Controversial New Religions / Edition 1

Controversial New Religions / Edition 1

by James R. Lewis, Jesper Aagaard Petersen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195156838

ISBN-13: 9780195156836

Pub. Date: 12/02/2004

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Written by established scholars as well as younger experts in their field, this updated and revised second edition of Controversial New Religions offers a scholarly, dispassionate look at the new religious groups that have generated the most attention in the media and general public.  See more details below

Overview

Written by established scholars as well as younger experts in their field, this updated and revised second edition of Controversial New Religions offers a scholarly, dispassionate look at the new religious groups that have generated the most attention in the media and general public.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195156836
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
12/02/2004
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 1.20(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction3
1A family for the twenty-first century19
2Spirit revelation and the Unification Church43
3Reconstructing reality : conspiracy theories about Jonestown61
4Explaining militarization at Waco : the construction and convergence of the warfare narrative79
5Family development and change in the Hare Krishna Movement101
6When leaders dissolve : considering controversy and stagnation in the Osho Rajneesh Movement119
7Soka Gakkai : searching for the mainstream139
8Aum Shinrikyo and the Aum incident : a critical introduction153
9The Falun Gong : a new religious movement in post-Mao China195
10Notes on the Aumist religion215
11Inventing L. Ron Hubbard : on the construction and maintenance of the hagiographic mythology of Scientology's founder227
12The theosophical society259
13The Solar Temple "transits" : beyond the millennialist hypothesis295
14From Atlantis to America : JZ Knight encounters Ramtha319
15Heart and soul : a qualitative look at the ethos of the movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness331
16"Come on up, and I will show thee" : Heaven's Gate as a postmodern group353
17The Raelian Movement : concocting controversy, seeking social legitimacy371
18White racist religions in the United States : from Christian identity to Wolf Age pagans387
19Modern Satanism : dark doctrines and black flames423

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