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“The Cult of Cults”: Pop Culture Representations of a Minority Religious Group

On December 8, I submitted my last paper for the semester, wrapping up what has been, for many, a stressful period. Having just seen the trailer for the new HBOMAX docuseries “Heaven’s Gate: The Cult of Cults,” I  wondered how the religious group was represented and decided to take a look…

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Religion in 5 Minutes: What’s the Difference Between a Cult and a Religion?

This video uses Religion in 5 Minutes essay “What’s the difference between a cult and a religion?” to talk about why some religious groups get classified as a religion and others a cult.

Religion in 5 Minutes: Why is Religion so Often Involved in Politics?

This video uses Religion in 5 Minutes essay “Why is religion so often involved in politics?” to talk about how in America religion is tightly woven into politics.