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Title:
Cults
Author:
Arts and Entertainment Network.
Publication Information:
[New York] : A & E Television Networks : Distributed by New Video, 2000.

©2010
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (47 min.) : sound, color and black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
Whether inspired by the visions of leaders who believe they have a pipeline to God, or invented as schemes by charlatans and frauds, CULTS have long occupied a unique place in society. In this thought-provoking documentary, explore the beliefs and practices of some of the most famed cults in history. Learn how throughout the ages, spiritual organizations have served as havens for people searching for meaning in their lives, and how nearly every religion, no matter how mainstream.
General Note:
Originally broadcast as an episode of History's mysteries on History.
Language:
English
Added Uniform Title:
History's mysteries (Arts and Entertainment Network)
ISBN:
9781422901144
UPC:
733961236170
Format :
DVD

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This program is part of the popular series from the History Channel that investigates some of civilization's unsolved mysteries and controversies. This episode inquires into the world of cults, which may be defined as groups which practice beliefs not held by mainstream society. Christianity was once a cult. The documentary investigates modern-day religious cults, such as Heaven's Gate and the Branch Davidians, as well as groups from the past whose practices earned them cult status. These include Mormons, Quakers, and Catholics. Two ancient cults are also examined: the Dionysians and the Assassins. Archival film footage, photographs, art work, journals, and scholarly commentary paint of a vivid picture of cults. ~ Rose of Sharon Winter, Rovi