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Stephen A. Kent, Ph.D

Professor Stephen A. Kent researches new and alternative religions, combining perspectives from sociology with religious studies. He has published research on Scientology, the Children of God/The Family, fundamentalist Mormon polygamy, and other new and alternative religions operating in Canada, the United States, and around the world. Professor Kent teaches undergraduate and graduate courses that explore religion and deviance. He also conducts numerous reading courses with both undergraduates and graduate students, including students from other disciplines.

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When Scholars Know Sin

The French & German vs. American debate over ‘New Religions’, Scientology, and Human Rights