The strongpoint of this dictionary is its extensive coverage of the hundreds of cults and sects that are around today. While it was impossible to cover all of them, the authors went to great pains to include all the the best known ones as well as some that enjoy less popularity. Each article is written from a strong Christological viewpoint, includes an extensive list of primary and secondary resources for further investigation while still being immensly readable. Theological language is either explained or avoided making each synopsis easily understandable for the average layman. Kingdom of the Cultsm move over, your repalcement is here.
This is a really useful resource to have on your bookshelf. It covers a wide range of the Worlds Religons, Cults and Sects. The entries are well laid out and informative. Unfamiliar terms are clearly explained and referenced, if you want to read more. It's easy to read and I find myself returning to it again & again as questions crop up.