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Exploring new religions

Exploring new religions

Author: George D Chryssides
Publisher: London ; New York : Cassell, 1999.
Series: Issues in contemporary religion.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
An objective, well-researched history of contemporary new religions and cults. New religious movements - popularly known as cults - arouse strong public opinion and most books on the subject are polemical, giving hostile reaction rather than informed exploration. Exploring New Religions provides an account of a wide variety of new religions, focusing on their origins, beliefs and practices, which are set out in a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Chryssides, George D., 1945-
Exploring new religions.
London ; New York : Cassell, 1999
(DLC) 99030475
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: George D Chryssides
ISBN: 9780304336517 0304336513 9780304336524 0304336521 0826459595 9780826459596 0826438903 9780826438904 9786611783945 6611783946 1281783943 9781281783943
OCLC Number: 319493623
Language Note: English.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (x, 405 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Methodological issues --
The 'suicide cults' --
The old new religions --
New religions in the Hindu tradition --
New forms of Buddhism --
Independent new religions --
The Human Potential Movement --
New Age, witchcraft and Paganism --
The counter-cult movement.
Series Title: Issues in contemporary religion.
Responsibility: George D. Chryssides.


This account of a wide variety of new religions focuses on their origins, beliefs and practices in a dispassionate way, leaving readers to form their own value judgements.  Read more...


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"General readers, sixth-formers and first-year university students might value it as a ground-clearing exercise prior to more detailed sociological or theological analyses." Reviewed in Theology, Read more...

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