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The Resource New age, neopagan, and new religious movements : alternative spirituality in contemporary America, Hugh B. Urban

New age, neopagan, and new religious movements : alternative spirituality in contemporary America, Hugh B. Urban

Label
New age, neopagan, and new religious movements : alternative spirituality in contemporary America
Title
New age, neopagan, and new religious movements
Title remainder
alternative spirituality in contemporary America
Statement of responsibility
Hugh B. Urban
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"New Age, Neopagan, and New Religious Movements is a comprehensive and user-friendly book devoted to the study of alternative spiritual currents in modern America. The book covers a wide range of new religions from the mid-nineteenth century to the present, including the Native American Church, Mormonism, Spiritualism, Scientology, the Nation of Islam, Rastafari, ISKCON, Wicca, the Church of Satan, Peoples Temple, Branch Davidians, and the Raëlians. Each chapter focuses on one key issue or debate that raises larger issues in the study of religion and American culture more broadly, such as the legality of peyote in the Native American Church, the role of women and feminism in Wicca, the role of hip hop and reggae music in the spread of the Nation of Islam and Rastafari, and the debate over human cloning in the Raëlian movement. The book also addresses key theoretical and methodological problems in the study of new religions: Why has there been such a tremendous proliferation of new spiritual forms in the past 150 years, even amid our increasingly rational, scientific, technological, and 'secular' society? Why has the United States become the heartland for the explosion of new religious movements? How do we deal with complex legal debates such as the use of peyote by the Native American Church, the use of marijuana by Rastafarians, or the practice of plural marriage by some Mormon communities? And how do we navigate issues of religious freedom and privacy in a new age of religious violence, terrorism, and government surveillance?"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
CU-S/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Urban, Hugh B
Dewey number
299/.930973
Index
index present
LC call number
BL2525
LC item number
.U73 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cults
  • Sects
  • Occultism
  • Cults
  • Occultism
  • Sects
  • United States
  • Verenigde Staten
Label
New age, neopagan, and new religious movements : alternative spirituality in contemporary America, Hugh B. Urban
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
  • Wicca and Neopaganism : magic, feminism, and environmentalism
  • The Church of Satan and the Temple of Set : religious parody and Satanic panic
  • ISKCON (Hare Krishna) : Eastern religions in America and the "brainwashing" debate
  • Channeling and the new age : alternative spirituality in popular culture and media
  • Peoples Temple : mass murder-suicide, the media, and the "cult" label
  • The Branch Davidians : millenarian movements, religious freedom, and privacy
  • The Raëlians : UFOs and human cloning
  • Appendix : method and theory in the study of new religions
  • Introduction :
  • the rise of new religions in modern America
  • The Native American Church : ancient tradition in a modern legal context
  • Mormonism and plural marriage : the LDS and the FLDS
  • Spiritualism : women, mediums, and messages from other worlds
  • The Nation of Islam and the five percenters : race, religion, and hip hop
  • Rastafari : messianism, music, and ganja
  • The Church of Scientology : new religions and tax exemption
Control code
ocn904715695
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
x, 318 pages
Isbn
9780520281172
Lccn
2015008737
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780520281189
  • (OCoLC)904715695
Label
New age, neopagan, and new religious movements : alternative spirituality in contemporary America, Hugh B. Urban
Publication
Copyright
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
  • Wicca and Neopaganism : magic, feminism, and environmentalism
  • The Church of Satan and the Temple of Set : religious parody and Satanic panic
  • ISKCON (Hare Krishna) : Eastern religions in America and the "brainwashing" debate
  • Channeling and the new age : alternative spirituality in popular culture and media
  • Peoples Temple : mass murder-suicide, the media, and the "cult" label
  • The Branch Davidians : millenarian movements, religious freedom, and privacy
  • The Raëlians : UFOs and human cloning
  • Appendix : method and theory in the study of new religions
  • Introduction :
  • the rise of new religions in modern America
  • The Native American Church : ancient tradition in a modern legal context
  • Mormonism and plural marriage : the LDS and the FLDS
  • Spiritualism : women, mediums, and messages from other worlds
  • The Nation of Islam and the five percenters : race, religion, and hip hop
  • Rastafari : messianism, music, and ganja
  • The Church of Scientology : new religions and tax exemption
Control code
ocn904715695
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
x, 318 pages
Isbn
9780520281172
Lccn
2015008737
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780520281189
  • (OCoLC)904715695

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