When Scholars Know Sin - Alternative Religions and Their Academic Supporters - 1998-05-23

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F36.png When Scholars Know Sin - Alternative Religions and Their Academic Supporters May 23, 1998, Stephen A. Kent, Skeptic Magazine

With a critical eye toward recent events, this article examines research issues involving the scholarly study and public representation of some alternative religious. Specifically, it argues that, on crucial social issues, controversial religious groups have courted researchers in order to enhance their public images, and some social scientists have participated in these efforts at the expense both of legitimate endeavors to advance knowledge according to accepted scientific standards of objectivity and of due attention to the use of their scientific expertise.


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