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Religion Online by Lorne L. Dawson
Book DescriptionReligion Online provides an accessible and comprehensive introduction to this burgeoning new religious reality, from cyberpilgrimages to neo-pagan chatroom communities. A substantial introduction by the editors presenting the main themes and issues is followed by sixteen chapters addressing core issues of concern such as youth, religion and the internet, new religious movements and recruitment, propaganda and the countercult, and religious tradition and innovation.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415970228
(234mm x 156mm x 19mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 22-Jul-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Lorne L. Dawson
Comprehending Cults, Paperback (January 2006)
This book summarises, synthesizes, and asseses over forty years of research in new religious movements by historians, sociologists, and psychologists of religion. Comprehending Cults provides an excellent introduction to the study of new religious phenomena.
Cults and New Religious Movements, Paperback (April 2003)» View all books by Lorne L. Dawson
What is a cult? Why do they emerge? Who joins them? And why do tragedies such as Waco and Jonestown occur? This reader brings together the voices of historians, sociologists, and psychologists of religion to address these key questions about new religious movements.
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Author Biography - Lorne L. Dawson
Lorne L. Dawson is Associate Professor of Sociology and Chair of the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Waterloo in Canada. His many publications include Comprehending Cults: The Sociology of New Religious Movements and Cults and New Religious Movements: A Reader. Douglas E. Cowan is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and Sociology at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He is the author of several books including the forthcoming Cyberhenge:Modern Paganism on the World Wide Web (Routledge, 2004).
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