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Controversial new religions
James R. Lewis
Written in English
In terms of public opinion, new religious movements are considered controversial for a variety of reasons. Their social organization often runs counter to popular expectations by experimenting with communal living, alternative leadership roles, unusual economic dispositions, and new political and ethical values. As a result the general public views new religions with a mixture of curiosity, amusement, and anxiety, sustained by lavish media emphasis on oddness and tragedy rather than familiarity and lived experience. This updated and revised second edition of Controversial New Religions offers a scholarly, dispassionate look at those groups that have generated the most attention, including some very well-known classical groups like The Family, Unification Church, Scientology, and Jim Jones"s People"s Temple; some relative newcomers such as the Kabbalah Centre, the Order of the Solar Temple, Branch Davidians, Heaven"s Gate, and the Falun Gong; and some interesting cases like contemporary Satanism, the Raelians, Black nationalism, and various Pagan groups. Each essay combines an overview of the history and beliefs of each organization or movement with original and insightful analysis. By presenting decades of scholarly work on new religious movements written in an accessible form by established scholars as well as younger experts in the field, this book will be an invaluable resource for all those who seek a view of new religions that is deeper than what can be found in sensationalistic media stories.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Statement||edited by James R. Lewis, Jesper Aa. Petersen|
|LC Classifications||BP603 .C66 2014|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xii, 480 pages|
|Number of Pages||480|
|LC Control Number||2013049363|
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The Story Of Religious Controversy by Joseph McCabe Contents. Introduction. Chapter I - The Revolt Against Religion. Chapter II - The Origin Of Religion. Chapter III - A Few Of The World's Great Religions. Chapter IV - The Myth Of Immortality. Chapter V - The Futility Of Belief In God. Chapter VI - . This book complements Lewis's O xford Handbook of New Religious Movements. The former provides an overview of the state of the field. This volume collects papers on those specific New Religious Movements (NRMs) that have generated the most scholarly attention. With few exceptions, these organizations are also the controversial groups that have attracted the attention of the mass media, . Minority religions that differ from the mainstream are often perceived as controversial and as a threat to the individual and to society. During the s and ’80s, there were intense discussions about whether conversion to these groups was voluntary or an effect of brainwashing or manipulation.
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Lewis analyses the characteristics of truly dangerous groups compared to those of the merely unusual but innocuous, and he discusses what people find attractive about membership in minority religions, as well as community suspicions and media hype that lead to misunderstandings.A ebook religious movement (NRM) ebook a religious, ethical, or spiritual group or community with practices of relatively modern may be novel in origin or they may exist on the fringes of a wider religion, in which case they will be distinct from pre-existing ics identify a variety of characteristics which they employ in categorizing groups as new religious movements.