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Prophets and Protons : New Religious Movements and Science in Late Twentieth-Century America.

Author: Benjamin E Zeller
Publisher: New York : NYU Press, 2010.
Series: New and Alternative Religions.
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By the twentieth century, science had become so important that religious traditions had to respond to it. Emerging religions, still led by a living founder to guide them, responded with a clarity and focus that illuminates other larger, more established religions' understandings of science. The Hare Krishnas, the Unification Church, and Heaven's Gate each found distinct ways to incorporate major findings of modern  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Zeller, Benjamin E.
Prophets and Protons : New Religious Movements and Science in Late Twentieth-Century America.
New York : NYU Press, ©2010
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin E Zeller
ISBN: 9780814797495 0814797490
OCLC Number: 779828439
Notes: About the Author.
Description: 1 online resource (238 pages).
Contents: Acknowledgments; Introduction; PART I: SCIENCE AND THE UNIFICATION CHURCH; Introduction; 1 Science and the Foundation of Unificationism; 2 Science and the American Unification Church; PART II: SCIENCE AND THE HARE KRI SHNA MOVEMENT; Introduction; 3 Science and the Foundation of the Hare Krishnas; 4 Science and the Expansion of ISKCON; PART III: SCIENCE AND HEAVEN'S GATE; Introduction; 5 Science and the Foundation of Heaven's Gate; 6 Science and the End of Heaven's Gate; Conclusion; Notes; Works Cited; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y.
Series Title: New and Alternative Religions.

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A new exploration of how religions respond to science in our modern world.  Read more...

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"Clearly and carefully written, Zeller's work offers a fascinating, thoughtful reflection on the complexity of the relationship between science and religion in the modern world."-R. Scott Read more...

 
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