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The A to Z of New Religious Movements - The A to Z Guide Series 20 (Paperback)
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The A to Z of New Religious Movements - The A to Z Guide Series 20 (Paperback)

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Paperback 420 Pages / Published: 17/04/2006
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Alongside the older and more established religions, there are hundreds, indeed, thousands more, which have recently emerged. These "new religious movements" or NRMs-for lack of a better name-are not only numerous, they are also extremely varied and stem from a wide array of sources. They run the gamut from small to large, and all possess a tendency to constantly expand. And while their potential for good is considerable, more often than not it is their abuses that are noticed. Still, writing them off as "sects" is too easy, especially when they are as poorly understood as they often are. The A to Z of New Religious Movements is a major contribution to understanding these new and formative religions. While leaving any evaluation to the reader, it offers brief descriptions of well over a hundred NRMs in the dictionary section, along with information on the founders and leaders, and also their roots in Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam and other more traditional religions. The impact of modern philosophy and science are also weighed. Since their roots often lay further back, the chronology starts in the 18th century and continues to the present, and the introduction attempts the arduous task of defining and categorizing the NRMs. The extensive bibliography provides further reading.

Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810855885
Number of pages: 420
Weight: 581 g
Dimensions: 218 x 145 x 25 mm


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...a masterly reference work that provides accurate, accessible information on an impressively comprehensive range of new religions and alternative spiritualities. Anyone interested in the study of contemporary religion will find this volume, as I have done, an invaluable resource. -- Christopher Partridge, Professor of Contemporary Religion, University College, Chester, England
The book is quite comprehensive and I have found it to be very useful and accurate quick reference for basic information on almost every new religious group, leader, and idea that I looked up and much more...I strongly recommend it as a useful quick reference work for interested scholars and all university/college students. * Studies in Religion/Sciences Religieuses *
This is a paperbound reprint of a 2001 book published as Historical Dictionary of New Religious Movements. Chryssides (religious studies, U. of Wolverhampton, England) presents this resource volume of new religious movements dating from the mid-1700s to 2000. Included are entries for approximately 400 religions-and separate entries for many of the founders-from throughout the world. The author focuses on origins, beliefs and practices, and seeks to convey a sense that each of the NRMs contains a definite train of thought and internal coherence. * Reference and Research Book News, August 2006 *

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