War victims left a huge vacuum both for their kin and society, which showed signs of weakening.
While private bereavement was centered on deep personal grief, the state organized a public cult of the dead to supervise, channel and shape public mourning.
Cults and new religious movements fall outside this continuum and in contrast to aforementioned groups often have a novel teaching.
They have been classified on their attitude towards society and the level of involvement of their adherents.
In contrast to movements in earlier eras, contemporary NRMs are much more likely to make conscious decisions about whether to define and present themselves as religious and whether to seek administrative/legal legitimation as religious bodies.
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).
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Many labels are commonly employed by non-sociologists to refer to religions and tend to be used interchangeably.
Sociologists, when speaking technically, will not use these labels interchangeably as they are designations for religions with very specific characteristics.