Flashcards in Organisations, Movements And Members Deck (61)
According to Troeltsch, what is a church?
According to Troelsch, what is a sect?
According to Niebuhr, what is a denomination and how does it differ from both a church and a sect?
What is a sect?
What are the characteristics of leaders of cults?
How are churches and sects similar in the way they see themselves?
How does wider society see churches and denominations?
How does wider society see sects and cults?
According to Bruce, why do some of the definitions of religious organisations not fit today's reality?
Briefly explain and give examples of Wallis' three categories of NRMs:
Give three criticisms of Wallis' classification.
Briefly explain Stark and Bainbridge's two kinds of organisation:
According to Stark and Bainbridge, what benefits do sects offer their followers?
According to Stark and Bainbridge, what benefits do cults offer their followers?
Briefly explain and give examples of Stark and Bainbridge's three types of cults.
- Audience cults
- Client cults
- Cultic movements
Why are marginal groups in society more likely to join sects?
Explain what Weber means by a 'theodicy of disprivilege'.
According to Wallis, why do some well-educated, young, middle-class whites join sects?
Define relative deprivation.
Why might middle-class people feel spiritually deprived?
According to Stark and Bainbridge, why do world-rejecting sects appeal to the deprived?
According to Stark and Bainbridge, why are the privileged more likely to join world-accepting churches?
According to Wilson, why do sects emerge in periods of rapid social change? Give an example.
According to Bruce, why do people join sects in response to secularisation?
Briefly explain the reasons for the growth in world rejecting NRMs.
Briefly explain the reasons for the growth in world-affirming NRMs.
Briefly explain Neibuhr's three reasons for sects being short lived.
The second generation:
The 'Protestant ethic' effect:
Death of the leader:
According to Wilson, what patterns do conversionist sects follow?