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Perfect ChildrenGrowing Up on the Religious Fringe$
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Amanda van Eck Duymaer van Twist

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780199827787

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827787.001.0001

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Sects, Children, and Society

Sects, Children, and Society

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(p.12) (p.13) 1 Sects, Children, and Society
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Perfect Children
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Amanda van Eck Duymaer van Twist

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827787.003.0002

This chapter discusses the social dynamics of sectarianism, and introduces the main religious groups mentioned throughout the book. It describes special teachings these groups have developed about their second and subsequent generations, and the ways they choose to integrate the new generation. The communal lifestyle provides advantages, but there are still different styles of accommodating children.

Keywords:   sectarianism, Bruderhof, Church of Scientology, Family International, Unification Church, International Society for Krishna Consciousness, communal living

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