New Religious Movements in the 21st Century: Legal, Political, and Social Challenges in Global Perspective / Edition 1

New Religious Movements in the 21st Century: Legal, Political, and Social Challenges in Global Perspective / Edition 1

by Phillip Charles Lucas
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415965772

ISBN-13: 9780415965774

Pub. Date: 03/01/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

New Religious Movements in the 21st Century is the first volume to examine the urgent and important issues facing new religions in their political, legal and religious contexts in global perspective. With essays from prominent NRM scholars and usefully organized into four regional areas covering Western Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia, Russia and Eastern

Overview

New Religious Movements in the 21st Century is the first volume to examine the urgent and important issues facing new religions in their political, legal and religious contexts in global perspective. With essays from prominent NRM scholars and usefully organized into four regional areas covering Western Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia, Russia and Eastern Europe, and North and South America, as well as a concluding section on the major themes of globalization and terrorist violence, this book provides invaluable insight into the challenges facing religion in the twenty-first century. An introduction by Tom Robbins provides an overview of the major issues and themes discussed in the book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415965774
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/01/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
380
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Intoduction: Alternative Religions, the State and the Globe Thomas Robbins
1: Western Europe
General Overview of the Cult Scene in Great Britain: Eileen Barker
Religious Minorities and New Religious Movements in Denmark: Armin W. Geertz and Mikael Rothstein
France's Obsession with the Sectarian Threat: Daniele Hervieu-Leger
The Secte Response to Religious Descrimination: Subversives, Martyrs, or Freedom Fighters in the French Sect Wars: Susan J Palmer
Italy's Suprisingly Favorable Environment for Religious Minorities: Massimo Introvigne
New Religions in Germany: The Publicity of the Public Square: Brigitte Schoen

Part 2: Eastern Europe and Eurasia
New Religions in the New Russia: Marat Shterin
New Religious Minorities in the Baltic States: Solveiga Krumina-Konkova
Crushing Wahhabi Fundamentalists in Central Asia and the Caucasus: Subplot to the Global Struggle against Al-Qa'ida or Suppression of Legitimate Religious Opposition? Brian Glyn Williams

Part 3: Africa, Asia and Australia
Prophets, False Prophets, and the African State: Emergent Issues of Religious Freedom and Conflict: Rosalind I. J. Hackett
Religion on a Leash: NRMs and the Limits of Chinese Freedom: Scott Lowe
Consensus Shattered: Japanese Paradigm Shift and Moral Panic in the Post-Aum Era: Ian Reader
New Religions in Australia: Public Menace or Societal Salvation?: James T. Richardson

Part 4: North and South America$
The Mainstreaming of Alternative Spirituality in Brazil: Robert T. Carpenter
The Fate of NRMs and their Detractors inTwenty-First Century America: J. Gordon Melton
New Religions and the Anticult Movement in Canada: Irving Hexham and Karla Poewe

Part 5: Theoretical Considerations
New Religious Movements and Globalization: James A. Beckford
Apocalypse 9/11: John R. Hall
Establishments and Sects in the Islamic World: Mark Sedgwick Research on New Religious Movements in the Post 9/11 World: Benjamin Zablocki and J. Anna Looney Cults, Porn and Hate: Convergent Discourses on First Amendment Restriction: Thomas Robbins and Dick Anthony

Conclusion: The Future of New and Minority Religions in the Twenty-First. Century: Religious Freedom under Global Seige: Phillip Charles Lucas

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