New Religious Movements: A Documentary Reader

الغلاف الأمامي
Dereck Daschke, W. Michael Ashcraft
NYU Press, 17‏/06‏/2005 - 341 من الصفحات

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.



New Understandings
New Selves
New Families
New Societies
New Worlds
Constructing the New Religious Threat
About the Editors
حقوق النشر

طبعات أخرى - عرض جميع المقتطفات

عبارات ومصطلحات مألوفة

نبذة عن المؤلف (2005)

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

معلومات المراجع