Title: Brotherhood of the Cross and Star
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishers
Binding: Soft cover
Book Condition: New
Series: Studies in the Intercultural History of Christianity. Num Pages: 361 pages, ill. BIC Classification: HRCZ. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 210 x 148. Weight in Grams: 480. . 1992. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9783631441817
Synopsis: This is a pioneer study of contemporary Nigeria's most controversial new religious movement known as Brotherhood of the Cross and Star (BCS). After discussing the biography of the charismatic and enigmatic founder and leader of the movement, the book examines its beliefs and practices and the social and religious impact they have had on its thousands of adherents who come from all social strata in Africa, the Americas, Europe, India, and the West Indies, many of them drawn from mainline Christian churches. Attention is paid to the way the founder of BCS reinterprets familiar Christian doctrines. The book ends with a chapter in which the author applies to BCS certain theories from the Sociology of Religion.
About the Author: The Author: Friday M. Mbon was born in Nigeria. He holds degrees from Andrews University, U.S.A. (B.A., M.A.), University of Calgary, Canada (M.A.), McGill University, Canada (S.T.M.), and the University of Ottawa, Canada (Ph.D.). He is currently a Senior Lecturer at the University of Calabar, Nigeria, where he teaches the Sociology of Religion, World Religions, and Comparative Religion, and where he once served as Associate Dean of Arts. During the 1990-1991 academic year, he spent his sabbatical researching and teaching at the University of Bayreuth, Germany.
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