A system of religious veneration and devotion directed toward a particular figure or object
the cult of St. Olaf
A relatively small group of people having religious beliefs or practices regarded by others as strange or sinister
a network of Satan-worshiping cults
A misplaced or excessive admiration for a particular person or thing
a cult of personality surrounding the leaders
A person or thing that is popular or fashionable, esp. among a particular section of society
a cult film
followers of an exclusive system of religious beliefs and practices
fad: an interest followed with exaggerated zeal; "he always follows the latest fads"; "it was all the rage that season"
followers of an unorthodox, extremist, or false religion or sect who often live outside of conventional society under the direction of a charismatic leader
(cultism) devotion to the doctrine or a cult or to the practices of a cult
(cultism) idolatry: religious zeal; the willingness to serve God
The word cult pejoratively refers to a group whose beliefs or practices are considered strange. The word originally denoted a system of ritual practices. The narrower, derogatory sense of the word is a product of the 20th century, especially since the 1980s, and is considered subjective. ...
The Committee on Culture and Education (CULT) is a committee of the European Parliament.
Cult is Apocalyptica's third album, released in 2000 with a special-edition released in 2001 containing an extra disc. This album also saw a small trend starting in their single releases, as both "Hope" and "Path" have second versions called "Path Vol. 2" and "Hope Vol. ...
A number of fictional cults appear in the Cthulhu Mythos. Many of these cults serve the Outer God Nyarlathotep, the Crawling Chaos, a protean deity that appears in a myriad of guises. ...
Cult is a 2003 novel by Warren Adler.
In traditional usage, the cult of a religion, quite apart from its sacred writings ("scriptures"), its theology or myths, or the personal faith of its believers, is the totality of external religious practice and observance, the neglect of which is the definition of impiety. ...
A group or doctrine with religious, philosophical or cultural identity sometimes viewed as a sect, often existing on the margins of society or exploitative towards its members; Devotion to a saint; Of, or relating to a cult; Enjoyed by a small, loyal group
(Cults) Deviant organizations which feature religious innovation (RCT) or do not claim a monopoly of religious truth (Wallis/Bruce). ...
(Cults) Get the skinny on the often controversial, sometimes dangerous New Religious Movements- including Scientology, Moonies, Hare Krishnas, The Branch Davidians, and Aum Shinrikyo. As many viewpoints as possible will be explored.
(Cults) Groups that demand obedience and submission in the name of a Higher Power.
(Cults) are usually blamed and found guilty for doing things in radical ways.
(Cults) are, like sects, new religious groups. But, unlike sects, they can form without breaking off from another religious group (though they often do). ...
In religion and sociology, a cult is a term designating a cohesive group of people (generally, but not exclusively a relatively small and recently founded religious movement) devoted to beliefs or practices that the surrounding culture or society considers to be outside the mainstream.
This concept was originally developed as one component of a typology: churches, denominations, sects and cults. ...
System of religious ritual and practice; outward human sub-culture enacting a religion. In academic biblical studies, "cult" and "cultic" are not pejorative terms!
(Lat., cultus.) System of forms and ceremonies used in worship.
A mild-controlling, disturbed group of powerful, parasitic strangers who I can’t bring myself to admit act just like my family.
A pejorative term for a new religious movement, particularly one that appears to be based on manipulation and indoctrination of members.
By its primary dictionary definition, the term cult just means a system of religious beliefs or rituals. It is based on a farming term in Latin meaning cultivation. ...
In biblical studies, this term is neutral and refers to the external features of a religion or religious group. Thus, “Israelite cult” refers to the priests, Temple, sacrifices, rituals, and other physical aspects of Israelite liturgy or religion. ...