Wilson noted that since Weber and Troeltsch developed their original typology, we are now obliged to recognise the increasing diversity of sects. The growth of different sects demanded a new typology which differentiated between them on their basis of their response to the world.
1) Converstionist Sects:
- Typical of evanglical/fundamentalist Christianity.
- They do not accept the social order and try to win people over and convert them.
- If people change, the world will change.
i.e. The Salvation Army, Pentecostalism
2) Revolutionary Sects:
- Hope to change the status quo and replace it with a new order
- They believe that they will become God's representatives.
- Prophetic religious texts are valued and members compare sect predictions with unfolding events.
i.e. Jehovah's Witnesses, Mormons
3) Introversionist Sects:
- Retire from worldly things and cherish…