Book

From Slogans to Mantras: Social Protest and Religious Conversion in the Late Vietnam War Era. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press: 2001.

Articles

“House of Judah, the Northeast Kingdom Community, and ‘the Jonestown Problem’: Downplaying Child Physical Abuses and Ignoring Serious Evidence.” International Journal of Cultic Studies 1 No. 1 (2010): 29-53.

“Religious Justifications for Child Sexual Abuse in Cults and New Religions.” International Journal of Cultic Studies 3 (2012): 49-73.
Above Article in Italian:
Giustificazioni Religiose Per L'abuso Sessuale Sui Bambini Nelle Sette E Nelle Religioni Alternative

(first author with Robin Willey). “Sects, Cults, and the Attack on Jurisprudence.” Rutgers Journal of Law and Religion (Spring 2013): 306-360.

“Freemen, Sovereign Citizens, and the Challenge to Public Order in British Heritage Countries.” International Journal of Cultic Studies 6 (2015): 1-15.

(co-author with Jonathan Simmons). "An Expansion of the Rational Choice Approach: Social Control in the Children of God During the 1970s and 1980s." International Journal for the Study of New Religions. 6/1 (2015): 27-49.

(co-author with Andrea Willey). "Prosecuting Child Sexual Abuse in Alternative Religions." International Journal of Cultic Studies. 8 (2017): 16-36.

(first author with Kayla Swanson). "The History of Credibility Attacks Against Former Members." International Journal of Cultic Studies Special Monograph Edition. 8 No. 2 (2017): 1-35; http://www.windofchanges.org/IJCS_Kent_-_Swanson_monograph.pdf

"Contemporary Uses of the Brainwashing Concept: 2000 to Mid-2007." Cultic Studies Review 7 No. 2 (2008): 99-128.

“Narcissistic Fraud in the Ancient World: Lucian’s Account of Alexander of Abonuteichos and the Cult of Glycon.” Ancient Narrative 6 (2007): 77-99, 161; Reprinted in Cultic Studies Review 7 No. 3 (2008): 199-227.

“Education and Re-education in Ideological Organizations and Their Implications for Children.” Cultic Studies Review 4 No. 2 (2005): 119-145.

“Scientific Evaluation of the Dangers Posed by Religious Groups: A Partial Model.” Cultic Studies Review 3 No. 2/3 (2004); 101-134; Revised Reprint in The New Religious Question: State Regulation or State Interference? Edited by Pauline Côté and Jeremy T. Gunn. Berlin: Peter Lang (2006): 343-370.

“Generational Revolt by the Adult Children of First-Generation Members of the Children of God/The Family.” Cultic Studies Review 3 No. 1 (2004): 56-72.

(co-author with Doni Whitsett). "Cults and Families." Families and Society (October-December): 491-502; Reprinted in Cultic Studies Review 3 No. 2 (2004).

"Spiritual Kinship and New Religions." Religious Studies and Theology 22 No.1 (2003):85-100.

(with Joe Szimhart). “Exit Counseling and the Decline of Deprogramming.” Cultic Studies Review 1 No.3 (2002); Downloaded from:<http://www.culticstudiesreview.org/csr_issues/csr_toc2002.3.htm> on December 10, 2002.

(with Theresa Krebs). "Academic Compromises in the Social Scientific Study of Altertative Religions." Nova Religio 2 No.1 (October, 1998): 44-54.

Above article in French:
Religions: Compromissions dans l'étude scientfique sociale des "religions alternatives"

Above article in Italian:
Compromesso accademico nello studio scientifico-sociale delle relinioni alternative

"Radical Rhetoric and Mystical Religion in America's Late Vietnam War Era." Religion 23 no.1 (January, 1993):45-60.

(second author with Robert H. Cartwright). "Social Control in Alternative Religions: a Familial Perspective." Sociological Analysis. (Winter, 1992): 345-361.

