Drawing from his own memories, from published accounts of the anti-war movement during the 1960s and early 1970s, and interviews with people who went through the process, Kent details how political radicals suddenly transformed themselves into political adherents to various exotic and often obscure religious sects. Published 2001.
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Stephen A. Kent researches new and alternative religions, combining perspectives
from sociology with religious studies. He has published research on Scientology,
the Children of God/The Family, fundamentalist Mormon polygamy, and other
new and alternative religions operating in Canada, the United States,
and around the world.
Professor Kent teaches undergraduate and graduate courses that explore religion and deviance. He also conducts numerous reading courses with both undergraduates and graduate students, including students from other disciplines.
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Dr. Stephen Kent,
Department of Sociology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada,