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2. World- rejecting NRMS

  • may focus on helping members to succeed in outside world
  • See movement as only source of salvation
  • More tolerant of other religions

3. Example of an audience cult

  • Jehovah's witness
  • Astrology
  • Scientology

4. '.. although not objectively or physically deprived, may feel that they are spiritually or emotionally deprived, despite their material wealth their surroundings may feel lonely and impersonal'.

  • Relative deprivation theory
  • Dissatisfaction with beliefs of mainstream religions.
  • Influence of powerful charismatic leaders
  • Marginality hypothesis

5. Sociologist who divided religious groups into 4 categories

  • Wallis
  • Weber
  • Wilson
  • Stark and Bainbridge

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