Perspectives on the New Age / Edition 1

Perspectives on the New Age / Edition 1

by James R. Lewis
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791412148

ISBN-13: 9780791412145

Pub. Date: 11/03/1992

Publisher: State University of New York Press

This book begins with a comprehensive historical section that places the New Age within the context of its predecessor movements. It then focuses on specialized aspects of this subculture, from essays on the convergence of New Age spirituality with women’s spirituality, to an essay on how Evangelical Christians have responded to the movement. The book also

Overview

This book begins with a comprehensive historical section that places the New Age within the context of its predecessor movements. It then focuses on specialized aspects of this subculture, from essays on the convergence of New Age spirituality with women’s spirituality, to an essay on how Evangelical Christians have responded to the movement. The book also examines the international impact of the New Age.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791412145
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
11/03/1992
Series:
SUNY Series in Religious Studies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
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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