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The New Heretics of France: Minority Religions, la Republique, and the Government-Sponsored ''War on Sects''

Susan Palmer

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199735211
eISBN:
9780199918577
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735211.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Since the Age of Enlightenment, France has upheld clear constitutional guidelines that protect human rights and religious freedom. Today, however, intolerant attitudes and discriminatory practices ... More


The Post-Soviet Harvest

Emily B. Baran

in Dissent on the Margins: How Soviet Jehovah's Witnesses Defied Communism and Lived to Preach About It

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199945535
eISBN:
9780199367047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945535.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores the post-Soviet interactions between Witnesses and society in Russia, Ukraine, and Moldova, the three Soviet successor states with the largest and longest-standing Witness ... More


The Raelian Movement: A Challenge to Sexual Mores and Scientific Orthodoxy

Susan J. Palmer

in The New Heretics of France: Minority Religions, la Republique, and the Government-Sponsored ''War on Sects''

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199735211
eISBN:
9780199918577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735211.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The Raelian Movement is arguably the world's largest “flying-saucer cult.” Its spokespersons boast of 80,000 members worldwide. The aim of the Raelian Movement is to “spread the Message”—that all ... More


The Church of Scientology: Legal and Activist Responses

Susan J. Palmer

in The New Heretics of France: Minority Religions, la Republique, and the Government-Sponsored ''War on Sects''

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199735211
eISBN:
9780199918577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735211.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The Church of Scientology (CoS) has played a major role in the French Sect Wars. Other religious minorities, notably Aumisme and the Témoins de Jéhovah, have vigorously defended their associations ... More


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


Deconstructing Official Rationales for the Texas State Raid on the FLDS

Stuart A. Wright

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/9780814795286.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the Texas state raid on the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints (FLDS) at the Yearning for Zion Ranch, with particular emphasis on the social construction of ... More


Néo-Phare: The First Application of the About-Picard Law

Susan J. Palmer

in The New Heretics of France: Minority Religions, la Republique, and the Government-Sponsored ''War on Sects''

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199735211
eISBN:
9780199918577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735211.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The About-Picard law was passed in the National Assembly in May 2001 and ratified on June 12, 2001. The law facilitated the repression of those groups labeled as sectes that “violate the rights of ... 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


The Twelve Tribes

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/9780195398892.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter presents a case study of the Twelve Tribes, a Christian-based nontraditional movement that emerged out of the Jesus People Revolution of the early 1970s and later embraced the Jewish ... More


Horus: Alternative Healing or the Illegal Practice of Medicine

Susan J. Palmer

in The New Heretics of France: Minority Religions, la Republique, and the Government-Sponsored ''War on Sects''

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199735211
eISBN:
9780199918577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735211.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The antisecte movement in the late 20th century has taken up the banner of reason against obscurantisme in its efforts to expose fake healers. It is perhaps significant that some of the most ... More


Government Raids on Religious Communities

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/9780195398892.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter begins by defining a state raid and looks at the features of state raids on nontraditional religious movements (NRMs). It then turns to the history and background of the American ... More


The Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints

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/9780195398892.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter presents a case study of the Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints (FLDS), a Mormon polygamist sect. It begins with an overview of the Texas state raid on the group in 2008, followed by the ... 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


The Church of Scientology

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/9780195398892.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter presents a case study of the Church of Scientology. It begins with an overview of the government raids on the group from 1963 to 1989, followed by the history and background of ... More


Texas Redux: A Comparative Analysis of the FLDS and Branch Davidian Raids

Stuart A. Wright and Jennifer Lara Fagen

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/9780814795286.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter compares the 2008 Texas state raid on the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints (FLDS) at the Yearning for Zion Ranch with the federal raid on the Branch Davidians ... More


Countermovement Mobilization and Government Raids

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/9780195398892.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter describes the plan developed in 1983 by deprogrammer Galen Kelly to assail the Northeast Kingdom Community Church (NKCC) in Island Pond, Vermont (also known as the Twelve Tribes). The ... More


Strategic Dissolution and the Politics of Opposition: Parallels in the State Raids on the Twelve Tribes and the FLDS

Jean Swantko Wiseman

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/9780814795286.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines similarities in the state raids on the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints (FLDS) at the Yearning for Zion Ranch in Eldorado in 2008 and the Twelve Tribes ... More


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