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Author Barrett, David V.
Title The fragmentation of a sect : schism in the Worldwide Church of God / David V. Barrett.
Imprint New York : Oxford University Press, 2013.

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Author Barrett, David V.
Subject Worldwide Church of God -- History.
Church controversies.
Conflict management -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Church management.
Description 1 online resource (xviii, 283 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The fragmentation of a sect: an introduction -- Doctrines of the Worldwide Church of God -- Origins and history of the Worldwide Church of God -- Schism and scandals in the seventies -- Revolution and schism -- Continuing schism in the offshoots -- Authority in the churches of God -- After the founder dies: how movements change -- Who went where and why -- Fragmentation in a sect: a conclusion.
Summary Religions frequently face a period of turmoil and readjustment following the death of their founders. In this contribution to sociological theory, Barrett offers a new typological model for categorizing various outcomes, including schism.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0199979944 (electronic bk.)
9780199979943 (electronic bk.)
9780199861514 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
019986151X (hardcover ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 847126695
Additional Format Print version: Barrett, David V. Fragmentation of a sect. New York : Oxford University Press, 2013 9780199861514 (DLC) 2012010985 (OCoLC)786161586

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