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Controversial new religions

Author: James R Lewis; Jesper Aagaard Petersen
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
The groups covered are: The Family - Unification Church - People's Temple - Branch Davidians - ISKCON (Hare Krishnas) - Osho Rajineesh - Soka Gakkai - Aum Shinrikyo - Falun Gong - Aumism - Scientology - Theosophy - Order of the Solar Temple - Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness - Heaven's Gate - Raelians - White Racist Religions - Satanism.

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James R Lewis; Jesper Aagaard Petersen
ISBN: 019515682X 9780195156829 0195156838 9780195156836
OCLC Number: 53398162
Description: xii, 483 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I. Groups in the Christian Tradition --
A Family for the 21st Century / James Chancellor --
Spirit Revelation and the Unification Church / James A. Beverley --
Reconstructing Reality : Conspiracy Theories About Jonestown / Rebecca Moore --
Explaining Militarization at Waco : The Construction and Convergence of the Warfare Narrative / Stuart A. Wright --
Part II. Asian and Asian-Inspired Groups --
Family Development and Change in the Hare Krishna Movement / E. Burke Rochford, Jr. --
When Leaders Dissolve : Considering Controversy and Stagnation in the Osho Rajneesh Movement / Marion S. Goldman --
Soka Gakkai : Searching for the Mainstream / Robert Kisala --
Aum Shinrikyo and the Aum Incident : A Critical Introduction / Martin Repp --
The Falun Gong : A New Religious Movement in Post-Mao China / David Ownby --
Notes on the Aumist Religion / PierLuigi Zoccatelli --
Part III. Esoteric and New Age Groups --
Inventing L. Ron Hubbard : On the Construction and Maintenance of the Hagiographic Mythology of Scientology's Founder / Dorthe Refslund Christensen --
The Theosophical Society and Church Universal and Triumphant / James Santucci --
The Order of the Solar Temple and the Quest for the Absolute Sun / Marc Labelle --
From Atlantis to America : JZ Knight Encounters Ramtha / Gail M. Harley --
Heart and Soul : A Qualitative Look at the Ethos of the Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness / Diana G. Tumminia --
Part IV. Other Groups and Movements --
"Come on up, and I will show thee" : Heaven's Gate as a Post-modern Group / George D. Chryssides --
The Raelian Movement : Concocting Controversy, Seeking Social Legitimacy / Susan Palmer --
White Racist Religions in the United States : From Christian Identity to Wolf Age Pagans / Mattias Gardell --
Modern Satanism : Dark Doctrines and Black Flames / Jesper A. Petersen.
Responsibility: edited by James R. Lewis and Jesper Aagaard Petersen.
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Collects papers on specific New Religious Movements (NRMs). Among the movements profiled are such groups as the Branch Davidians, Heaven's Gate, Aum Shinrikyo, Solar Temple, Scientology, Falun Gong  Read more...


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