About the Author

Régis Dericquebourg is a professor of sociology of Religion at the University of Lille III, Lille, France. He holds a degree in psychology from the University of Paris and a doctorate in sociology from the University of Sorbonne and currently works with the National Center of Scientific Research.

Since 1972, Professor Dericquebourg has devoted himself to the study of minority religions, a project which he began by spending three years with the Jehovah’s Witnesses as an observer.