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America's Alternative Religions / Edition 3

America's Alternative Religions / Edition 3

by Timothy Miller, (cover) College Design, Marilyn P. Semerad, Harold Coward

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ISBN-10: 0791423980

ISBN-13: 9780791423981

Pub. Date: 07/01/1995

Publisher: State University of New York Press

This is a single-volume source of reliable information on the most important alternative religions, covering for each such essentials as history, theology, impact on the culture, and current status.


This is a single-volume source of reliable information on the most important alternative religions, covering for each such essentials as history, theology, impact on the culture, and current status.

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State University of New York Press
Publication date:
SUNY Series in Religious Studies Series
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents


Timothy Miller

Part I. Established Christian Alternatives

1 The Anabaptists

Donald F. Durnbaugh

2 Symbol and Sign in Methodist Holiness and Pentecostal Spirituality

Charles Edwin Jones

3 The Adventist and Jehovah's Witness Branch of Protestantism

Jerry Bergman

4 The Latter Day Saint Churches

Steven L. Shields

5 Christian Science and American Culture

John K. Simmons

6 On the Verge: The Evolution of American Quakerism

Margaret Hope Bacon

7 Swedenborgianism

Eugene Taylor

8 Unitarian Universalism: An Interpretation Through Its History

Mason Olds

Part II. Contemporary Christian and Jewish Movements

9 Roman Catholic Traditionalism

William Dinges

10 Hasidism and Its Effects on Alternative Jewish Movements in America

S. Daniel Breslauer

11 God and Race: British-Israelism and Christian Identity

William L. Ingram

12 The Children of God

David E. Van Zandt

13 The Boston Church of Christ

Russell Paden

14 From Holy Order of MANS to Christ the Savior Brotherhood: The Radical Transformation of an Esoteric Christian Order

Phillip Lucas

15 The Branch Davidians: A Social Profile and Organizational History

David G. Bromley and Edward D. Silver

Part III. Religions from Asia

16 Buddhism in America: The Dharma in the Land of the Red Man

Jane Hurst

17 Hinduism Arrives in America: The Vedanta Movement and the Self-Realization Fellowship

Catherine Wessinger

18 Hindu Movements Since Mid-Century: Yogis in the States

Gene R. Thursby

19 Hare Krishna in America: Growth, Decline, and Accommodation

E. Burke Rochford, Jr.

20 The Unification Church

Eileen Barker

Part IV. Religions from the Middle East

21 Expressions of Islam in America

Gisela Webb

22 The American Bahá'í Community in the Nineties

Robert H. Stockman

23 Sufism in America

Gisela Webb

24 Gurdjieff in America: An Overview

George Baker and Walter Driscoll

25 Subud

Gisela Webb

Part V. African-American Freedom Movements

26 Black Jews and Black Muslims

Timothy Miller

27 Father Divine's Peace Mission Movement

Robert Weisbrot

28 Santería and Vodou in the United States

Joseph M. Murphy

29 The Rastafari Abroad

Barry Chevannes

30 Peoples Temple

John R. Hall

Part VI. Ancient Wisdom and New Age Movements

31 Theosophy

Robert S. Ellwood

32 New Thought and the Harmonial Family

Gail Harley

33 Spiritualism and Channeling

Shawn Michael Trimble

34 Neo-Paganism and Witchcraft

Carol Matthews

35 Whither the New Age?

J. Gordon Melton

36 The Association for Research and Enlightenment: Saved by the New Age

Phillip Lucas

37 ECKANKAR: From Ancient Science of Soul Travel to New Age Religion

Roger E. Olson

38 The Evolution of Hippie Communal Spirituality: The Farm and Other Hippies Who Didn't Give Up

Albert Bates and Timothy Miller

Part VII. And Many More.…

39 New Religions and American Indian Religion

James R. Lewis

40 The Church of Scientology: Lightning Rod for Cultural Boundary Conflicts

Mary Farrell Bednarowski

41 UFO Religious Movements

Robert S. Ellwood

42 Satanism and Satanic Churches: The Contemporary Incarnations

David G. Bromley and Susan G. Ainsley

43 The Evolution of Modern American Anticult Ideology: A Case Study in Frame Extension

Anson Shupe and David G. Bromley

Appendix I: A Bibliographical Guide to Alternative Religions

Appendix II: Chronology of Alternative Religions in America

List of Contributors


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