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Introduction to new and alternative religions in America

Author: Eugene V Gallagher; W Michael Ashcraft
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2006.
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Most new or alternative religions are gravely misunderstood by members of the religious mainstream. This set rectifies the situation by presenting comprehensive accounts of various religious  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Introduction to new and alternative religions in America.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2006
(DLC) 2006022954
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Eugene V Gallagher; W Michael Ashcraft
ISBN: 9780313050787 0313050783 0313050791 9780313050794 0313050805 9780313050800 0313050813 9780313050817 0313050821 9780313050824 031305083X 9780313050831
OCLC Number: 230763437
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (5 volumes)
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: v. 1. History and controversies: Introduction / Eugene V. Gallagher and W. Michael Ashcraft --
New religious movements in American history / Timothy Miller --
Leadership in new religious movements / Eugene V. Gallagher --
Affiliation and disaffiliation careers in new religious movements / David G. Bromley --
New religious movements and the law / James T. Richardson --
New religious movements and globalization / Jeffrey Kaplan --
Critiquing cults: a historical perspective / J. Gordon Melton --
Evangelical Christian countercult movement / Douglas E. Cowan --
New religious movements and violence / Catherine Wessinger --
Gender in new and alternative religions / Mary Farrell Bednarowski --
Children in new religious movements: the Mormon experience / Michael Homer --
Same-sex eroticism and gender fluidity in new and alternative religions / Medissa M. Wilcox --
Millennial destiny: a history of millennialism in America / Dereck Daschke --
v. 2. Jewish and Christian traditions: Introduction / Eugene V, Gallagher and W. Michael Ashcraft --
The Shakers / Suzanne Thurman --
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints / Terryl L. Givens --
The Adventist tradition / Douglas Morgan --
Jehovah's Witnesses / David L. Widdle --
Christian Science / John K. Simmons --
Peoples Temple: a typical cult? / Rebecca Moore --
The Children of God [now known as] The Family / James D. Chandler --
The Branch Dividians / Eugene V. Gallagher --
Christian Identity: an American millennial mythology / Philip Lamy --
Judaism and Christianity Unite! ; the unique culture of Messianic Judaism / Yaakov Ariel --
v. 3. Metaphysical, New Age, and neopagan movements: Introduction / Eugene V. Gallagher and W. Michael Ashcraft --
Sweden- borgianism / Jane Williams-Hogan --
Spiritualism / Robert S. Cox --
The Theosophical Society / Robert Ellwood --
The American New Thought Movement / Dell deChant --
North American Esotericism / Arthur Versluis --
Eckankar / David Christopher Lane --
The New Age: a Twentieth Century movement / Susan Love Brown --
Contemporary Shamanism / Dagmar Wernitznig --
The worship of the goddess in feminist spirituality in the United States / Cynthia Eller --
Wives, witchcraft, and modern paganism / Douglas E. Cowan --
Learning about paganism / Helen A. Berger --
New and alternative religions in the United States: ritual and neopaganism / Adrian Harris and M. Macha NightMare --
v. 4. Asian traditions: Introduction / Eugene V. Gallagher and W. Michael Ashcraft --
The Vedanta Society / Robin Rinehart --
The Hari Krishna movement: beginnings, change, and transformation / E. Burke Rochford, Jr. --
Soka Gakkai: a human revolution / David W. Machacek --
From Guru Maharaj Ji to Prem Rawat: paradign shifts over the period of 40 years as a "Master" (1966-2006) / Ben Geaves --
Adidam / Scott Lowe --
Buddhism in America / Jeff Wilson --
Tibetan Buddhism in the United States / Daniel Cozort --
The Unification Church/Movement in the United States / Michael L. Mickler --
The Baha'is of the United States / Robert H. Stockman --
v. 5. African diaspora traditions and other American innovations: Introduction / Eugene V. Gallagher and W. Michael Ashcraft --
Part I: The Nation of Islam / Nora L. Rubel --
Alternative to "Religion" in an African American Islamic community: the Five Percent Nation of Gods and Earth / Kathleen Malone O'Connor --
Black Israelites aka Black Jews aka Black Hebrews: Black Israe lism, Black Judaism, Judaic Christianity / Jacob Dorman --
Santeria / Mary Ann Clark --
Rastafarianism / Dawn L. Hutchinson --
Vodou in the United States: the case of New Orleans / Ina Johanna Fandrich --
Part II: Satanism and the Church of Jesus / Eugene V. Gallagher --
The Church of Scientology / Douglas E. Cowan and David G. Bromley --
Heaven's Gate / Rosamond C. Rodman --
UFO(s and) religion / Brenda Denzler --
The Raelian Movement / George D. Chryssides --
New and alternative religions in American / Bron Taylor and Joseph Dylan Witt.
Responsibility: edited by Eugene V. Gallagher and W. Michael Ashcraft.
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"Edited by Gallagher and Ashcraft, this work consists of five volumes with topics ranging from New Religious Movements in Colonial America in volume 1 to UFOs and Religion near the end of volume 5. Read more...

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