Classic Works on New Religious Movements
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African Religions Anthropology-Sociology Atheism etc
Buddhism Christianity Hindu Tradition Islam Judaism
Myth Nationalism and Religion New Religions Philosophy Religion and politics Sikhism Study of Religion


The following classic books on new religions may be read online:
Eugène Goblet d'Alviella
The contemporary evolution of religious thought in England, American and India
George Hamilton Combs
Some latter-day religions
Solomon Schindler
Messianic expectations and modern Judaism
J. N. Farquhar
Modern Religious Movements in India
Thomas Cuming Hal
The Social Meaning of Modern Religious Movements in England
Charles Herbert Cottrell
Religious Movements of Germany in the Nineteenth Century
H.H. Wilson
The religious sects of the Hindus
J.L. Neve
Churches and sects of Christendom
Joseph Smith
The Book of Mormon
Doctrine and Covenants
George Quayle Cannon
Life of Joseph Smith
Lucy Mack Smith
A History of Joseph Smith
Woodbridge Riley
The Founder of Mormonism
Constance Cumby
The Hidden Dangers of the Rainbow - this is a good example of an anti-cult work

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