New Religions As Global Cultures

Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 0429967241
Pages : 208 pages
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Download or read book New Religions As Global Cultures written by Irving Hexham and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2018-02-12 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Although the Great Anti-Cult Crusade links new religious movements to dangerous cults, brainwashing, and the need for deprogramming, Karla Poewe and Irving Hexham argue that many cults are the product of a dynamic interaction between folk religions and the teachings of traditional world religions. Drawing on examples from Africa, the United States, Asia, and Europe, they suggest that few new religions are really new. Most draw on rich, if localized, cultural traditions that are shaped anew by the influence of technological change and international linkages. With the widespread loss of belief in biblical mythology in the nineteenth century, new mythologies based on science and elements derived from various non-Western religious traditions emerged, leading to the growth and popularity of new religions and cults.

Japanese New Religions in Global Perspective

Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1136828729
Pages : 351 pages
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Download or read book Japanese New Religions in Global Perspective written by Peter B Clarke and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-11-05 with total page 351 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Since the 1960s virtually every part of the world has seen the arrival and establishment of Japanese new religious movements, a process that has followed quickly on the heels of the most active period of Japanese economic expansion overseas. This book examines the nature and extent of this religious expansion outside Japan.

Perspectives on New Religious Movements

Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
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ISBN : 1474281001
Pages : 256 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (474 users)

Download or read book Perspectives on New Religious Movements written by John A. Saliba and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2016-10-06 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book provides a dispassionate analysis of new religious movements, charting their growth and examining them from a variety of perspectives – sociological, psychological, legal and theological. Saliba then questions whether or not membership harms those who join these new movements and assesses the charge that they 'brainwash' their adherents.

Understanding New Religious Movements

Publisher : AltaMira Press
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ISBN : 0585483108
Pages : 312 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (585 users)

Download or read book Understanding New Religious Movements written by John A Saliba and published by AltaMira Press. This book was released on 2004-09-08 with total page 312 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Discussions of any religion can easily raise passions. But arguments tend to become even more heated when the religion under discussion is characterized as new. Divisions around the study of new religious movements (NRMs), or cults, or nontraditional or alternative or emergent religions are so acute that there is even controversy over what to call them. John Saliba strives to bring balance to these discussions by offering perspectives on new religions from different academic perspectives: history, psychology, sociology, law, theology, and counseling. This approach provides rich descriptions of a broad range of movements while demonstrating how the differing aims of the disciplines can create much of the controversy around NRMs. The new second edition has been updated and revised throughout and includes a new foreword by noted historian of religion, J. Gordon Melton. For classes in religion or the social sciences, or for interested individuals, Understanding New Religious Movements offers the most objective introduction possible.

Encyclopedia of New Religious Movements

Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1134499698
Pages : 720 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (134 users)

Download or read book Encyclopedia of New Religious Movements written by Peter Clarke and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2004-03-01 with total page 720 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: New Religious Movements (NRMs) can involve vast numbers of followers and in many cases are radically changing the way people understand and practice religion and spirituality. Moreover, many are having a profound impact on the form and content of mainstream religion. The Encyclopedia of New Religious Movements provides uniquely global coverage of the phenomenon, with entries on over three-hundred movement from almost every country in the world. Coverage includes movements that derive from the major religions of the world and to neo-traditional movements, movements often overlooked in the study of NRMs. In addition to the coverage of particular movements there are also entries on topics, themes, key thinkers and key ideas, for example the New Age Movement, Neo-Paganism, New Religion and gender, NRMs and cyberspace, NRMs and the law, the Anti-Cult Movement, Swedenborg, Jung, Teilhard de Chardin, Lovelock, Gurdjieff, al-Banna, Qutb. The marked global approach and comprehensiveness of the encyclopedia enable an appreciation of the innovative energy of NRMs, of their extraordinary diversity, and the often surprising ways in which they can propagate geographically. The most ambitions publication of its sort, the Encyclopedia of New Religious Movements is a major addition to the reference literature for students and researchers of the field in religious studies and the social sciences. Entries are cross-referenced with short bibliographies for further reading. There is a full index.

Bibliography of Japanese New Religious Movements

Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1134249780
Pages : 286 pages
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Download or read book Bibliography of Japanese New Religious Movements written by Peter B Clarke and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-12-16 with total page 286 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Containing some 1500 entries, this new bibliography will be widely welcomed for its comprehensive brief, and for the sub-section profiling principal NRMs convering history, beliefs and practices, main publications, braches worldwide and membership.

Cults, New Religions and Religious Creativity (Routledge Revivals)

Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 113682622X
Pages : 153 pages
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Download or read book Cults, New Religions and Religious Creativity (Routledge Revivals) written by Geoffrey Nelson and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2011-03-31 with total page 153 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The twentieth century has been marked by an unprecedented outburst of religious activity on a world-wide scale, and in particular by a mushrooming of numerous religious movements. This work, first published in 1987, takes a fresh approach to the understanding of this phenomenon, an approach which takes into account new concepts of human nature and of religion.