"Slogan Chanters to Mantra Chanters: A Mertonian Deviance Analysis of Conversion to the Religious Organizations of the Early 1970s." Sociological Analysis 49 no.2 (1988): 104-118; Edited reprint in Sights on the Sixties, edited by Barbara L. Tischler. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 1992.

"Deviance Labelling and Normative Strategies in the Canadian 'New Religions/Countercult' Debate," Canadian Journal of Sociology 15 no.4 (1990): 393-416.

"Puritan Radicalism and the New Religious Organizations: Seventeenth Century England and Contemporary America," Comparative Social Research 10, (1987): 3-46.

Encyclopedia Articles

(first author with Ashley Samaha.) 2015. “Deconversion.” Vocabulary for the Study of Religion, Volume 1. Edited by Kocku von Stuckrad and Robert Segal. Leiden: E.J. Brill: 387-392; http://referenceworks.brillonline.com/entries/vocabulary-for-the-study-of-religion/deconversion-COM_00000260

(co-author with Janet Klippenstein). 2008. “New Religions.” Encyclopedia of Love in World Religions, Volume 2. Edited by Yudit Kornberg Greenberg. Oxford: ABC Clio: 447-451.

(co-author with Susan Raine). “New Religious Movements.” Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics. Edited by E.K. Brown. Volume 8. 2nd Edition. Oxford: Elsevier, 2006: 608-611.

"Violence." The Encyclopedia of Religion and Society. Edited by William Swatos. London: Alta Mira Press, 1998: 540.

(with Melodie Campbell). "UFO/Flying Saucer Cults," The Encyclopedia of Religion and Society. Edited by William Swatos. London: Alta Mira Press, 1998: 531-532.

"Cults." The Encyclopedia of Sociology, Volume 1. Edited by Edgar F. Borgotta and Marie L. Borgotta. New York: Macmillian, 1992:402-404.

"Freemasonry," Canadian Encyclopedia, 2nd Edition. Edmonton, Alberta: Hurtig Publishers, 1988: 845.

"Crimes." The Encyclopedia of Religion and Society. Edited by William Swatos. London: Alta Mira Press, 1988: 121-122.

"Deviance." The Encyclopedia of Religion and Society. Edited by William Swatos. London: Alta Mira Press, 1988: 137-139.

Book Chapters

"Post-World War II New Religious Movements in the West." In The World's Religions: Continuities and Transformations. Edited by Peter Clarke and Peter Beyer. 2nd Edition. London: Routledge (2008): 501-519. 

(second author with Gordon Drever). "Gods From Afar," in Edmonton: The Life of a City. Edited by Bob Hesketh and Frances Swyripa. Edmonton: NeWest Press (1995): 275-282.

(coauthor with Charles Hobart). "Religion and Societies," in Introduction to Sociology, 2nd Edition. Edited by David Pierce and Bill Meloff. Scarborough, Ontario: Nelson Canada (1994): 311-339.

"New Religious Movements," in The Sociology of Religion: A Canadian Focus. Edited by Ted Hewitt. New York: Butterworths, 1993: 83-106.

"Slogan Chanters to Mantra Chanters: A Deviance Analysis of Youth Religious Conversion in the Early 1970s." Edited reprint in Sights on the Sixties, edited by Barbara L. Tischler. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 1992: 121-257.

Academic Press

(co-author with Theresa Krebs). "Clarifying Contentious Issues: A Rejoinder to Melton, Shupe, and Lewis." Skeptic No.1 (1999):21-26.

(co-author with Theresa Krebs). "When Scholars Know Sin: Alternative Religions and their Academic Supporters." Skeptic 6 No.3 (1998): 36-44.

Above article in Italian:
Quando gli studiosi conoscono il peccato - Religioni Alternative e loro sostenitori accademici

Book Reviews

Douglas Curran, In Advance of the Landing: Folk Concepts of Outer Space. Sociological Analysis 49 no.2 (1988): 197-198. Popular Press: