New Religious Movements: A Documentary Reader

כריכה קדמית
Dereck Daschke, Michael Ashcraft, W. Michael Ashcraft
NYU Press, 17 ביוני 2005 - 341 עמודים

An original collection of primary documents conveying the wide array of ideas connected to new religious movements

New Religious Movements
is a highly unique volume, bringing together primary documents conveying the words and ideas of a wide array of new religious movements (NRMs), and offering a first-hand look into their belief systems.

Arranged by the editors according to a new typology, the text allows readers to consider NRMS along five interrelated pathways—from those that offer new perceptions of existence or new personal identities, to those that center on relationships within family-like units, to those movements that highlight the need for recasting the social order or anticipate the dawn of a new age.

The volume includes original documents from groups such as the Unification Church, Theosophy, Branch Davidians, Wicca, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Santeria, and Seventh Day Adventists, as well as many others. Each section is prefaced by a contextual introduction and concludes with a list of sources for further reading. New Religious Movements offers a rare inside look into the worldviews of alternative religious traditions.

 

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Anthropologists have referred to humankind as Homo religiousus (literally, "religious man") or the God-intoxicated ape. The pervasiveness of relativism, postmodernism, pluralism, and materialism has ... קרא סקירה מלאה

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תוכן

New Understandings
23
New Selves
97
New Families
137
New Societies
203
New Worlds
257
Constructing the New Religious Threat
317
Index
331
About the Editors
341
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מידע על המחבר (2005)

Dereck Daschke is assistant professor of philosophy and religion at Truman State University.

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