- The Challenge of the Cults and New Religions
name = The Challenge of the Cults and New Religions
image_caption = Book cover, 2001 ed.
country = USA
language = English
Cults, New religious movements
September 1, 2001
media_type = Print (Hardback)
pages = 400 pp
isbn = ISBN 978-0310232179
"The Challenge of the Cults and New Religions: The Essential Guide to Their History, Their Doctrine, and Our Response" is a
non-fictionbook on " cults" and new religious movements, written by Ron Rhodes, Ph.D.The book was published by Zondervanon September 1, 2001. The book defines cults and new religions by examining case studies of twelve groups chosen by Rhodes. The book includes a foreword by Lee Strobel, author of the book " The Case for Christ" [cite book
last = Rhodes
first = Ron
title = The Challenge of the Cults and New Religions
date = 2001
pages = Foreword
id = ISBN 978-0310232179 ] .
In his review of the work, Moryl writes that the book addresses the topic of cults from the viewpoint of an
evangelical Christiancite book
last = Moryl
first = John
publisher = Reed Business Information, Inc.
October 1, 2001
Yeshiva University, New York
pages = Review, "The Challenge of the Cults and New Religions"
id = ] . Moryl questioned Rhodes' inclusion of certain groups in the book, including the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Jehovah's Witnesses, Unitarian Universalism, and Freemasonry, and attributed this to a unique evangelical perspective.
"The Challenge of the Cults and New Religions" has been used as a reference work in college courses at
Emmanuel Bible College[ [http://www.ebcollege.on.ca/students/documents/new_religions.pdf GR212AA New Religions] , Emmanuel Bible College, Winter Semester 2007, Anderson, Janice., retrieved 14-05-2007.] , Lincoln Christian College and Seminary[AP604, "Defending Christian Faith", PH487, "Philosophy of Religion", Lincoln Christian College and Seminary, ] , and Valley Forge Christian College[ [http://www.agts.edu/syllabi/ce/2005fall/phib631marino_fall05_vfcc.pdf PHIB 631/THEB 628 Apologetics] , Marino, Ph.D., Bruce R., Valley Forge Christian College, retrieved 14-05-2007] .
Cited by secondary works
Strobel cites Rhodes's work in his book, "Surviving a Spiritual Mismatch in Marriage" [cite book
last = Strobel
first = Lee
title = Surviving a Spiritual Mismatch in Marriage
publisher = Zondervan
date = 2002
pages = 148, 230
id = ISBN 0310220149 , ISBN 978-0310220145 ] , as does Saliba in his textbook, "Understanding New Religious Movements", in his section on new religious movements in contemporary culture [cite book
last = Saliba
first = John A.
J. Gordon Melton
title = Understanding New Religious Movements
publisher = Rowman Altamira
date = 2003
pages = 39
id = ISBN 0759103569] . The work is also cited by Walters' "Off Center Off Course How Satans Lies Disrupt Christian Living" [cite book
last = Walters
first = Richard P.
title = Off Center Off Course How Satans Lies Disrupt Christian Living
publisher = High Ground Press
pages = 203
id = ISBN 0975404555] , and by
Douglas Cowan's "Bearing False Witness?" [cite book
last = Cowan
first = Douglas
authorlink = Douglas Cowan
title = Bearing False Witness?
publisher = Praeger/Greenwood
date = 2003
pages = 103, 213, 235, 241
id = ISBN 0275974596] . The book was also cited by Velarde and Johnson in the "Christian Research Journal"cite journal
last = Velarde
first = Robert
coauthors = Eric Johnson
title = Are Mormons and Muslims Apples and Oranges?
journal = Christian Research Journal
volume = 28
issue = 4
pages = 1–7
Christian Research Institute
date = 2005
url = http://apologetics101.net/free/JAM802.pdf
accessdate = ] , in describing what the authors refer to as a "revisionist line of thinking", with regard to new concepts put forth by
* [http://www.ronrhodes.org Ron Rhodes] , Web site of author
* [http://www.zondervan.com/media/interviews/product/pdf/0310232171_authintrvw.pdf Interview with Ron Rhodes] , at publisher's Web site
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