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The A to Z of New Religious Movements

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Publisher Comments:

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.

Book News Annotation:

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. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780810855885
Author:
Chryssides, George
Publisher:
Scarecrow Press
Subject:
History
Subject:
Film & Video - General
Subject:
Religion Comparative-General
Series:
A to Z Guide
Series Volume:
20
Publication Date:
20060431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
389
Dimensions:
8.54x6.36x1.00 in. 1.33 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , 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.
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