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Religious movements in contemporary America

Author: Irving I Zaretsky; Mark P Leone
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, [1974] ©1976
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines legal, linguistic, psychological, behavioral, ritual, and other aspects of established, recently founded, and imported marginal religious groups in the United States in terms of their roles and fuctions as indicators and causes of social change.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Irving I Zaretsky; Mark P Leone
ISBN: 9780691071862 0691071861
OCLC Number: 1046725
Description: xxxvi, 837 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The legitimation of marginal religions in the United States / Leo Pfeffer --
"The law knows no heresy" : marginal religious movements and the courts / John Richard Burkholder --
Uncovering ritual structures in Afro-American music / Morton Marks --
The psychology of the spiritual sermon / Bruce A. Rosenberg --
Ritualization : a study in texture and texture change / Mary Catherine Bateson --
In the beginning was the word : the relationship of language to social organization in spiritualist churches / Irving I. Zaretsky --
Cross-cultural perspectives on the religious uses of altered states of consciousness / Erika Bourguignon --
Prognosis : a new religion? / Felicitas D. Goodman --
Cocoon work : an interpretation of the concern of contemporary youth with the mystical / Raymond H. Prince --
Ritual, release, and orientation : maintenance of the self in the antinomian personality / Nathan Adler --
Sectarianism and psychosocial adjustment : a controlled comparison of Puerto Rican Pentecostals and Catholics / Vivian Garrison --
Spiritualists and shamans as psychotherapists : an account of original anthropological sin / E. Fuller Torrey --
A medium for mental health / Roger Lauer --
Magical therapy : an anthropological investigation of contemporary Satanism / Edward J. Moody --
Belief, ritual, and healing : New England spiritualism and Mexican-American spiritualism compared / June Macklin --
Ideological support for the marginal middle class : faith healing and glossolalia / E. Mansell Pattison --
The Hare Krishna movement / J. Stillson Judah --
The Meher Baba movement : its effect on post-adolescent social alienation / Dick Anthony and Thomas Robbins --
Latter-Day sense and substance / Janet L. Dolgin --
Reasonably fantastic : some perspectives on Scientology, science fiction, and occultism / Harriet Whitehead --
The historical study of marginal American religious movements / John F. Wilson --
Culture crises and new religious movements : a paradigmatic statement of a theory of cults / Allan W. Eister --
Towards a sociology of the occult : notes on modern witchcraft / Marcello Truzzi --
The deprivation and disorganization theories of social movements / Virginia H. Hine --
Pentecostalism : revolution or counter-revolution? / Luther P. Gerlach --
"Publish" or perish : negro Jehovah's Witness adaptation in the ghetto / Lee R. Cooper --
The economic basis for the evolution of Mormon religion / Mark P. Leone.
Responsibility: edited by Irving I. Zaretsky and Mark P. Leone.
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Examines legal, linguistic, psychological, behavioral, ritual, and other aspects of established, recently founded, and imported marginal religious groups in the United States in terms of their roles and fuctions as indicators and causes of social change.

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