016 course by Lynn S. Neal at Wake Forest University that investigates the history of specific “cults,” and the methodological and conceptual issues that arise in studying New Religious Movements (NRMs). Why are some groups called “cults” and seen as dangerous (politically, socially, and religiously)? This fear of cults permeates American culture from our TV shows to news stories to feature films, creating a powerful stereotype that obscures the complex history of religious groups deemed “cults.” The “cult” stereotype prevents us from interrogating why the “cult” concept exists and how it functions in American culture.