Teaching New Religious Movements

Teaching New Religious Movements

by David G. Bromley

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ISBN-13: 9780190292171
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 05/25/2007
Series: AAR Teaching Religious Studies
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

David G. Bromley is a Professor of Religious Studies in the School of World Studies with an affiliate appointment in the Sociology Program at Virginia Commonwealth University. He is the co-editor (with J. Gordon Melton) of Cults, Religion, and Violence (2002) and the editor of The Politics of Religious Apostasy: The Role of Apostates in the Transformation of Religious Movements (1998).

Table of Contents

Contributors     vii
Teaching New Religious Movements/Learning from New Religious Movements   David G. Bromley     3
Orienting Perspectives in Teaching New Religious Movements
Introducing and Defining the Concept of a New Religion   J. Gordon Melton     29
Disciplinary Perspectives on New Religious Movements: Views from the Humanities and Social Sciences   John A. Saliba     41
Methodological Issues in the Study of New Religious Movements   David G. Bromley     65
New Religious Movements, Countermovements, Moral Panics, and the Media   James T. Richardson   Massimo Introvigne     91
Central Issues in Teaching New Religious Movements
The Meaning and Significance of New Religious Movements   Lorne L. Dawson     115
Deliberate Heresies: New Religious Myths and Rituals as Critiques   Susan J. Palmer   David G. Bromley     135
Social Building Blocks of New Religious Movements: Organization and Leadership   E. Burke Rochford Jr.     159
The Dynamics of Movement Membership: Joining and Leaving New Religious Movements   Stuart A. Wright     187
Gender in New Religions   Sarah M. Pike     211
Abuse in New Religious Movements: Challenges for the Sociology of Religion   Janet Jacobs     231
New Religious Movements and Violence   Thomas Robbins   John R. Hall     245
Resources for Teaching New Religious Movements
Responding to Resistance in Teaching about New Religious Movements   Eugene V. Gallagher     273
Teaching New Religious Movements on the World Wide Web   Douglas E. Cowan     291
Charting the Information Field: Cult-Watching Groups and the Construction of Images of New Religious Movements   Eileen Barker     309
New Religious Movements: A Bibliographic Essay   William Sims Bainbridge     331
Index     357

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