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UFO religions

Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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UFO Religions critically examines some of the fascinating issues surrounding UFO worship and gives a clear profile of modern UFO controversies and beliefs.

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Document Type: Book
ISBN: 0415263239 9780415263238 0415263247 9780415263245
OCLC Number: 51342721
Description: xvi, 383 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: PART I. INTRODUCTION --
Understanding UFO religions and abduction spiritualities / Christopher Partridge --
PART II. OBSERVING RELIGIONS --
Scientific creationism: a study of the Raëlian Church / George D. Chryssides --
When the archangel died: from revelation to routinisation of charisma in Unarius / Diana Tumminia --
Opening a channel to the stars: the origins and development of the Aetherius society / Simon G. Smith --
Legitimating suicide: Heaven's Gate and New Age ideology / James R. Lewis --
URANTIA book / Sarah Lewis --
United Nuwaubian nation of moors / Theodore Gabriel --
From extraterrestrials to ultraterrestrials: the evolution of the concept of Ashtar / Christopher Helland --
UFO faith and ufological discourses in Germany / Andreas Grünschlob --
Finnish UFO tradition, 1947-94 / Jaakko Närvä --
PART II. UNDERSTANDING NARRATIVES --
UFO religions and cargo cults / Garry W. Trompf --
Alien doubts: reading abduction narratives post-apocalyptically / Jodi Dean --
UFO beliefs as syncretistic components / Mikael Rothstein --
Apocalyptic and millenarian aspects of American UFOism / Daniel Wojcik --
Attitudes towards religion and science in the UFO movement in the United States / Brenda Denzler --
Jung on UFOs / Robert A. Segal --
Psychology of UFO phenomena / John A. Saliba.
Responsibility: edited by Christopher Partridge.
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"Organized in an easy-to-follow manner, the book analyzes new-age spiritualities and religions that integrate extraterrestrial contact into their core belief systems."-"Science & Theology, 01/2005

 
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