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New religious movements in global perspective : a study of religious change in the modern world

Author: Peter B Clarke
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work provides a complete guide to the global impact and cultural significance of new religious movements.

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter B Clarke
ISBN: 0415257476 9780415257473 0415257484 9780415257480 0203508335 9780203508336
OCLC Number: 65525917
Description: 385 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Part I: Global perspective, new age, and society's response --
New religious movements : a global perspective --
The new age movement (NAM) : alternative or mainstream? --
Accounting for hostility to new religious movements --
Part II: New religions in the west --
New religious movements in Europe --
New religious movements in North America --
New religious movements in Australia, New Zealand and Melanesia (New Guinea) --
Part III: the new religions of the Middle-East, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean --
New Islamic movements in North Africa and the Middle-East --
New religious movements in Africa South of the Sahara --
New religious movements in South and Central America and the Carribean --
Part IV: new religions of South, Southeast and East Asia --
New religious movements in South Asia (India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka) --
NRMs in South East Asia (Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia) --
East Asia (1): Japanese new religious movements --
East Asia (2): new religious movements in Japan, Taiwan and Korea --
Part V: conclusions --
Conclusion: the uncertain impact of old and new religions.
Responsibility: Peter B. Clarke.
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