In this Book

buy this book Buy This Book in Print
summary
This groundbreaking analysis of the controversial religious group, The Family, or The Children of God, uses interviews, observational techniques, and a comprehensive questionnaire completed by more than a thousand Family members. William Sims Bainbridge explores how Family members infuse spirituality with sexuality, channel messages that they believe emanate from beyond life, and await the final Endtime. He also examines attempts by anti-cultists and the state to “deprogram” members of the group, including children, by forcibly seizing them. The book’s blending of theoretical analysis with vivid accounts of this remarkable counterculture poses a fascinating question for social scientists and society—how is it that The Children of God both differ from the general public and, in other ways, are so surprisingly similar to it?

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. restricted access Download |
  1. The Endtime Family
  2. restricted access Download |
  1. Copyright
  2. restricted access Download |
  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Figures
  2. pp. vii-viii
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Tables
  2. pp. ix-x
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Introduction
  2. pp. xi-xiv
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. CHAPTER 1
  2. pp. 1-20
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. CHAPTER 2
  2. pp. 21-44
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. CHAPTER 3
  2. pp. 45-68
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. CHAPTER 4
  2. pp. 69-90
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. CHAPTER 5
  2. pp. 91-116
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. CHAPTER 6
  2. pp. 117-140
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. CHAPTER 7
  2. pp. 141-168
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Conclusion
  2. pp. 169-174
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Notes
  2. pp. 175-188
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 189-198
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Index
  2. pp. 199-204
  3. restricted access Download |

Additional Information

ISBN
9780791489178
Related ISBN
9780791452639
MARC Record
OCLC
51909448
Pages
218
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
Back To Top

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.