Revisionism and Diversification in New Religious Movements Paperback

by Barker, Eileen;


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Revisionism and Diversification in New Religious Movements

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New Religious Movements tend to start their lives with a number of unequivocal statements, not only of a theological nature but also about the world and appropriate behaviours for the believer. Yet these apparently inalienable Truths and their interpretations frequently become revised, 'adjusted' or selectively adapted by different believers. This book explores different ways in which, as NRMs develop, stagnate, fade away, or abruptly cease to exist, certain orthodoxies and practices have, for one reason or another, been dropped or radically altered. Sometimes such changes are adapted by only a section of the movement, resulting in schism. Of particular concern are processes that might lead to violent and/or anti-social behaviour. As part of the Ashgate/Inform series, and in the spirit of the Inform Seminars, this book approaches its topic from a wide range of perspectives. Contributors include academics, current and former members of NRMs, and members of 'cult-watching' movements. All the contributions are of a scholarly rather than a polemic nature, and brought together by Eileen Barker, the founder of Inform.

Revisionism and Diversification in New Religious Movements was published by Routledge in December 2013. The ISBN for Revisionism and Diversification in New Religious Movements is 9781409462309.

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Page last updated 8th December 2016
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherRoutledge (December 2013)
Weight540g
Number of Pages270
Thickness19 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
ISBN9781409462309
ISBN-101409462307
Product Code4447496
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