New Religions in Global Perspective [NOOK Book]

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Exploring countries such as North America, Japan and the Caribbean, this fresh in-depth account examines the cultural significance and global impact of new religious movements. It is the most accessible and wide-ranging guide to new religions today.
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New Religions in Global Perspective

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Overview

Exploring countries such as North America, Japan and the Caribbean, this fresh in-depth account examines the cultural significance and global impact of new religious movements. It is the most accessible and wide-ranging guide to new religions today.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203508336
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/12/2005
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 385
  • File size: 691 KB

Meet the Author

Peter B. Clarke is Professor Emeritus of the History and Sociology of Religion at King's College, University of London, and a professorial member of Faculty of Theology, University of Oxford. Among his publications are (with Peter Byrne) Religion Defined and Explained (1993) and Japanese New Religions In Global Perspective (ed) (2000). He is the founding editor and present co-editor of the Journal of Contemporary Religion.

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Table of Contents

Part 1: Global Perspective, New Age, and Society’s Response 1. New Religious Movements: A Global Perspective 2. The New Age Movement (NAM): alternative or mainstream? 3. Accounting for Hostility to New Religious Movements Part 2: New Religions in the West 4. New Religious Movements in Europe 5. New Religious Movements in North America 6. New Religious Movements in Australia, New Zealand and Melanesia (New Guinea) Part 3: The New Religions of the Middle-East, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean 7. New Islamic Movements in North Africa and the Middle-East 8. New Religious Movements in Africa South of the Sahara 9. New Religious Movements in South and Central America and the Carribean Part 4: New Religions of South, Southeast and East Asia 10. New Religious Movements in South Asia (India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka) 11. NRMs in South East Asia (Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia) 12. East Asia (1): Japanese New Religious Movements 13. East Asia (2): New Religious Movements in Japan, Taiwan and Korea Part 5: Conclusions 14. Conclusion: The Uncertain Impact of Old and New Religions Select Bibliography Index
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