The Bloomsbury Companion to New Religious Movements

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George D. Chryssides, Benjamin E. Zeller
A&C Black, 02 հնվ, 2014 թ. - 456 էջ
The Bloomsbury Companion to New Religious Movements covers key themes such as charismatic leadership, conversion and brainwashing, prophecy and millennialism, violence and suicide, gender and sexuality, legal issues, and the portrayal of New Religious Movements by the media and anti-cult organisations. Several categories of new religions receive special attention, including African new religions, Japanese new religions, Mormons, and UFO religions.

This guide to New Religious Movements and their critical study brings together 29 world-class international scholars, and serves as a resource to students and researchers. The volume highlights the current state of academic study in the field, and explores areas in which future research might develop.

Clearly and accessibly organised to help users quickly locate key information and analysis, the book includes an A to Z of key terms, extensive guides to further resources, a comprehensive bibliography, and a timeline of major developments in the field such as the emergence of new groups, publications, legal decisions, and historical events.

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Part I Research Methods and Problems
Part II Current Research and Issues
Part III New Directions in the Study of New Religious Movements
Part V Resources
Academic Resources for the Study of New Religious Movements
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George D. Chryssides is Honorary Research Fellow in Contemporary Religion at the University of Birmingham, UK.

Benjamin E. Zeller is Assistant Professor of Religion at Lake Forest College, Chicago, USA.

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