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The invention of sacred tradition

Author: James R Lewis; Olav Hammer
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Examines the phenomenon of 'invented traditions' in religions from ancient times to the present day.

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James R Lewis; Olav Hammer
ISBN: 9780521864794 0521864798
OCLC Number: 154706390
Description: xi, 306 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction / Olav Hammer and James R. Lewis --
Scientology, scripture and sacred tradition / Mikael Rothstein --
'He may be lying but what he says is true' : the sacred tradition of Don Juan as reported by Carlos Castaneda, anthropologist, trickster, guru, allegorist / Charlotte E. Hardman --
The invention of sacred tradition : Mormonism / Douglas J. Davies --
Antisemitism, conspiracy culture, Christianity, and Islam : the history and contemporary religious significance of the 'Protocols of the learned elders of Zion' / Christopher Partridge and Ron Geaves The invention of a counter-tradition : the case of the North American anti-cult movement / David G. Bromley and Douglas E. Cowan --
'Heavenly deception' Sun Myung Moon and Divine principle / George D. Chryssides --
'Forgery' in the New Testament / Einar Thomassen --
Three phases of inventing Rosicrucian tradition in the seventeenth century / Susanna Åkerman --
A name for all and no one: Zoroaster as a figure of authorization and a screen of ascription / Michael Stausberg --
The peculiar sleep : receiving The Urantia book / Sarah Lewis --
Ontology of the past and its materialization in Tibetan treasures / Holly Gayley --
Pseudo-Dionysius : the mediation of sacred traditions / Kevin Corrigan and Michael Harrington --
Spurious attribution of the Hebrew Bible / Philip R. Davies --
Inventing paganisms: making nature / Graham Harvey.
Responsibility: edited by James R. Lewis and Olav Hammer.
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Review of the hardback: '... this book offers a wealth of descriptive material on an important aspect of invented religious traditions; it offers many insightful interpretive claims; and it provides Read more...

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