SOC 367 Sects and Cults

SOC 367 Sects and Cults - specifically exceptional powers...

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Fundamental theme of sect is protest to religious establishment Sect Similar to sect in the it rejects established religious patterns Similar to sect in the individuals are not attracted to dominant religions, or disenfranchised It DOES NOT call for a return to pure religion Emphasises new revalation, or rediscovery of an old revelation Outside the main stream faith groups Employ new terminology and symbols Jim Jones, David Koresh s Max Weber: "a certain quality of an individual personality, by virtue of which he is set apart from ordinary men and treated as endowed with supernatural, superhuman, or at least
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Unformatted text preview: specifically exceptional powers or qualities. These are such as are not accesible to the ordinary person, but are regarded as of divine origin or as exemplary, and on the basis of them the individual concerned is treated as a leader" s Most likely centered around some type of charismatic leader (person who has special knowledge) Strong individual emphasis Leader dies s Has a fallout with leaders s Usually short lived Cult Sects, cults, etc Monday, March 17, 2008 12:45 PM Class Page 1...
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This note was uploaded on 04/25/2008 for the course SOC 367 taught by Professor Krismorgan during the Spring '08 term at Purdue.

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