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Exploring new religious movements

Exploring new religious movements

essays in honour of Harold W. Turner

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Published by Mission Focus in Elkhart, IN .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Turner, Harold W.,
  • Religions.,
  • Africa -- Religion.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementedited by A.F. Walls and Wilbert R. Shenk on behalf of colleagues, students and friends in four continents.
    ContributionsTurner, Harold W., Walls, Andrew F., Shenk, Wilbert R.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvi, 215 p. :
    Number of Pages215
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19773549M
    ISBN 101877736082

    Cults of Unreason is a non-fiction book on atypical belief systems, written by Christopher Riche Evans, who was a noted computer scientist and an experimental psychologist. It was first published in the UK in by Harrap and in the United States in by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, in paperback in , by Delacorte Press, and in German, by Rowohlt, in Author: Christopher Riche Evans. Sects Or New Religious Movements: a Pastoral Challenge Co-published by the following: the Vatican Secretariat for Promoting Christian Unity, the Secretariat for Non-Christians, the Secretariat for.

    The academic study of new religious movements is known as new religions studies (NRS). The study draws from the disciplines of anthropology, psychiatry, history, psychology, sociology, religious studies, and theology. Eileen Barker noted that there are five sources. Since its inception around , the study of new religious movements (NRMs) has evolved into an established multidisciplinary field. At the same time, both the movements and the scholars who study them have been the subjects of intense controversy. In this book, a group of senior NRM scholars who have been instrumental in the development of the field offer pivotal essays in the form of Author: David G. Bromley.

    New Religious Movements, Challenge and Response Sometimes there is a powerful element of protest within this. It begins, perhaps, as a need to assert some form of independence from parental and societal values, to protest against being taken for granted and being treated as too young to influence the thinking of others. The movement may. Eileen Barker has compared these concepts to the notion of a deviancy amplification spiral in the media and its effects on new religious movements, and James Richardson has also discussed this effect.


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Many of the prominent 'cults' or new religious movements are discussed here. Chapters cover offshoot developments from the major religions and include well known groups such as the Mormons, Jehovas Witnesses and Hare Krishna. One chapter covers the 'death cults', and the last looks at the anti-cult by: "New Religious Movements: A Documentary Reader is an essential text for courses on new religions.

It combines well selected source materials with knowledgeable and accessible introductions. The appendix containing an essay by Douglas Cowan on the history of anticult and countercult movements is a very helpful addition."/5(4).

An objective, well-researched history of contemporary new religions and religious movements - Exploring new religious movements book known as cults - arouse strong public opinion and most books. This book edited by Ron Enroth is a good basic overview of religions Exploring new religious movements book referred to by evangelical Christians as "cults." Rather than use this term, however, as the title declares, it uses the term "New Religious Movements." This is a more recent term which does not carry with it the negative connotation as does the word cult.4/5(3).

In other words, the patterns typical of new religious movements are suggestive of how the old religious movements got their start. Short of a time machine, the study of contemporary new religious movements (cults) is as close as we are likely to get to witnessing the early beginnings, and evolution, of mature religions/5(6).

Exploring Religious Meaning. uses a rather modest set of theoretical tools that we have found useful in studying religion within a single society as well as in global context. These include a functional definition of religion adapted from such theologians, philosophers, and behavioral scientists as Martin Luther, Paul Tillich, H.

Richard Niebuhr, William Blackstone, and Clifford Geertz among Cited by: 4. New Religious Movements in the United States and Canada: A Critical Assessment and Annotated Bibliography; with an introductory essay by Robert S.

Ellwood, Jr. Westport: Greenwood Press, Chryssides, George D. Exploring New Religions. Millenarianism is a not a new phenomenon however in both the religious and secular world, it has been recurrent throughout history. Millennialism Religious eschatology and apocalyptic beliefs, often founded in the Book of Revelation particularly Chapter 20 - 1, year reign of Earth with Christ/and the Saints before the Final Judgement.

New religious movements are generally seen as syncretic, employing human and material assets to disseminate their ideas and worldviews, deviating in some degree from a society's traditional forms or doctrines, focused especially upon the self, and having a peripheral relationship that exists in a state of tension with established societal conventions.

NEW RELIGIOUS MOVEMENTS Chapter Overview This chapter explores religious movements that have emerged during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Fisher incisively observes that, All of the major religions we have examined were once new; thus there is an important connection between the preceding chapters and Chapter Size: 33KB.

New Religious Movements book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers/5(8). The Future of New Religious Movements David G. Bromley, Phillip E. Hammond, New Ecumenical Research Association (Unification Theological Seminary) Mercer University Press, - Religion - 5/5(1).

Exploring Religious Meaning began as an attempt in the late s to communicate and illuminate religious concepts, practices, and traditions in ways that would effectively speak both to students who had religious interest and commitments and to others who had little experience of or even interest in the subject.

Materials in the book have been Price: $ New Religious Movements (NRMs) can involve vast numbers of followers and in many cases are radically changing the way people understand and practice religion and spirituality. Moreover, many are having a profound impact on the form and content of mainstream religion.

The Encyclopedia of New Religious Movements provides uniquely global coverage of the phenomenon, with entries on over. Originally published in Barker, Eileen () New religious movements: their incidence and significance. In: Wilson, Bryan and Cresswell, Jamie, (eds.) New religious movements.

New Religious Movements is a highly unique volume, bringing together primary documents conveying the words and ideas of a wide array of new religious movements (NRMs), and offering a first-hand look into their belief systems.

Arranged by the editors according to a new typology, the text allows readers to consider NRMS along five interrelated pathways--from those that offer/5. Get this from a library. Exploring new religious movements: essays in honour of Harold W. Turner. [Harold W Turner; Andrew F Walls; Wilbert R Shenk;] -- Problems in the classification of African religious movements / Janet Hodgson -- New religious movements in Malawi: a bibliographical review / Joseph Chakanza -- An independent church which never.

Books shelved as new-religious-movements: American Cosmic: UFOs, Religion, Technology by Diana Walsh Pasulka, Heaven's Gate: America's UFO Religion by Be. New religious movements expanded in many nations in the s and s. Japanese new religions became very popular after the American occupation of Japan forced a separation of the Japanese government and Shinto, which had been the state religion, bringing about greater freedom of Scientology was founded in the United States and the Unification Church in South Korea.

[14]. Cults & New Religious Movements: A Bibliography by Rob Nanninga August – keep this bibliography up-to-date by mailing new entries to [email protected] Online texts about cults and new religions (to list with Dutch/German books) English books by author A.

She is the author of several book chapters and of Researching New Religious Movements in the West (Routledge ) and co-author (with Peter Clarke) of New Religious Movements in Western Europe: An Annotated Bibliography (Greenwood Press ).Comprehending Cults, Second Edition, provides a sociological interpretation of the phenomenon of new religious movements.

While the author does not offer an apologia for cults--in either a religious or a sociological sense--he does attempt to replace suspicion and misinformation with a greater knowledge of the facts (as best we know them) and a measure of sympathetic understanding.Book Description.

Philosophy of religion is focused chiefly on theism. Yet there are a growing number of new and alternative religious movements that would also benefit from philosophical scrutiny.

This book is the first collection of philosophical essays, by a team of international authors, focusing on new and alternative religious movements.