The Challenge of the Cults and New Religions


The Challenge of the Cults and New Religions

Infobox Book
name = The Challenge of the Cults and New Religions
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image_caption = Book cover, 2001 ed.
author = Ron Rhodes
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country = USA
language = English
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subject = Cults, New religious movements
genre = Non-fiction
publisher = Zondervan
release_date = September 1, 2001
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media_type = Print (Hardback)
pages = 400 pp
isbn = ISBN 978-0310232179
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"The Challenge of the Cults and New Religions: The Essential Guide to Their History, Their Doctrine, and Our Response" is a non-fiction book on "cults" and new religious movements, written by Ron Rhodes, Ph.D. The book was published by Zondervan on September 1, 2001. The book defines cults and new religions by examining case studies of twelve groups chosen by Rhodes. The book includes a foreword by Lee Strobel, author of the book "The Case for Christ" [cite book
last = Rhodes
first = Ron
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title = The Challenge of the Cults and New Religions
publisher = Zondervan
date = 2001
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pages = Foreword
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id = ISBN 978-0310232179
] .

Reception

In his review of the work, Moryl writes that the book addresses the topic of cults from the viewpoint of an evangelical Christiancite book
last = Moryl
first = John
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title = Library Journal
publisher = Reed Business Information, Inc.
date = October 1, 2001
location = Yeshiva University, New York
pages = Review, "The Challenge of the Cults and New Religions"
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] . Moryl questioned Rhodes' inclusion of certain groups in the book, including the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Jehovah's Witnesses, Unitarian Universalism, and Freemasonry, and attributed this to a unique evangelical perspective.

"The Challenge of the Cults and New Religions" has been used as a reference work in college courses at Emmanuel Bible College [ [http://www.ebcollege.on.ca/students/documents/new_religions.pdf GR212AA New Religions] , Emmanuel Bible College, Winter Semester 2007, Anderson, Janice., retrieved 14-05-2007.] , Lincoln Christian College and Seminary [AP604, "Defending Christian Faith", PH487, "Philosophy of Religion", Lincoln Christian College and Seminary, ] , and Valley Forge Christian College [ [http://www.agts.edu/syllabi/ce/2005fall/phib631marino_fall05_vfcc.pdf PHIB 631/THEB 628 Apologetics] , Marino, Ph.D., Bruce R., Valley Forge Christian College, retrieved 14-05-2007] .

Cited by secondary works

Strobel cites Rhodes's work in his book, "Surviving a Spiritual Mismatch in Marriage" [cite book
last = Strobel
first = Lee
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title = Surviving a Spiritual Mismatch in Marriage
publisher = Zondervan
date = 2002
location =
pages = 148, 230
url =
doi =
id = ISBN 0310220149 , ISBN 978-0310220145
] , as does Saliba in his textbook, "Understanding New Religious Movements", in his section on new religious movements in contemporary culture [cite book
last = Saliba
first = John A.
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coauthors = J. Gordon Melton
title = Understanding New Religious Movements
publisher = Rowman Altamira
date = 2003
location =
pages = 39
url =
doi =
id = ISBN 0759103569
] . The work is also cited by Walters' "Off Center Off Course How Satans Lies Disrupt Christian Living" [cite book
last = Walters
first = Richard P.
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coauthors =
title = Off Center Off Course How Satans Lies Disrupt Christian Living
publisher = High Ground Press
date =
location =
pages = 203
url =
doi =
id = ISBN 0975404555
] , and by Douglas Cowan's "Bearing False Witness?" [cite book
last = Cowan
first = Douglas
authorlink = Douglas Cowan
coauthors =
title = Bearing False Witness?
publisher = Praeger/Greenwood
date = 2003
location =
pages = 103, 213, 235, 241
url =
doi =
id = ISBN 0275974596
] . The book was also cited by Velarde and Johnson in the "Christian Research Journal"cite journal
last = Velarde
first = Robert
authorlink =
coauthors = Eric Johnson
title = Are Mormons and Muslims Apples and Oranges?
journal = Christian Research Journal
volume = 28
issue = 4
pages = 1–7
publisher = Christian Research Institute
date = 2005
url = http://apologetics101.net/free/JAM802.pdf
doi =
id =
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] , in describing what the authors refer to as a "revisionist line of thinking", with regard to new concepts put forth by Joseph Smith.

External links

;Official
* [http://www.ronrhodes.org Ron Rhodes] , Web site of author
* [http://www.zondervan.com/media/interviews/product/pdf/0310232171_authintrvw.pdf Interview with Ron Rhodes] , at publisher's Web site

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