The Oxford Handbook of New Religious Movements

The Oxford Handbook of New Religious Movements

Author: James R. Lewis

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190466176

Category: Religion

Page: 545

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The Oxford Handbook of New Religious Movements both covers the current state of the field and breaks new ground. Its contributors, drawn form both sociology and religious studies, are leading figures in the study of NRMs.

The Oxford Handbook of New Religious Movements

The Oxford Handbook of New Religious Movements

Author: James R Lewis

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195369649

Category: Reference

Page: 544

View: 939

The Oxford Handbook of New Religious Movements both covers the current state of the field and breaks new ground. Its contributors, drawn form both sociology and religious studies, are leading figures in the study of NRMs.

The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Emotion

The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Emotion

Author: John Corrigan

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 9780195170214

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 535

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This volume collects essays under four categories: religious traditions, religious life, emotional states, and historical and theoretical perspectives. They describe the ways in which emotions affect various world religions, and analyse the manner in which certain components of religious represent and shape emotional performance.

Teaching New Religious Movements

Teaching New Religious Movements

Author: David G. Bromley

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195177299

Category: Religion

Page: 373

View: 125

In this volume, a group of senior NRM scholars who have been instrumental in the development of the field offer essays that present the basics of NRM scholarship along with guidance for teachers on classroom use.

Violence and New Religious Movements

Violence and New Religious Movements

Author: James R. Lewis

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199830213

Category: Social Science

Page: 456

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The relationship between new religious movements (NRMs) and violence has long been a topic of intense public interest--an interest heavily fueled by multiple incidents of mass violence involving certain groups. Some of these incidents have made international headlines. When New Religious Movements make the news, it's usually because of some violent episode. Some of the most famous NRMs are known much more for the violent way they came to an end than for anything else. Violence and New Religious Movements offers a comprehensive examination of violence by-and against-new religious movements. The book begins with theoretical essays on the relationship between violence and NRMs and then moves on to examine particular groups. There are essays on the "Big Five"--the most well-known cases of violent incidents involving NRMs: Jonestown, Waco, Solar Temple, the Aum Shunrikyo subway attack, and the Heaven's Gate suicides. But the book also provides a richer survey by examining a host of lesser-known groups. This volume is the culmination of decades of research by scholars of New Religious Movements.

Understanding New Religious Movements

Understanding New Religious Movements

Author: John A Saliba

Publisher: AltaMira Press

ISBN: 9780585483108

Category: Religion

Page: 312

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Discussions of any religion can easily raise passions. But arguments tend to become even more heated when the religion under discussion is characterized as new. Divisions around the study of new religious movements (NRMs), or cults, or nontraditional or alternative or emergent religions are so acute that there is even controversy over what to call them. John Saliba strives to bring balance to these discussions by offering perspectives on new religions from different academic perspectives: history, psychology, sociology, law, theology, and counseling. This approach provides rich descriptions of a broad range of movements while demonstrating how the differing aims of the disciplines can create much of the controversy around NRMs. The new second edition has been updated and revised throughout and includes a new foreword by noted historian of religion, J. Gordon Melton. For classes in religion or the social sciences, or for interested individuals, Understanding New Religious Movements offers the most objective introduction possible.

The Oxford Handbook of Religious Conversion

The Oxford Handbook of Religious Conversion

Author: Marc David Baer

Publisher: Oxford Handbooks

ISBN: 9780195338522

Category: Religion

Page: 829

View: 331

This handbook offers a comprehensive exploration of the dynamics of religious conversion, which for centuries has profoundly shaped societies, cultures, and individuals throughout the world.

Race and New Religious Movements in the USA

Race and New Religious Movements in the USA

Author: Emily Suzanne Clark

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350064003

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

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Organized in chronological order of the founding of each movement, this documentary reader brings to life new religious movements from the 18th century to the present. It provides students with the tools to understand questions of race, religion, and American religious history. Movements covered include the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism), the Native American Church, the Moorish Science Temple, the Nation of Islam, and more. The voices included come from both men and women. Each chapter focuses on a different new religious movement and features: - an introduction to the movement, including the context of its founding - two to four primary source documents about or from the movement - suggestions for further reading.

Female Leaders in New Religious Movements

Female Leaders in New Religious Movements

Author: Inga Bårdsen Tøllefsen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319615271

Category: Religion

Page: 290

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In this book, historians of religion and gender studies explore the biographies of a number of female leaders, and the factors within their groups and cultural contexts that support these women’s religious leadership. New Religious Movements have been supportive of women taking roles of leadership for a long time. Authors of this book examine issues of gender and female leadership from diverse theoretical and methodological standpoints. The book covers a broad range of groups both with regard to time and place, covering Paganism, Hindu guru groups, Christian organizations, esoteric/ mystical movements, African churches, and a Japanese NRM. The common focal point is the powerful, prophetic, charismatic women who have founded and/ or led New Religious Movements.

American Sociology of Religion

American Sociology of Religion

Author: Anthony J. Blasi

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004161153

Category: Social Science

Page: 326

View: 249

First ever collection of histories of American sociology of religion, including accounts of early dissertations changes in theory, and studies of denominations, globalization, feminism, new religions and Latino/a American religion.

New Religious Movements: The Basics

New Religious Movements: The Basics

Author: Joseph Laycock

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000601893

Category: Religion

Page: 152

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New Religious Movements: The Basics is a concise and engaging introduction to the field of New Religious Movements (NRMs). Western culture is currently going through a wave of fascination with “cults”, with numerous documentaries and television series dedicated to describing these groups. Meanwhile, scholars have been wrestling with the intricacies of this loaded category for decades. Introducing the reader to some of the key issues and debates in the field of NRM studies, this book includes discussions on: how to define the term “new religious movement” critically unpacking the term “cult” how to study NRMs brainwashing and deprogramming prophecy and failed prophecy charisma and authority NRMs and violence gender and sexuality This book is essential reading for students and scholars of religion who are approaching the study of NRMs for the first time as well as those interested in deepening their understanding of NRMs.