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...
Cults: A Basic Theological Reflection

Cults: A Basic Theological Reflection

Daniël Maritz | 15 June 2020 | 8 min read Someone once said that “the cults are the unpaid bills of the church.”[1] The failure of the church certainly has a role to play in the constant world-wide growth of cults.[2] But, before solely blaming the church, other...
The Mormon Concept of God

The Mormon Concept of God

Dmitry Rozet | 20 April 2020 | 8 min read There’s nothing more fundamental to any religion than its concept of deity. Although Mormonism[1] is in many respects different from the historical, biblical Christian Faith, some of its most unique teachings have to do with...

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