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The politics of religious apostasy [electronic resource] : the role of apostates in the transformation of religious movements / edited by David G. Bromley.

Contributor(s): Bromley, David G.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Religion in the age of transformation: Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1998Description: 1 online resource (viii, 244 p.).ISBN: 9780313370687 (electronic bk.); 0313370680 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Apostasy | Religion | Social Science | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Sociology of Religion | Godsdienstige bewegingen | Geloofsafval | VeranderingsprocessenGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Politics of religious apostasy.DDC classification: 306.6/9142 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Social construction of contested exit roles / David G. Bromley -- Apostasy and the management of spoiled identity / Armand L. Mauss -- Standing at the cross-roads / Eileen Barker -- Exploring factors that shape the apostate role / Stuart A. Wright -- Apostates who never were / Daniel Carson Johnson -- Apostasy, apocalypse, and religious violence / John R. Hall and Philip Schuyler -- Apostates, whistleblowers, law, and social control / James T. Richardson -- Apostates and their role in the construction of grievance claims against the Northeast Kingdom/Messianic Communities / Susan J. Palmer -- Role of apostates in the North American anticult movement / Anson Shupe -- Carriers of tales / Lewis F. Carter.
Summary: The current controversy surrounding new religions has brought to the forefront the role of apostates. These individuals leave highly controversial movements and assume roles in other organizations as public opponents against their former movements. This volume examines the motivations of the apostates, how they are recruited and play out their roles, the kinds of narratives they construct to discredit their previous groups, and the impact of apostasy on the outcome of conflicts between movements and society.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Social construction of contested exit roles / David G. Bromley -- Apostasy and the management of spoiled identity / Armand L. Mauss -- Standing at the cross-roads / Eileen Barker -- Exploring factors that shape the apostate role / Stuart A. Wright -- Apostates who never were / Daniel Carson Johnson -- Apostasy, apocalypse, and religious violence / John R. Hall and Philip Schuyler -- Apostates, whistleblowers, law, and social control / James T. Richardson -- Apostates and their role in the construction of grievance claims against the Northeast Kingdom/Messianic Communities / Susan J. Palmer -- Role of apostates in the North American anticult movement / Anson Shupe -- Carriers of tales / Lewis F. Carter.

The current controversy surrounding new religions has brought to the forefront the role of apostates. These individuals leave highly controversial movements and assume roles in other organizations as public opponents against their former movements. This volume examines the motivations of the apostates, how they are recruited and play out their roles, the kinds of narratives they construct to discredit their previous groups, and the impact of apostasy on the outcome of conflicts between movements and society.

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