Encyclopedia of New Religious Movements
Edited by Peter B. Clarke
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Encyclopedia of New Religious Movements by Peter B. Clarke
Book DescriptionNew Religious Movements (NRMs) can involve vast numbers of followers and in many cases are radically changing the way people understand and practice religion and spirituality. Moreover, many are having a profound impact on the form and content of mainstream religion. The Encyclopedia of New Religious Movements provides uniquely global coverage of the phenomenon, with entries on over three hundred movements from almost every country in the world. Coverage includes movements that derive from the major religions of the world and to neo-traditional movements, movements often overlooked in the study of NRMs. In addition to the coverage of particular movements there are also entries on topics, themes, key thinkers and key ideas, for example the New Age Movement, Neo-Paganism, New Religion and gender, NRMs and cyberspace, NRMs and the law, the Anti-Cult Movement, Swedenborg, Jung, Teilhard de Chardin, Lovelock, Gurdjieff, al-Banna, Qutb. The marked global approach and comprehensiveness of the encyclopedia enable an appreciation of the innovative energy of NRMs, of their extraordinary diversity, and the often surprising ways in which they can propagate geographically. The most ambitions publication of its sort, the Encyclopedia of New Religious Movements is a major addition to the reference literature for students and researchers of the field in religious studies and the social sciences. Entries are cross-referenced with short bibliographies for further reading. There is a full index
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415453837
(246mm x 174mm x 43mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 17-Jan-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Peter B. Clarke
Japanese New Religions in the West, Paperback (December 2015)
An excellent and very timely update on an area seeing many recent developments.
Japanese New Religions in Global Perspective, Paperback (May 2015)
Since the 1960s virtually every part of the world has seen the arrival and establishment of Japanese new religious movements, a process that has followed quickly on the heels of the most active period of Japanese economic expansion overseas. This book examines the nature and extent of this religious expansion outside Japan.
New Religions in Global Perspective, Hardback (January 2006)
This work provides a complete guide to the global impact and cultural significance of new religious movements.
Japanese New Religions, Hardback (July 2000)» View all books by Peter B. Clarke
This research on Japanese new religions considers in particular Europe, the Americas and Australia. Since the 1960s, Japanese new religions have arrived and established themselves in most parts of the world. Themes of "this-worldly" rewards and the causes of sickness are explored.
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Author Biography - Peter B. Clarke
Peter B. Clarke is Professor Emeritus of the History and Sociology of Religion at King's College, University of London, and a professorial member of Faculty of Theology, University of Oxford.
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