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“It is a mistake to concentrate solely on the pessimistic strands”
(p253): “new cults are springing up everywhere overnight, and new prophets and new hawkers are not slow to take advantage of the billowing market for religious vendibles”
(p261): “Emphasis on the specific intellectual content of a religious preference is less and less significant in most contemporary religious movements. A kind of deliberate vagueness characterizes institutional Christianity, while deliberate flux and interweaving are the marks of polysymbolic religiosity.”
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(p314): “Because of its tendency to be comprehensive and cultural (rather than utterly unique to individuals), religion must have implications for social life; an important aspect of its code is moral.”
(p316): “This fusion of political and religious authority...”
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“Because they are non-traditional and marginal, new religious groups can easily appear to be a threatening force that lies beyond comprehension and control.”
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