New Religious Movements: A Documentary Reader

New Religious Movements: A Documentary Reader

by Dereck Daschke, Michael Ashcraft
     
 

ISBN-10: 0814707025

ISBN-13: 9780814707029

Pub. Date: 06/17/2005

Publisher: New York University Press

New religious movements are usually known from an outsider's account, often someone calling them cults and attacking them. This collection of documents provides primary perspectives on 14 movements, among them Christian Science, UFO religious groups, Wicca, Soka Gakkai, the Unification Church, Santería, the Rastafarians, The Nation of Islam, the Peoples Temple,

Overview

New religious movements are usually known from an outsider's account, often someone calling them cults and attacking them. This collection of documents provides primary perspectives on 14 movements, among them Christian Science, UFO religious groups, Wicca, Soka Gakkai, the Unification Church, Santería, the Rastafarians, The Nation of Islam, the Peoples Temple, the Adventist tradition, and Heaven's Gate. An appendix analyzes the anti-cult and counter-cult movements. The anthology is intended primarily for college-level courses, but has been assembled to be accessible to general readers as well. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814707029
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
06/17/2005
Pages:
341
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments
Introduction
Part I New Understandings
1 Christian Science
2 Theosophy
3 UFO Religious Groups
Part II New Selves
4 Wicca
5 Soka Gakkai
Part III New Families
6 The Uni?cation Church
7 The Family / Children of God
8 Santería
9 The Rastafarians
10 The Nation of Islam
11 Peoples Temple
Part V New Worlds
12 The Adventist Tradition
13 Jehovah’s Witnesses
14 The New Millennium: NRMs and the Year 2000
Appendix: Constructing the New Religious Threat: Anticult and Countercult Movements
Douglas E. Cowan
Index
About the Editors

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