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A reader in new religious movements

Author: George D Chryssides; Continuum International Publishing Group.
Publisher: London ; New York : Continuum, cop. 2006.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George D Chryssides; Continuum International Publishing Group.
ISBN: 0826461670 9780826461674 0826461689 9780826461681
OCLC Number: 1000024326
Description: VIII, 432 s. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgements List of abbreviations Introduction PART 1: NEW RELIGIOUS MOVEMENTS 1. Brahma Kumaris 2. Church Universal and Triumphant 3. The Family (formerly Children of God) 4. The Family Federation for World Peace and Unification (formerly the Unification Church) 5. The Friends of the Western Buddhist Order 6. The International Society for Krishna Consciousness 7. Osho / Rajneesh 8. The Radlian Movement PART 2: READINGS 1. Origins and founder-leaders 2. Key writings and scriptures 3. Predicament 4. Worldviews 5. Lifestyle 6. Spiritual practice 7. Social issues 8. Organisation 9. Ultimate goal PART 3: RESPONSES Introduction 1. Counselling and monitoring organisations 2. Official reports: governmental 3. New religions and the Churches Glossary of terms Bibliography
Responsibility: edited by George D. Chryssides and Margaret Z. Wilkins.


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