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Military elite or sect?: A qualitative analysis of the British royal marines
University of Gävle, Faculty of Education and Business Studies, Department of Culture Studies, Religious Studies and Educational Sciences.
2010 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim of this essay is to investigate if there exists any relation between what is generally considered Britain’s foremost elite military unit, HM Royal Marines and a manipulative religious sect. With theoretical data defining a manipulative religious sect, and empirical data gathered from interviews with a number of former royal marines, this essay looks at the attributes common to these two very different organisations. Interestingly, even though the experiences of members of such organisations seemed to bare some resemblance; the motivation for any comparability was quite different. This phenomenon seemed to affect the whole study, and the findings did not confirm any substantial relation between the two organisations in accordance with the strict definitions applicable to a manipulative religious sect. 

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2010. , 32 p.
Keyword [en]
New religious movement, British royal marines, manipulative religious sect, military elite, sect, qualitative research.
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Humanities Religious Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-6913Archive number: HRV:C10:17OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-6913DiVA: diva2:324630
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Religious studies education
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Education – upper secondary school
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Humanities, Theology
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Available from: 2012-07-06 Created: 2010-06-15 Last updated: 2012-07-06Bibliographically approved

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