The Oxford Handbook of New Religious Movements / Edition 1

The Oxford Handbook of New Religious Movements / Edition 1

by James R. Lewis
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195149866

ISBN-13: 9780195149869

Pub. Date: 11/14/2003

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

The study of New Religious Movements (NRMs) is one of the fastest-growing areas of religious studies. This Handbook covers the current state of the field and breaks new ground. Its contributors are drawn equally from sociology and religious studies and include both established scholars and "rising stars" in the field. The core chapters deal with such

Overview

The study of New Religious Movements (NRMs) is one of the fastest-growing areas of religious studies. This Handbook covers the current state of the field and breaks new ground. Its contributors are drawn equally from sociology and religious studies and include both established scholars and "rising stars" in the field. The core chapters deal with such central issues as conversion, the brainwashing debate, millennialism, and modernization. Another section deals with NRM subfields such as neopaganism, satanism, and UFO religions. The final section considers NRMs in global perspective.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195149869
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/14/2003
Series:
Oxford Handbooks Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
550
Product dimensions:
9.80(w) x 6.90(h) x 2.10(d)
Lexile:
1510L (what's this?)

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