This groundbreaking work showcases a new approach for reaching new religious movements, cults, and sects. Countless new religious movements (NRMs) have sprung up across the United States and around the world in the last century. The many scholars and pastors contributing to this book have found that the best way to approach these groups is not to point out Biblical heresies and doctrinal aberrations, but instead to view NRMs as mission fields, much like we view foreign people groups. The authors of this volume demonstrate that the gospel needs to be contextualized for NRMs and that evangelists will want to be incarnational in their approaches. Using historical accounts and biblical basis, these top missiologists present their methodology and practical advice for reaching out to groups such as the Latter-day Saints, New Age, New Spirituality, Wicca, Mother Goddess, and Satanism.
Showcases some of the finest evangelical missiologists
Provides methods that are both biblical and practical
A pioneering work which argues for a more successful method of reaching followers of new religious movements
Irving Hexham is professor of religious studies at the University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and is a noted authority on world religions. Hexham is the author of seven books, including Understanding Cults and New Religions and The Pocket Dictionary of Cults and New Religions. Stephen Rost, pastor of Grace Fellowship of Dixon in Dixon, California, has served as presisdent of the Society for the Study of Alternative Religions, an ETS study group. John W. Morehead II, associate director of Watchman Fellowship in Sacramento, California, is the cofounder and coeditor of Sacred Tribes: Journal of Christian Missions to New Religious Movements, an e-journal that focuses on reaching adherents of new religions.