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New religions as global cultures : making the human sacred

Author: Irving Hexham; Karla O Poewe
Publisher: Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 1997.
Series: Explorations (Boulder, Colo.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hexham, Irving.
New religions as global cultures.
Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 1997
(OCoLC)605970813
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Irving Hexham; Karla O Poewe
ISBN: 0813325072 9780813325071 0813325080 9780813325088
OCLC Number: 36042135
Description: xiv, 194 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. The great anti-cult crusade --
2. From cults to new religions and global culture --
3. New religions as global cultures --
4. New religions and primal experiences --
5. Myths and mythological fragments --
6. Yogic and Abramic religions --
7. The membership process --
8. New religions : new visions --
9. How dangerous are new religions?
Series Title: Explorations (Boulder, Colo.)
Responsibility: Irving Hexham, Karla Poewe.
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"In the face of the popular crusade to link new religious movements to dangerous cults, brainwashing, and the need for deprogramming, Irving Hexham and Karla Poewe argue that many cults are in fact  Read more...

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