ECU RELI 1000 - New Religious Movements (6 pages)

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lecture 18


Lecture number:
14
Pages:
6
Type:
Lecture Note
School:
East Carolina University
Course:
Reli 1000 - Introduction to Religious Studies
Edition:
1

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RELI 1000 1st Edition Lecture 14 New Religious Movements Emerging in the 19th 20th and 21st century Terminology What is a cult What is a sect Why NRM What factors influence their emergence Types of NRM Factors behind Survival Why New NRM refers to religious groups arising early in the 19th century Also known as sects or cults alternative religious movements marginal movements The terms Sect Cult have negative connotation They connote evil practices abuse indoctrination etc What is a cult A cult is a distinct break from an established tradition It is often associated with dangerous authority and violence e g Jim Jones People s Temple is a cult because of suicidal teachings http www youtube com watch v D7IxGGfpSWk feature related http www youtube com watch v HMCnOpmbJQQ feature related http www youtube com watch v cRfDE9bndfg Cont A Sect is a splinter or subgroup associated with a larger tradition Termed heretical E g These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor s lecture GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes not as a substitute 1 Bahai arose 19th century from a Shi i Islam It sees itself as succeeding Islam 2 Jehova witness is a sect of Christianity Like Christians they accept the Bible as their first scripture FACTORS BEHIND N R M s Apocalyptic Catastrophic movements Progressive movements Unification movement Offshoots of older religions Syncretism Universalist religions The need for survival Apocalyptic Catastrophic movements Mostly motivated by social changes Tend to predict apocalyptic expectations like the end of the world or disaster Some may lead to self destruction E g Jehovah witness was founded by Charles Taze Russell of the Bible Student movement in 1800 s Russell predicted the end of the world in 1873 74 Christ was to arrive has indeed arrived and is invisible Jehovah Witness considers itself as a restoration movement Has about 8 million followers Charles Taze Russell Reject trinitarianism inherent immortality of



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