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A Family for the Twenty-first Century

James D. Chancellor

in Controversial New Religions

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195156829
eISBN:
9780199784806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019515682X.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The Children of God (COG), now known as the Family, emerged out of the Jesus People Movement as a blend of traditional evangelical Christianity and the 1960s youth counterculture. COG quickly became ... More


Division in the Camp: The Jesus People Versus the Children of God

Larry Eskridge

in God's Forever Family: The Jesus People Movement in America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780195326451
eISBN:
9780199344826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326451.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter looks at the largely unexplored breakdown in the illusion of a monolithic Jesus People movement as embodied in the gradual ostracizing of David “Moses” Berg’s so-called Children of God ... More


A Family for the Twenty-first Century

James Chancellor

in Controversial New Religions

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199315314
eISBN:
9780190258245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199315314.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter presents an overview of the Children of God (COG), now known as The Family. COG emerged out of the Jesus People movement as a blend of traditional evangelical Christianity and the 1960s ... More


“…and Your Sons and Your Daughters Shall Prophesy”: The Jesus People Movement in Southern California, 1968–1969

Larry Eskridge

in God's Forever Family: The Jesus People Movement in America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780195326451
eISBN:
9780199344826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326451.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter looks at the roots and expansion of an identifiable Jesus movement in Southern California in the late 1960s. Arthur Blessitt’s His Place on the Sunset Strip, Don Williams’s Salt Company ... More


Rescuing Children?: Government Raids and Child Abuse Allegations in Historical and Cross-Cultural Perspective

Susan J. Palmer

in Saints Under Siege: The Texas State Raid on the Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814795286
eISBN:
9780814795309
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814795286.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter presents brief case histories of government raids on four relatively obscure alternative religious communities: the Doukhobors (“Spirit Wrestlers”) of British Columbia, the Apostles of ... More


Points of Conflict: The Children of God and the State

Amanda van Eck Duymaer van Twist

in Perfect Children: Growing Up on the Religious Fringe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199827787
eISBN:
9780190214746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827787.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on a controversial part of the history of the Family International (then known as the Children of God, among other names), where the leader’s teachings on the topic of sexuality ... More


The Family International/Children of God

Stuart A. Wright and Susan J. Palmer

in Storming Zion: Government Raids on Religious Communities

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780195398892
eISBN:
9780190269982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398892.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter presents a case study of The Family International/Children of God. It begins with an overview of the Argentinean government’s two large raids conducted on the group in 1989 and 1993, ... More


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