Encyclopedia of new religions: new religious movements, sects and alternative spiritualities

Mainstream orthodox faiths have spawned a host of new religions, sects and alternative spiritualities over the last 100 years. This encyclopedia, written for the non-specialist by an authoritative team of specialist contributors, offers a comprehensive guide to 200 of the most significant ones to ha...

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Contributors: Partridge, Christopher 1961-
Format: Print Book
Language:English
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Published: Oxford Lion 2004
Edition:1. ed.
Series/Journal:A Lion book
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B New religion / Sect
Further subjects:B Sects Encyclopedias
B Dictionary
B Religions Encyclopedias
B Cults Encyclopedias
Online Access: Cover (Verlag)
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Summary:Mainstream orthodox faiths have spawned a host of new religions, sects and alternative spiritualities over the last 100 years. This encyclopedia, written for the non-specialist by an authoritative team of specialist contributors, offers a comprehensive guide to 200 of the most significant ones to have emerged over the last century. Each section begins with an overview of the main tradition from which particular new movements have sprouted. Examples include from Christianity, Christian Science; from Judaism, Messianic Judaism; and from Islam, Bah'ai. Other sections include Buddhism, indigenous and pagan traditions, esoteric and New Age traditions and modern western culture. Throughout the book there are feature articles that deal with groups of these new faiths, key themes surrounding new movements, and particular beliefs and practices popular in contemporary new religions.
Item Description:Identisch mit: Partridge, Christopher H.: New religions : a guide (2004)
ISBN:0745950736