Minority Religions and Fraud: In Good Faith (Routledge by Amanda van Eck Duymaer van Twist

By Amanda van Eck Duymaer van Twist

Analysing either fraud and faith as social constructs with various services and meanings attributed to them, this ebook increases matters which are significant to debates in regards to the limits of spiritual toleration in assorted societies, and the potential damage (as good as merits) that spiritual enterprises can stopover at upon society and contributors. There has already been a full of life debate about the structural context within which abuse, in particular sexual abuse, should be perpetrated inside of faith. members to the quantity continue from the basis that related arguments approximately ways that constitution and gear will be conducive to abuse should be made approximately fraud and deception. either can give a contribution to abuse, but they can be much less simply tested and confirmed, as a result much less simply prosecuted. With a spotlight on minority religions, the e-book bargains a comparative review of the concept that of spiritual fraud by means of bringing jointly analyses of alternative sorts of fraud or deception (financial, bio-medical, emotional, breach of belief and consent). individuals research even if fraud is unavoidably intentional (or no matter if that's within the eye of the beholder); yes buildings might be extra conducive to fraud; fans willingly perform it. the amount comprises a few chapters keen on non-Western ideals (Juju, Occult Economies, Dharma Lineage), that have travelled to the West and will be present in North American and eu metropolitan areas.

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