New Religious Movements in the Twenty-First Century

Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1135889015
Pages : 382 pages
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Download or read book New Religious Movements in the Twenty-First Century written by Phillip Charles Lucas and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2004-06-01 with total page 382 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: New Religious Movements in the 21st Century is the first volume to examine the urgent and important issues facing new religions in their political, legal and religious contexts in global perspective. With essays from prominent NRM scholars and usefully organized into four regional areas covering Western Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia, Russia and Eastern Europe, and North and South America, as well as a concluding section on the major themes of globalization and terrorist violence, this book provides invaluable insight into the challenges facing religion in the twenty-first century. An introduction by Tom Robbins provides an overview of the major issues and themes discussed in the book.

New Religions in Global Perspective

Publisher : Psychology Press
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ISBN : 9780415257473
Pages : 416 pages
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Download or read book New Religions in Global Perspective written by Peter Bernard Clarke and published by Psychology Press. This book was released on 2006 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume provides a complete guide to the global impact and cultural significance of new religious movements.

New Religions and the Nazis

Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1134437463
Pages : 217 pages
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Download or read book New Religions and the Nazis written by Karla Poewe and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2004-06-01 with total page 217 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book sheds light on an important but neglected part of Nazi history – the contribution of new religions to the emergence of Nazi ideology in 1920s and 1930s Germany. Post –World War I conditions threw Germans into major turmoil. The loss of the war, the Weimar Republic and the punitive Treaty of Versailles all caused widespread discontent and resentment. As a result Germans generally and intellectuals specifically took political, paramilitary, and religious matters into their own hands to achieve national regeneration. Taken together such cultural figures as Jakob Wilhelm Hauer, Mathilde Ludendorff, Ernst Bergmann, Hans F.K. Günther, and nationalist writers like Hans Grimm created a mind-set that swept across Germany like a tidal wave. By fusing politics, religion, theology, Indo-Aryan metaphysics, literature and Darwinian science they intended to craft a new, genuinely German faith-based political community. What emerged instead was an anti-Semitic totalitarian political regime known as National Socialism. Looking at modern paganism as well as the established Church, Karla Poewe reveals that the new religions founded in the pre-Nazi and Nazi years, especially Jakob Hauer’s German Faith Movement, present a model for how German fascism distilled aspects of religious doctrine into political extremism. New Religions and the Nazis addresses one of the most important questions of the twentieth century – how and why did Germans come to embrace National Socialism? Researched from original documents, letters and unpublished papers, including the SS personnel files held in the German Federal Archives, it is an absorbing and fresh approach to the difficulties raised by this deeply significant period of history.

Cults and New Religions

Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
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ISBN : 1118723503
Pages : 248 pages
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Download or read book Cults and New Religions written by Douglas E. Cowan and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2015-04-27 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This unparalleled introduction to cults and new religiousmovements has been completely up-dated and expanded to reflect thelatest developments; each chapter reviews the origins, leaders,beliefs, rituals and practices of a NRM, highlighting the specificcontroversies surrounding each group. A fully updated, revised and expanded edition of anunparalleled introduction to cults and new religious movements Profiles a number of the most visible, significant, andcontroversial new religious movements, presenting eachgroup’s history, doctrines, rituals, leadership, andorganization Offers a discussion of the major controversies in which newreligious movements have been involved, using each profiled groupto illustrate the nature of one of those controversies Covers debates including what constitutes an authenticreligion, the validity of claims of brainwashing techniques, theimplications of experimentation with unconventional sexualpractices, and the deeply rooted cultural fears that cultsengender New sections include methods of studying new religions in eachchapter as well as presentations on ‘groups towatch’

New Religions

Publisher : Infobase Publishing
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ISBN : 1438106459
Pages : 237 pages
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Download or read book New Religions written by Carol S. Matthews and published by Infobase Publishing. This book was released on 2009 with total page 237 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Discusses eight new religious movements throughout the world including the Baha'i faith, the New Kadampa Tradition and Raelians.

Democracy and the New Religious Pluralism

Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN : 9780198041979
Pages : 352 pages
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Download or read book Democracy and the New Religious Pluralism written by Thomas Banchoff and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2007-06-07 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Religious pluralism is everywhere in today's politics. Increased immigration flows, the collapse of communism, and the globalization of communications technologies have all fostered a wider variety of religious beliefs, practices, and organizations within and across democratic societies. This is true in both the United States and Europe, where growing and diverse minority communities are transforming the political landscape. As a result, controversies over such things as headscarves and depictions of Mohammed are unsettling a largely secular Europe, while a Christian majority in the US faces familiar questions about church-state relations amidst unprecedented religious diversity. Far from receding into the background, religious language pervades arguments around established issues such as abortion and capital punishment, and new ones such as stem cell research and same-sex marriage. In Democracy and the New Religious Pluralism, leading scholars from multiple disciplines explore these dynamics and their implications for democratic theory and practice. What are the contours of this new religious pluralism? What are its implications for the theory and practice of democracy? Does increasing religious pluralism erode the cultural and social foundations of democracy? To what extent do different religious communities embrace similar -- or at least compatible -- ethical and political commitments? By seeking answers to these questions and revealing religious pluralism as both a source of animosity and a potent force for peaceful engagement, this book offers a revealing look at the future of religion in democratic societies.

