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Controversial new religions.

Author: James R Lewis; Jesper Aagaard Petersen; Oxford University Press.
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
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Featuring the new religious movements (NRMs) that have attracted the most scholarly attention over the past few years, this text includes groups such as the Branch Davidians, Heaven's Gate and Falun Gong, explaining their ethos and beliefs, as well as examining more controversial accusations.
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Controversial new religions.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2005
(DLC) 2003024374
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James R Lewis; Jesper Aagaard Petersen; Oxford University Press.
ISBN: 019515682X 9780195156829 9781429438391 1429438398
OCLC Number: 191826256
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Introduction / James R. Lewis and Jesper Aagaard Petersen --
1. A family for the twenty-first century / James D. Chancellor --
2. Spirit revelation and the Unification Church / James A. Beverley --
3. Reconstructing reality : conspiracy theories about Jonestown / Rebecca Moore --
4. Explaining militarization at Waco : the construction and convergence of the warfare narrative / Stuart A. Wright --
5. Family development and change in the Hare Krishna Movement / E. Burke Rochford, Jr. --
6. When leaders dissolve : considering controversy and stagnation in the Osho Rajneesh Movement / Marion S. Goldman --
7. Soka Gakkai : searching for the mainstream / Robert Kisala --
8. Aum Shinrikyo and the Aum incident : a critical introduction / Martin Repp --
9. The Falun Gong : a new religious movement in post-Mao China / David Ownby --
10. Notes on the Aumist religion / PierLuigi Zoccatelli. 11. Inventing L. Ron Hubbard : on the construction and maintenance of the hagiographic mythology of Scientology's founder / Dorthe Refslund Christensen --
12. The theosophical society / James A. Santucci --
13. The Solar Temple "transits" : beyond the millennialist hypothesis / James R. Lewis --
14. From Atlantis to America : JZ Knight encounters Ramtha / Gail M. Harley --
15. Heart and soul : a qualitative look at the ethos of the movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness / Diana G. Tumminia --
16. "Come on up, and I will show thee" : Heaven's Gate as a postmodern group / George D. Chryssides --
17. The Raelian Movement : concocting controversy, seeking social legitimacy / Susan Palmer --
18. White racist religions in the United States : from Christian identity to Wolf Age pagans / Mattias Gardell --
19. Modern Satanism : dark doctrines and black flames / Jesper Aagaard Petersen.
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Collects papers on specific New Religious Movements (NRMs). Among the movements profiled are such groups as the Branch Davidians, Heaven's Gate, Aum Shinrikyo, Solar Temple, Scientology, Falun Gong  Read more...

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