Cults (Topical Term)
- Alternative religious movements
- Earlier heading: Cult
- Earlier heading: Cultus
- Marginal religious movements
- New religions
- New religious movements
- NRMs (Religion)
- Religious movements, Alternative
- Religious movements, Marginal
- Religious movements, New
Chryssides, G. Historical dict. of new religious movements, 2001: p. ix (new religious movements; NRMs or cults)
Encyc. of rel. and soc., 1998 (New religious movements; NRMs, sometimes referred to as alternative religious movements, marginal religious movements, or cults)
Handbook of new religious movements, 2003: CIP galley (new religious movements; NRMs; new religions; cults)
Here are entered works on groups or movements whose system of religious beliefs or practices differs significantly from the major world religions and which are often gathered around a specific deity or person.
Works on the major world religions are entered under Religions.
Works on religious groups whose adherents recognize special teachings or practices which fall within the normative bounds of the major world religions are entered under Sects.
Notes under Religions; Sects