Cults: A Sociological and Psychological Reflection (Part 2)

Cults: A Sociological and Psychological Reflection (Part 2)

Daniël Maritz | 13 April 2021 | 15 min read Part 1 of this article reflected on the general sociological mechanics of cults and the role and profile of a typical cult leader. Part 2 will now focus on the so-called control mechanisms of cults. Control mechanisms refer...
Cults: A Sociological and Psychological Reflection (Part 1)

Cults: A Sociological and Psychological Reflection (Part 1)

Daniël Maritz |13 April 2021 | 8 min read Whereas a previous article reflected on the nature of cults theologically, part 1 and 2 of this article will use the insights gathered from sociology and psychology to reflect on the nature of cults. While a cult is...
Modern Witchcraft: It May Not Be What You Think

Modern Witchcraft: It May Not Be What You Think

Richard G. Howe | 22 October 2020 | 15 min read What kind of images does the term witchcraft provoke? To many it brings thoughts of dark, secret rituals with sinister intent, curses being cast on the unwary designed to bring about their undoing. Others are reminded...
The Word of Faith Movement and Positive Confession

The Word of Faith Movement and Positive Confession

Dmitry Rozet | 15 October 2020 | 8 min read The Word of Faith Movement (WFM) is a relatively recent phenomenon that has emerged in the second half of the 20th century, but it depends heavily upon metaphysical[1] theories developed by a number of non-Christian thinkers...
Soteriology in Scientology

Soteriology in Scientology

Don Deal | 8 October 2020 | 15 min read Origins of Scientology Lafayette Ronald Hubbard began his professional career as a pulp fiction writer, specializing in Science Fiction.[1] On May 9th, 1950, L. Ron (as he came to be known) published his first non-fiction book,...

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