By David G. Bromley
The present controversy surrounding new religions has dropped at the leading edge the function of apostates. those contributors depart hugely arguable hobbies and think roles in different organisations as public rivals opposed to their former events. This quantity examines the motivations of the apostates, how they're recruited and play out their roles, the categories of narratives they build to discredit their prior teams, and the influence of apostasy at the consequence of conflicts among hobbies and society.
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The Politics of Religious Apostasy: The Role of Apostates in the Transformation of Religious Movements (Religion in the Age of Transformation (Hardcover)) by David G. Bromley