Cults and World Religions
Cover and Bibliography
A Survey of Cults and World Religions
6 I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you in the grace of Christ, to a different gospel, 7 which is not another; but there are some who trouble you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ. 8 But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed. 9 As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed. 10 For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? For if I still pleased men, I would not be a bondservant of Christ. 11 But I make known to you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached by me is not according to man.
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Boa, Kenneth, Cults, World Religions and the Occult, USA: Victor Books, 1977, 1990.
Braden, Charles S., These Also Believe, New York: MacMillan Company, 1949.
Breese, Dave, Know the Marks of Cults, The 12 Basic Errors of False Religion, Wheaton: Victor Books, 1975.
Geisler, Norman L. and Ron Rhodes, When Cultists Ask, A Popular Handbook on Cultic Misinterpretations, Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 1997. This work is not divided by chapters on cults but rather takes each verse of Scripture that the cults may use and discusses the various cults and the methods of defending orthodox interpretations.
Gerstner, John H., The Theology of the Major Sects, Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1960.
Irvine, William C., Heresies Exposed, New York: Loizeaux Brothers, Inc., Bible Truth Depot, 1917.
Martin, Walter, Rise of the Cults, Santa Ana, California: Vision House Publishers, 1955, 1977.
Martin, Walter, The Kingdom of the Cults, Minneapolis: Bethany House Publishers, 1965, 1977, 1985. (I believe this book has also undergone a more recent revision as of about 1998.)
McDowell, Josh and Don Stewart, Handbook of Today’s Religions, San Bernardino, California: Campus Crusade for Christ published by Here’s Life Publishers, Inc., 1982.
Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry, http://www.carm.org a Christian site.
ReligiousTorlerance.Org, http://www.religioustolerance.org a secular site.
In addition to these books for more general coverage, books on individual cults or religions, or groups of organizations, will be considered in specific chapters with full bibliographies in the footnotes.