Some articles on sects, sect:

Sociological Classifications Of Religious Movements - Wallis' Distinction Between Cults and Sects
... introduced differing definitions of sects and cults ... Wallis contrast a cult with a sect that he asserts are characterized by "epistemological authoritarianism" sects possess some authoritative locus for the ... According to Wallis, "sects lay a claim to possess unique and privileged access to the truth or salvation, such as collective salvation, and their committed ...
Shinto Sects And Schools - Shintō Inspired Religions - Sect Shinto
... Fusōkyō One of the thirteen sects of prewar Shintō ... by Senge Takatomi (1845–1918) and one of the original thirteen pre-war sects of Shinto ... Jikkōkyō One of the thirteen sects of pre-war Shinto ...
Sociological Classifications Of Religious Movements - Sociological Church-sect Typology - Denominations
... The denomination lies between the church and the sect on the continuum ... When churches and/or sects become denominations, there are also some changes in their characteristics ... provides the following eight characteristics of denominations similar to churches, but unlike sects, in being on relatively good terms with the state and secular powers and ...
Shi'a Imams - Sects
... Within Shia Islam (Shi'ism), the various sects came into being because they differed over their Imams' successions just as the Shia - Sunni separation within Islam itself ... tariqah (literal meaning 'path' extended meaning 'sect') within Shia Islam ...
Sahnun - Theological Views
... He excluded heretical sects from the mosque, including the Ibadi, Mu'tazilites and others ... He dispersed the sects of the ahl al-bida the leaders of heretical sects were paraded ignominiously, and some were compelled to recant in public ...

Famous quotes containing the word sects:

    Difference of opinion is advantageous in religion. The several sects perform the office of a Censor ... over each other.
    Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826)

    Deism is good sense not yet instructed by revelation, and other religions are good sense perverted by superstition. All sects differ, because they come from men; morality is everywhere the same, because it comes from God.
    Voltaire [François Marie Arouet] (1694–1778)

    There have been no sects in the christian world, however absurd, which have not endeavoured to support their opinions by arguments drawn from Scripture.
    Laurence Sterne (1713–1768)