Rebecca Moore

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Rebecca is Emerita Professor of Religious Studies at San Diego State University. She has a specialization in American religions with a focus on new religious movements. She co-edited Peoples Temple and Black Religion in America (Indiana 2004) and authored Understanding Jonestown and Peoples Temple (Praeger 2009, paperback edition 2018). Her most recent book is Beyond Brainwashing: Perspectives on Cultic Violence (Cambridge University Press 2018). She is currently Reviews Editor for Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions, published by University of California Press.

Cult, New Religious Movement, or Minority Religion? Erraticus Image by Sarah Noltner

Cult, New Religious Movement, or Minority Religion?

We need to change the language we use when talking about religion, starting with the word "cult."