Stephen A. Kent
Stephen A. Kent, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He researches new and alternative religions, and has published research on several such groups including the Children of God/The Family. He is also often quoted in media coverage of The Family.
Articles on the The Family by Stephen Kent
- Kent SA (1994). "Lustful Prophet: A Psychosexual Historical Study of the Children of God's Leader, David Berg". Cultic Studies Journal 11(2):135-188.
- Kent SA (1997). "Misattribution and Social Control in the Children of God". Journal of Religion and Health 33(1):29-43; Reprinted in Spirituality in East and West No.1 (1997): 16-22.
- Kent SA and Krebs T (1998). "When Scholars Know Sin". Skeptic 6(3):36-44.
- Kent SA (1999). "Clarifying Contentious Issues: A Rejoinder to Melton, Shupe, and Lewis". Skeptic 7(1):21-26.
- Kent SA (2000). "Brainwashing and Re-Indoctrination Programs in the Children of God/The Family". Cultic Studies Journal 17(1):56-78.
- Kent SA (2004). "Generational Revolt by the Adult Children of First-Generation Members of the Children of God/The Family". Cultic Studies Review 3(2):56-72.
- Kent SA (2004). "Nova Religio Book Review: Life in The Family: An Oral History of the Children of God" Nova Religio 8(1):108-112.
- Kent on ABC News Primetime Live: Tale of the Tape — 2005-01-27
- Stephen Kent's homepage at the University of Alberta
- Stephen Kent on the Children of God
- Faculty profile at the University of Alberta