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New religious movements in the twenty-first century : legal, political, and social challenges in global perspective

Author: Phillip Charles Lucas; Thomas Robbins
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2004.
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Examines the urgent and important issues facing new religions in their political, legal and religious contexts in global perspective. With essays from prominent new religious movement scholars, this  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Phillip Charles Lucas; Thomas Robbins
ISBN: 0415965764 9780415965767 0415965772 9780415965774 9780203508329 0203508327
OCLC Number: 53131769
Description: xi, 364 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction. Alternative religions, the state, and the globe / Thomas Robbins --
pt. 1. Western Europe. General overview of the "cult scene" in Great Britain / Eileen Barker --
Religious minorities and new religious movements in Denmark / Armin W. Geertz and Mikael Rothstein --
France's obsession with the "sectarian threat" / Danièle Hervieu-Léger --
The secte response to religious discrimination : subversives, martyrs, or freedom fighters in the French sect wars? / Susan J. Palmer --
Italy's surprisingly favorable environment for religious minorities / Massimo Introvigne --
New religions in Germany : the publicity of the public square / Brigitte Schoen --
pt. 2. Eastern Europe and Eurasia. New religions in the new Russia / Marat Shterin --
New religious minorities in the Baltic States / Solveiga Krumina-Konkova --
Crushing Wahhabi fundamentalists in Central Asia and the Caucasus : subplot to the global struggle against Al Qa'ida or suppression of legitimate religious opposition? / Brian Glyn Williams --
pt. 3. Africa, Asia, and Australia. Prophets, "false prophets," and the African state : emergent issues of religious freedom and conflict / Rosalind I.J. Hackett --
Religion on a leash : NRMs and the limits of Chinese freedom / Scott Lowe --
Consensus shattered : Japanese paradigm shift and moral panic in the post-Aum era / Ian Reader --
New religions in Australia : public menace or societal salvation? / James T. Richardson. pt. 4. North and South Americas. The mainstreaming of alternative spirituality in Brazil / Robert T. Carpenter --
The fate of NRMs and their detractors in twenty-first century America / J. Gordon Melton --
New religions and the anticult movement in Canada / Irving Hexham and Karla Poewe --
pt. 5. Theoretical considerations. New religious movements and globalization / James A. Beckford --
Apocalypse 9/11 / John R. Hall --
Establishments and sects in the Islamic world / Mark Sedgwick --
Research on new religious movements in the post-9/11 world / Benjamin Zablocki and J. Anna Looney --
Cults, porn, and hate : convergent discourses on First Amendment restriction / Thomas Robbin and Dick Anthony --
Conclusion. The future of new and minority religions in the twenty-first century : religious freedom under global siege / Philip Charles Lucas.
Responsibility: edited by Phillip Charles Lucas and Thomas Robbins.
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