Barker, Eileen

New Religious Movements a Perspective for Understanding Society
1982 0-88946-864-8
Nineteen papers that treat new religious movements as "strategic sites for understanding societal patterns" (Religious Studies Review). The focus is on five topics: comparative perspectives, historical patterns, societal responses to cultural imports, what new religious movements signify about a society, and social perceptions of new religious movements. Contains a valuable glossary.