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The Resource Controversial new religions, edited by James R. Lewis, Jesper Aa. Petersen

Controversial new religions, edited by James R. Lewis, Jesper Aa. Petersen

Label
Controversial new religions
Title
Controversial new religions
Statement of responsibility
edited by James R. Lewis, Jesper Aa. Petersen
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In terms of public opinion, new religious movements are considered controversial for a variety of reasons. Their social organization often runs counter to popular expectations by experimenting with communal living, alternative leadership roles, unusual economic dispositions, and new political and ethical values. As a result the general public views new religions with a mixture of curiosity, amusement, and anxiety, sustained by lavish media emphasis on oddness and tragedy rather than familiarity and lived experience. This updated and revised second edition of Controversial New Religions offers a scholarly, dispassionate look at those groups that have generated the most attention, including some very well-known classical groups like The Family, Unification Church, Scientology, and Jim Jones's People's Temple; some relative newcomers such as the Kabbalah Centre, the Order of the Solar Temple, Branch Davidians, Heaven's Gate, and the Falun Gong; and some interesting cases like contemporary Satanism, the Raelians, Black nationalism, and various Pagan groups. Each essay combines an overview of the history and beliefs of each organization or movement with original and insightful analysis. By presenting decades of scholarly work on new religious movements written in an accessible form by established scholars as well as younger experts in the field, this book will be an invaluable resource for all those who seek a view of new religions that is deeper than what can be found in sensationalistic media stories
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
200.9/04
Index
index present
LC call number
BP603
LC item number
.C66 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Lewis, James R.
  • Petersen, Jesper Aagaard
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cults
  • Cults
Label
Controversial new religions, edited by James R. Lewis, Jesper Aa. Petersen
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Branch Davidians
  • Eugene V. Gallagher
  • Charismatic controversies in the Jesus People, Calvary Chapel, and Vineyard movements
  • Jane Skjoldli
  • Kabbalah Centre: marketing and meaning
  • Jody Myers
  • Controversial Afro-American Muslim organizations
  • Göran Larsson
  • The earth school: the Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness
  • James R. Lewis
  • Introduction
  • Contested genealogies and cross-cultural dynamics in the Hare Krishna movement
  • Malcolm Haddon
  • Transcendental Meditation, the Art of Living Foundation, and public relations: from psychedelic romanticism to science and schism
  • Inga B. Tøllefsen
  • Controversy, cultural influence, and the Osho/Rajneesh movement
  • Marion S. Goldman
  • Aum Shinrikyo and the Aum incident: a critical introduction
  • Martin Repp
  • Falun Gong: a narrative of pending apocalypse, shape-shifting aliens, and relentless persecution
  • Helen Farley
  • James R. Lewis and Jesper Aa. Petersen
  • Scientology: the making of a religion
  • Kjersti Hellesøy
  • The Church Universal and Triumphant: controversy, change, and continuance
  • Jocelyn H. Dehaas
  • The Order of the Solar Temple
  • Henrik Bogdan
  • New Age spiritualities
  • Siv Ellen Kraft
  • Contemporary Paganism
  • Manon Hedenborg-White
  • A family for the twenty-first century
  • Popularity of--and controversy in--contemporary shamanism
  • Anne Kalvig
  • "Come on up, and I will show thee": Heaven's Gate as a postmodern group
  • George D. Chryssides
  • "Those who came from the sky": ancient astronauts and creationism in the Raëlian religion
  • Erik A.W. Östling
  • Wolf age pagans
  • Mattias Gardell
  • Carnal, chthonian, complicated: the matter of modern Satanism
  • Jesper Aa. Petersen
  • James Chancellor
  • The Unification Church
  • Sarah M. Lewis
  • The controversies about Peoples Temple and Jonestown
  • Rebecca Moore
Control code
ocn868000207
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
xii, 480 pages
Isbn
9780199315307
Lccn
2013049363
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780199315314
  • (OCoLC)868000207
Label
Controversial new religions, edited by James R. Lewis, Jesper Aa. Petersen
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Branch Davidians
  • Eugene V. Gallagher
  • Charismatic controversies in the Jesus People, Calvary Chapel, and Vineyard movements
  • Jane Skjoldli
  • Kabbalah Centre: marketing and meaning
  • Jody Myers
  • Controversial Afro-American Muslim organizations
  • Göran Larsson
  • The earth school: the Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness
  • James R. Lewis
  • Introduction
  • Contested genealogies and cross-cultural dynamics in the Hare Krishna movement
  • Malcolm Haddon
  • Transcendental Meditation, the Art of Living Foundation, and public relations: from psychedelic romanticism to science and schism
  • Inga B. Tøllefsen
  • Controversy, cultural influence, and the Osho/Rajneesh movement
  • Marion S. Goldman
  • Aum Shinrikyo and the Aum incident: a critical introduction
  • Martin Repp
  • Falun Gong: a narrative of pending apocalypse, shape-shifting aliens, and relentless persecution
  • Helen Farley
  • James R. Lewis and Jesper Aa. Petersen
  • Scientology: the making of a religion
  • Kjersti Hellesøy
  • The Church Universal and Triumphant: controversy, change, and continuance
  • Jocelyn H. Dehaas
  • The Order of the Solar Temple
  • Henrik Bogdan
  • New Age spiritualities
  • Siv Ellen Kraft
  • Contemporary Paganism
  • Manon Hedenborg-White
  • A family for the twenty-first century
  • Popularity of--and controversy in--contemporary shamanism
  • Anne Kalvig
  • "Come on up, and I will show thee": Heaven's Gate as a postmodern group
  • George D. Chryssides
  • "Those who came from the sky": ancient astronauts and creationism in the Raëlian religion
  • Erik A.W. Östling
  • Wolf age pagans
  • Mattias Gardell
  • Carnal, chthonian, complicated: the matter of modern Satanism
  • Jesper Aa. Petersen
  • James Chancellor
  • The Unification Church
  • Sarah M. Lewis
  • The controversies about Peoples Temple and Jonestown
  • Rebecca Moore
Control code
ocn868000207
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
xii, 480 pages
Isbn
9780199315307
Lccn
2013049363
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780199315314
  • (OCoLC)868000207

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