Charisma

Theorie - Religion - Politik

Author: Winfried Gebhardt,Arnold Zingerle,Michael N. Ebertz

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 311088979X

Category: Social Science

Page: 275

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Researching New Religious Movements

Responses and Redefinitions

Author: Elisabeth Arweck

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134472471

Category: Religion

Page: 464

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New religious movements such as the Moonies, Jehovah's Witnesses and Hare Krishnas are now well established in mainstream cultural consciousness. But responses to these 'cult' groups still tend to be overwhelmingly negative, characterized by the furious reactions that they evoke from majority interests. Modern societies need to learn how best to respond to such movements, and how to interpret their benefits and dangers. Researching New Religious Movements provides a cutting-edge analysis of the controversy around new religions in America and Europe today. Drawing on original fieldwork, it explores the battles between the recruiting factions of groups like the Moonies, and the anti-cult movements and Church societies that have mobilized to oppose these. It considers academic and media interventions on both sides, placing special emphasis on the problems of objectivity inherent in the language of 'sects', 'abduction' and 'brainwashing'. Ideal for students, researchers and professionals, this provocative and much-needed book takes the debate over new religious movements to a newly sophisticated level.

Comprehending Cults

The Sociology of New Religious Movements

Author: Lorne L. Dawson

Publisher: Don Mills, Ont. : Oxford University Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 266

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Tackling popular misconceptions about new religious movements, Comprehending Cults summarizes, synthesizes, and assesses over 40 years of research by historians, sociologists, and psychologists. This excellent introduction to the study of new religious groups offers a balanced treatment of new movements as a source of spiritual satisfaction while confronting issues of violence, sexuality, and brainwashing within religious cults.

UFO Religions

Author: Christopher Partridge

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135251592

Category: Religion

Page: 400

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The spectre of the UFO, as popularized by shows such as The X-Files, has brought an astonishing slant to the face of modern religious practice. But what motivates the fantastical and sometimes sinister beliefs of UFO worshippers? UFO Religions critically examines some of the fascinating issues surrounding UFO worship - abduction narratives, UFO-based interpretations of other religions, the growth of pseudo-sciences purporting to explain UFOs, and the responses of the core scientific community to such claims. Focusing on contemporary global UFO groups including the Raelian Movement, Heaven's Gate, Unarius and the Ansaaru Allah Community, it gives a clear profile of modern UFO controversies and beliefs.

Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Society

Author: Richard T. Schaefer

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412926947

Category: Social Science

Page: 1622

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This three volume reference set offers a comprehensive look at the roles race and ethnicity play in society and in our daily lives. General readers, students, and scholars alike will appreciate the informative coverage of intergroup relations in the United States and the comparative examination of race and ethnicity worldwide. These volumes offer a foundation to understanding as well as researching racial and ethnic diversity from a multidisciplinary perspective. Over a hundred racial and ethnic groups are described, with additional thematic essays offering insight into broad topics that cut across group boundaries and which impact on society. The encyclopedia has alphabetically arranged author-signed essays with references to guide further reading. Numerous cross-references aid the reader to explore beyond specific entries, reflecting the interdependent nature of race and ethnicity operating in society. The text is supplemented by photographs, tables, figures and custom-designed maps to provide an engaging visual look at race and ethnicity. An easy-to-use statistical appendix offers the latest data with carefully selected historical comparisons to aid study and research in the area

Of Gods and Men

New Religious Movements in the West : Proceedings of the 1981 Annual Conference of the British Sociological Association, Sociology of Religion Study Group

Author: Eileen Barker

Publisher: Mercer University Press

ISBN: 9780865540958

Category: Religion

Page: 347

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The Oxford Handbook of New Religious Movements

Author: James R Lewis

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195369645

Category: Reference

Page: 544

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The Oxford Handbook of New Religious Movements both covers the current state of the field and breaks new ground. Its contributors, drawn form both sociology and religious studies, are leading figures in the study of NRMs.

Understanding New Religious Movements

Author: John A. Saliba,J. Gordon Melton

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 9780759103566

Category: Religion

Page: 293

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This balanced textbook looks at emerging religions through the lenses of history, psychology, sociology, law, theology, and counseling. The Second Edition is updated throughout and includes a new foreword by J. Gordon Melton.

Citizens of the World

A History and Sociology of the Bahaʹis from a Globalisation Perspective

Author: Margit Warburg

Publisher: Brill Academic Pub

ISBN: 9789004143739

Category: Religion

Page: 592

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The book discusses Baha'i religious texts, rituals, economy, everyday life, demographic development, mission strategies, leadership, and international activism in analyses based on primary material, such as interview studies among the Baha'is, fieldwork data from the Baha'i World Centre in Israel, and field trips around the world.

Religiöse Innovationen

die Shintō-Organisation World Mate in Japan

Author: Inken Prohl

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religious institutions

Page: 408

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Sociological Abstracts

Author: Leo P. Chall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sociology

Page: N.A

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CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.

Cults, New Religions and Religious Creativity (Routledge Revivals)

Author: Geoffrey Nelson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113682622X

Category: Social Science

Page: 258

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The twentieth century has been marked by an unprecedented outburst of religious activity on a world-wide scale, and in particular by a mushrooming of numerous religious movements. This work, first published in 1987, takes a fresh approach to the understanding of this phenomenon, an approach which takes into account new concepts of human nature and of religion.

Der Weg des Schamanen

Das praktische Grundlagenwerk zum Schamanismus

Author: Michael Harner

Publisher: Ansata

ISBN: 3641071933

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 320

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Dieses berühmte, zeitlose Grundlagenwerk von Michael Harner enthält alle wichtigen Informationen über den Schamanismus und seine praktische Anwendung. Der Autor versteht es dabei meisterhaft, dem westlichen Leser die jahrtausendealten Heiltechniken verschiedener schamanischer Kulturen ebenso spannend wie verständlich nahe zu bringen. Er erklärt, was Schamanismus bedeutet und beschreibt ausführlich die Methoden, mit denen jeder in einen Bewusstseinszustand gelangen kann, der in eine andere Wirklichkeit führt. Ein praktischer Weg, gerade für den modernen Menschen, um die eigene Schamanenkraft zu entdecken und diese für ein bewusstes, gesundes und glückliches Leben zu nutzen.