THESOCIOLOGICAL ANDPSYCHOLOGICAL ASPECTS OFMILLENARIAN GROUPS

Chris Jahnke
Matt Quinlan
Jared Woods

We welcome you to a web page that will explore the Social and Psychological aspects of several popular religious movements in today’s society.  By discussing the factors that influence a person’s decision to join a cult, we hope you can better understand exactly what type of person most typically joins a Millenarian Movement.


click on either the text or the red ball to discuss the topic

Is the person searching for help, or looking for change?
Have the person's religious and family backgrounds impacted the decision?
How have drugs had an impact on cults and cult formation?
From a psychological point of view, when does a cult take things too far?
What are some of the most influential cults around?
What does it take to head a new movement in religion (background on leaders)?

By exploring the possible answers to these questions, we hope to show that certain types of people are more likely to join new religious movements, for both social and psychological reasons.


click on the books for the bibliography and resources
Theological Studies 398: Millennium Cometh Home Page


click on the explosion to find out who cults are recruiting and how



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THIS PAGE WAS CREATED ON APRIL 3, 2000, BY CHRIS JAHNKE, JAREDWOODS AND MATT QUINLAN
AS A FINAL RESEARCH PROJECT FOR  THST 398.01 "THE MILLENIUM COMETH"
TAUGHT AT  LOYOLA MARYMOUNT UNIVERSITY  BY  PROFS. HOLLI LEVITSKYFELIX JUST, S.J.,  AND  JOHN COLEMAN, S.J.