Through the 1950s, the religious triumvirate Protestantism, Catholicism, Judaismdominated the American religious landscape.
Wallis, Roy (1945–90) A British sociologist of religion, whose more general writings include notable studies of social movements (particularly moral crusades), and of the place of actors' motivational accounts in sociological analysis.
The available evidence strongly indicates that there has been a long history of nontraditional religious groups in the United States and that these groups have maintained a strong minority presence (Moore 1985).
Since a high proportion of these NRMs have survived, the overall number has continued to rise.
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Sects, on the other hand, purport to offer adherents a unique access to such rewards.
Although some NRMs indeed are of recent origin, many others constitute contemporary rediscoveries or recombinations of cultural themes explored by predecessor groups.
Likewise, many NRMs are not religious in the traditional sense.
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