Perspectives on the New Age / Edition 1

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Inaugurates a scholarly assessment of the New Age movement. This collection of 19 essays begins with a delineation of the shape of this many-tentacled subject and then proceeds through considerations of the historical roots of the New Age phenomenon, perspectives of the movement from inside and outside, comparisons to other major alternative spiritualities, to a survey of the New Age's international impact. Paper edition (unseen), $19.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791412145
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/1992
  • Series: SUNY Series in Religious Studies
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.85 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. Approaches to the Study of the New Age Movement
James R. Lewis

I. Historical Roots

2. New Thought and the New Age
J. Gordon Melton

3. Roots of the New Age
Kay Alexander

4. Imagining India: The Influence of Hinduism on the New Age Movement
Andrea Grace Diem and James R. Lewis

5. How New is the New Age?
Robert Ellwood

6. The Magical Staff: Quantum Healing in the New Age
Catherine L. Albanese

II. Aspects Of The New Age

7. Baby Boomers, American Character, and the New Age: A Synthesis
Susan Love Brown

8. Myth, Metaphor, and Manifestation: The Negotiation of Belief in a New Age Community
Stephen M. Clark

9. Channeling: A New Revelation?
Suzanne Riordan

10. Employing the New Age: Training Seminars
Glenn A. Rupert

11. An Update on Neopagan Witchcraft in America
Aidan A. Kelly

12. The Evangelical Response to the New Age
Irving Hexham

III. Comparative Studies

13. The New Age Movement and Feminist Spirituality: Overlapping Conversations at the End of the Century
Mary Farrell Bednarowski

14. Who Holds the Cards? Women and New Age Astrology
Shoshanah Feher

15. The New Age Movement and the Pentecostal/Charismatic Revival: Distinct Yet Parallel Phases of a Fourth Great Awakening?
Phillip C. Lucas

IV. International Dimensions

16. New Age Trends in Nigeria: Ancestral and/or Alien Religion?
Rosalind L J. Hackett

17. Japan's New Age and Neo-New Religions: Sociological Interpretations
Mark R. Mullins

18. The "Newness" of the New Age in South Africa and Reactions to It
Gerhardus C. Oosthuizen

19. Alternative Spirituality in Italy
Isotta Poggi

Contributors

Notes

References

Index

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