The Gods Have Landed: New Religions from Other Worlds / Edition 1

The Gods Have Landed: New Religions from Other Worlds / Edition 1

by James R. Lewis
     
 

This is a comprehensive account of the religious dimensions of the UFO/flying saucer experience.

The Gods Have Landed is a comprehensive account of the religious dimension of the UFO/flying saucer experience. It examines the religious meanings attached to UFOs by the larger society as well as specific movements that claim inspiration from "Space Brothers"

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This is a comprehensive account of the religious dimensions of the UFO/flying saucer experience.

The Gods Have Landed is a comprehensive account of the religious dimension of the UFO/flying saucer experience. It examines the religious meanings attached to UFOs by the larger society as well as specific movements that claim inspiration from "Space Brothers" and other extra-terrestrial sources. It addresses the religious dimension of the phenomenon of alien abductions, particularly the impact of extra-terrestrial life on Christian theology.

Of special interest are the surveys of primary and secondary materials that make this book the indispensable reference on the subject.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791423301
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
01/28/1995
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
360
Sales rank:
1,100,946
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Acknowledgments

Introduction

1. The Contactees: A Survey
J. Gordon Melton

2. Religious Dimensions of UFO Phenomena
John A. Saliba

3. Religious Dimensions of the UFO Abductee Experience
John Whitmore

4. Unarius: Emergent Aspects of an American Flying Saucer Group
Diana Tumminia and R. George Kirkpatrick

5. Women in the Raelian Movement: New Religious Experiments in Gender and Authority
Susan Jean Palmer

6. Waiting for the Ships: Disillusionment and the Revitalization of Faith in Bo and Peep's UFO Cult
Robert W. Balch

7. Spiritualism and UFO Religion in New Zealand: The International Transmission of Modern Spiritual Movements
Robert S. Ellwood

8. Exo-Theology: Speculations on Extraterrestrial Life
Ted Peters

9. UFO Contactee Phenomena from a Sociopsychological Perspective: A Review
John A. Saliba

10. The Flying Saucer Contactee Movement, 1950-1994: A Bibliography
J. Gordon Melton and George M. Eberhart

Index

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