Controversial New Religions

Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN : 0199394369
Pages : 480 pages
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Download or read book Controversial New Religions written by James R. Lewis and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2014-07-16 with total page 480 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In terms of public opinion, new religious movements are considered controversial for a variety of reasons. Their social organization often runs counter to popular expectations by experimenting with communal living, alternative leadership roles, unusual economic dispositions, and new political and ethical values. As a result the general public views new religions with a mixture of curiosity, amusement, and anxiety, sustained by lavish media emphasis on oddness and tragedy rather than familiarity and lived experience. This updated and revised second edition of Controversial New Religions offers a scholarly, dispassionate look at those groups that have generated the most attention, including some very well-known classical groups like The Family, Unification Church, Scientology, and Jim Jones's People's Temple; some relative newcomers such as the Kabbalah Centre, the Order of the Solar Temple, Branch Davidians, Heaven's Gate, and the Falun Gong; and some interesting cases like contemporary Satanism, the Raelians, Black nationalism, and various Pagan groups. Each essay combines an overview of the history and beliefs of each organization or movement with original and insightful analysis. By presenting decades of scholarly work on new religious movements written in an accessible form by established scholars as well as younger experts in the field, this book will be an invaluable resource for all those who seek a view of new religions that is deeper than what can be found in sensationalistic media stories.

Historical Dictionary of New Religious Movements

Publisher : Scarecrow Press
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ISBN : 0810879670
Pages : 416 pages
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Download or read book Historical Dictionary of New Religious Movements written by George D. Chryssides and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2011-11-25 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this newly updated second edition of the Historical Dictionary of New Religious Movements, George D. Chryssides traces the rise and development of new religious movements throughout the world. An updated introduction summarizes the phenomenon of new religious movements and lays out the changes to the dictionary since the 2001 edition, while the main body of the dictionary consists of close to 600 cross-referenced entries on key figures, ideas, themes, and places related to various new religious movements. An index organizes the information in the dictionary, and a comprehensive bibliography leads the researcher to further sources.

Money and Power in the New Religions

Publisher : Edwin Mellen Press
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Pages : 460 pages
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Download or read book Money and Power in the New Religions written by James T. Richardson and published by Edwin Mellen Press. This book was released on 1988 with total page 460 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume comprises a collection of essays focusing on the interaction of material and ideological or theological elements in some of the new religions or cults that have achieved prominence in recent years. Included are case studies showing how several of these groups have been greatly influenced by material concerns. Among the new religions or cults examined are Mormonism, the Unification Church (Moonies), Hare Krishna, the Love Family, the English Rajneesh commune, est, Transcendental Meditation, 3HO, Divine Light Mission, and Centerpoint (a New Zealand group).

The Challenge of the Cults and New Religions

Publisher : Zondervan
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ISBN : 0310829062
Pages : 392 pages
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Download or read book The Challenge of the Cults and New Religions written by Ron Rhodes and published by Zondervan. This book was released on 2009-08-30 with total page 392 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Cults and New Religions Aren’t Hard to FindThey’re in your neighborhood . . . your workplace . . . your school . . . maybe even your family.Cults are flourishing across America. Chances are, you’ve encountered one, perhaps even know someone who is involved in a cult. Can you discuss knowledgably the critical differences between Christianity and the teachings of Mormonism, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Scientology, the New Age movement, Hindu-based cults, and other prominent groups and religious movements? In this essential resource, preeminent cult authority Ron Rhodes explains what cults are, why they are cause for concern, and why in the 21st century, as never before, their numbers and memberships are exploding nationally and worldwide. Drawing on his extensive experience as a cult researcher, Rhodes offers to-the-point, cutting-edge information on twelve major cults and new religions:MormonismJehovah’s WitnessesMind SciencesNew Age MovementChurch of ScientologyHindu-based CultsUnification ChurchBaha’i FaithUnitarian UniversalismOneness PentecostalismMasonic LodgeSatanismLearning the distinctives of these groups will equip you to deal with any of the thousands of other less significant cults you may encounter. The Challenge of the Cults and New Religion includes Color photosScripture IndexSubject IndexGlossaryBibliographyAnd your resources don’t end at the last page. You can supplement your knowledge whenever you choose by visiting the author’s Web site at www.ronrhodes.org for free, thorough, up-to-the-minute information on each cult discussed in the book.If you’re concerned for the temporal and eternal welfare of others, The Challenge of the Cults is a must. It will help you confront the deception of false Christs and lying doctrines with the clear, well-grounded truth of biblical Christianity.