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Children of Jesus and Mary: The Order of Christ Sophia

James Lewis and Nicholas Levine


The Order of Christ Sophia (OCS) is a small New Religion which, in the short span of eight years, has evoked intense controversy. An unusual synthesis of traditional Catholicism, esoteric cosmology, and psychology, the OCS already has centers in a dozen major cities in the United States. Thus far, however, it has eluded the attention of scholars of alternative religions. An offshoot of an earlier group, the Holy Order of MANS, the OCS developed a distinctive set of beliefs and practices that set it apart from the mother faith. It has cultivated some curious and provocative features for a Chris ... More

Keywords: Order of Christ Sophia, OCS, New Religion, Holy Order of MANS

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195378443
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378443.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James Lewis, author
DePaul University
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Nicholas Levine, author