All Gods Children (book)

All Gods Children (book)

Infobox Book
name = All Gods Children
title_orig =
translator =


image_caption = Book Cover, 1979 ed.
author = Carroll Stoner, Jo Anne Parke
illustrator =
cover_artist =
country = USA
language = English
series =
subject = Cults
genre = Non-fiction
publisher = Chilton Book Co
release_date = May 1977
english_release_date =
media_type =
pages = 324
isbn = ISBN 0801966205 ,
ISBN 978-0801966200
preceded_by =
followed_by =

"All Gods Children: The Cult Experience - Salvation Or Slavery?" is a non-fiction book on cults, by Carroll Stoner and Jo Anne Parke. The book was published in May 1977 in hardcover, and again in 1979 in paperback by Penguin Books.

Reception

White's "Collection Management in School Library Media Centers" described the book as a critical and sensitive analysis on the effects cults can have on their converts and family members [cite book
last = White
first = Brenda H.
authorlink =
coauthors =
title = Collection Management in School Library Media Centers
publisher = Haworth Press
date = 1986
location =
pages = 279
url =
doi =
id = ISBN 0866564330
] . Bob Larson's "Larson's Book of World Religions and Alternative Spirituality" [cite book
last = Larson
first = Bob
authorlink = Bob Larson
coauthors =
title = Larson's Book of World Religions and Alternative Spirituality
publisher = Tyndale House Publishers, Inc
date = 2004
location =
pages = 564
url =
doi =
id = ISBN 084236417X
] states that the work describes some of the newer cults, explains their teachings, and why they may be dangerous for younger new members. McConnell's "Stepping Over" described the work as an insightful seminal study, which could have been written specifically with regard to Jim Jones and the Peoples Temple [cite book
last = McConnell
first = Malcolm
authorlink =
coauthors =
title = Stepping Over: personal encounters with young extremists
publisher = Reader's Digest Press
date = 1987
location =
pages = 97
url =
doi =
id =
] .

Cited in secondary sources

The work is cited by Yamamoto's "Unification Church", in his description of Sun Myung Moon's controversial financial and recruitment tactics [cite book
last = Yamamoto
first = J. Isamu
authorlink =
coauthors =
title = Unification Church
publisher = Zondervan
date = May 11, 1995
location =
pages = 3
url =
doi =
id = ISBN 0310703816 , ISBN 978-0310703815
] , and Rhodes' "The Challenge of the Cults and New Religions" [cite book
last = Rhodes
first = Ron
authorlink =
coauthors =
title = The Challenge of the Cults and New Religions
publisher = Zondervan
date = 2001
location =
pages = 336, 366
url =
doi =
id = ISBN 0310232171
] also cites the work in analyzing the Unification Church. Psychiatrist Marc Galanter (MD) cites the work in ""cite book
last = Galanter, M.D.
first = Marc
authorlink = Marc Galanter (MD)
coauthors =
title =
publisher = American Psychiatric Association
date = 1989
location =
pages = 191
url =
doi =
id = ISBN 0890422125
] , in discussing the persuasive techniques utilized by cults, and Pratkanis and Aronson's "Age of Propaganda" also cites the work while discussing persuasion methodology as related to cults [cite book
last = Pratkanis
first = Anthony R.
authorlink =
coauthors = Elliot Aronson
title = Age of Propaganda: The Everyday Use and Abuse of Persuasion
publisher = Owl Books
date = 2001
location =
pages = 392
url =
doi =
id = ISBN 0805074031
] . "All Gods Children" is also cited by Gorni's "Communal Life" [cite book
last = Gorni
first = Yosef
authorlink =
coauthors = Iaácov Oved, Idit Paz
title = Communal Life
publisher = Transaction Publishers
date = 1987
location =
pages = 341
url =
doi =
id = ISBN 0887381502
] , Jenkins' "Mystics and Messiahs" [cite book
last = Jenkins
first = Philip
authorlink =
coauthors =
title = Mystics and Messiahs: Cults and New Religions in American History
publisher = Oxford University Press
date = 2000
location =
pages = 275
url =
doi =
id = ISBN 0195127447
] , Chidester's "Salvation and Suicide: Jim Jones, the Peoples Temple, and Jonestown" [cite book
last = Chidester
first = David
authorlink =
coauthors =
title = Salvation and Suicide: Jim Jones, the Peoples Temple, and Jonestown
publisher = Indiana University Press
date = 2003
location =
pages = 173
url =
doi =
id = ISBN 025321632X
] , and Dawson's "" [cite book
last = Dawson
first = Lorne L.
authorlink =
coauthors =
title =
publisher = Blackwell Publishing
date = 2003
location =
pages = 180
url =
doi =
id = ISBN 1405101814
] .

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