New Religious Movements Paperback

A Documentary Reader

by William Michael Ashcraft;

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New Religious Movements

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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 Religious Movements by William Michael Ashcraft was published by New York University Press in June 2005. The ISBN for New Religious Movements is 9780814707036.

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Details for New Religious Movements

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherNew York University Press (June 2005)
Number of Pages352
Thickness19 mm
Height227 mm
Width160 mm
Product Code1227219
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