Churches That Abuse

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Churches That Abuse
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Author Dr. Ronald Enroth
Cover artist The Aslan Group
Country United States
Language English
Subject Spiritual abuse
Genre Christianity
Publisher Zondervan
Publication date
Pages 231
ISBN 978-0-310-53292-7
OCLC 24502109
Followed by Recovering From Churches That Abuse

Churches That Abuse, first published in 1991, is a best-selling counterculture apologetic book written by Ronald M. Enroth. The book presents real-life stories of pseudo-Christian churches and organizations deemed spiritually abusive and the effects these groups have had on their members. A primary theme of the book is to demonstrate, through case histories of individuals, couples, and families, that "spiritual abuse can take place in the context of doctrinally sound, Bible-preaching, fundamentalist, conservative Christianity".[1]

Enroth outlines the backgrounds of the leaders of these groups and explains how the groups evolved to the point of becoming spiritually abusive. A few religious authors, such as Ruth Tucker, former professor at Calvin Theological Seminary, have objected to the research methods used by Enroth.[2] However, the book has been praised by many in the anti-cult movement, including Margaret Thaler Singer, Ph.D;[1] Michael D. Langone, director of the American Family Foundation; Dr. Paul R. Martin.;[3]


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