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The Oxford handbook of new religious movements

Author: James R Lewis
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
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The Oxford Handbook of New Religious Movements both covers the current state of the field and breaks new ground. Its contributors, drawn form both sociology and religious studies, are leading figures in the study of NRMs.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James R Lewis
ISBN: 9780195369649 0195369645 0195149866 9780195149869
OCLC Number: 51613860
Description: xv, 544 pages ; 26 cm
Contents: Overview / James R. Lewis --
An Introduction to New Religions / J. Gordon Melton --
Part I. Modernization and new religions --
Alternative Spiritualities, New Religions, and the Reenchantment of the West / Christopher Partridge --
The Sociocultural Significance of Modern New Religious Movements / Lorne L. Dawson --
Science and Religion in the New Religions / Mikael Rothstein --
Virtually Religious : New Religious Movements and the World Wide Web / Douglas E. Cowan and Jeffrey K. Hadden --
Part II. Social conflict --
Violence and New Religious Movements / David G. Bromley --
Legal Dimensions of New Religions / James T. Richardson --
The North American Anti-Cult Movement : Vicissitudes of Success and Failure / Anson Shupe, David G. Bromley, and Susan E. Darnell --
Something Peculiar about France : Anti-Cult Campaigns in Western Europe and French Religious Exceptionalism / Massimo Introvigne --
Satanism and Ritual Abuse / Philip Jenkins --
Conversion and "Brainwashing" in New Religious Movements / Dick Anthony and Thomas Robbins --
Leaving the Fold : Disaffiliating from New Religious Movements / David G. Bromley --
Part III. Social and psychological dimensions --
Psychology and the New Religious Movements / John A. Saliba --
Millennialism / Richard Landes --
The Mythic Dimensions of New Religious Movements : Function, Reality Construction, and Process / Diana G. Tumminia and R. George Kirkpatrick --
Women in New Religious Movements / Susan J. Palmer --
Children in New Religious Movements / Charlotte E. Hardman --
Part IV. Neo-Pagans, UFOs, and Other Heterodoxies --
Waiting for the "Big Beam" : UFO Religions and "Ufological" Themes in New Religious Movements / Andreas Grünschloss --
Esotericism in New Religious Movements / Olav Hammer --
The Dynamics of Alternative Spirituality : Seekers, Networks, and "New Age" / Steven J. Sutcliffe --
New Religions in East Asia / Michael Pye --
Witches, Wiccans, and Neo-Pagans : A Review of Current Academic Treatments of Neo-Paganism / Sian Lee Reid and Shelley TSivia Rabinovitch.
Other Titles: New religious movements
Responsibility: edited by James R. Lewis.
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The study of New Religious Movement (NRMs) is one of the fastest growing areas of religious studies. In this title, core chapters deal with such central issues as conversion, the brainwashing debate,  Read more...

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