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Cults, Conspiracies and Close Encounters

Why are people often attracted to ‘alternative’ perspectives/religious movements? An examination of some marginal or marginalized groups, beliefs and practices and the ways they challenge and enforce ‘received wisdom’.

RELIGST 2QQ3

Cults, Conspiracies and Close Encounters

Unit(s): 3.0 Level(s): II Term(s): Summer Offered?: Yes Language?: No

Why are people often attracted to ‘alternative’ perspectives/religious movements? An examination of some marginal or marginalized groups, beliefs and practices and the ways they challenge and enforce ‘received wisdom’.


Philippa Carter

Teaching Professor