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Alien Worlds

Author : Diana G. Tumminia
ISBN : 0815608586
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Missionary Politics In Contemporary Europe

Author : José Pedro Zúquete
ISBN : 0815631499
Genre : History
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While Western Europe is widely considered to be the most secularized region of the world, Jose Pedro Zuquete asserts that, in certain cases, intense religion has manifested itself outside the church through political channels. The sacralization of politics is commonly studied in terms of movements and regimes of the past. Offering an innovative political analysis, Zuquete focuses on contemporary movements, developing the term missionary politics. Le Pen's National Front in France, assessing the literature, rhetoric, imagery, and patterns of charismatic control of these movements. Drawing upon interviews, extensive fieldwork, and abundant primary sources, Zuquete identifies the ways in which these political movements provide members with a sense that the nation is sacred and that its people have been divinely chosen.

The Bloomsbury Companion To New Religious Movements

Author : George D. Chryssides
ISBN : 9781441198297
Genre : Religion
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The Bloomsbury Companion to New Religious Movements covers key themes such as charismatic leadership, conversion and brainwashing, prophecy and millennialism, violence and suicide, gender and sexuality, legal issues, and the portrayal of New Religious Movements by the media and anti-cult organisations. Several categories of new religions receive special attention, including African new religions, Japanese new religions, Mormons, and UFO religions. This guide to New Religious Movements and their critical study brings together 29 world-class international scholars, and serves as a resource to students and researchers. The volume highlights the current state of academic study in the field, and explores areas in which future research might develop. Clearly and accessibly organised to help users quickly locate key information and analysis, the book includes an A to Z of key terms, extensive guides to further resources, a comprehensive bibliography, and a timeline of major developments in the field such as the emergence of new groups, publications, legal decisions, and historical events.

Handbook Of Spiritualism And Channeling

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ISBN : 9789004264083
Genre : Religion
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The Brill Handbook of Spiritualism and Channeling marks the first extensive collection on these two interrelated movements and examines themes such as gender, race, performance, and technology in each instance.

Understanding Religion

Author : Benson Saler
ISBN : 9783110218657
Genre : Philosophy
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This volume consists of 12 essays published by the author between the years 1997-2007, a thirteenth paper read at a conference in 2006, and a long introduction prepared specifically for the collection. All of the essays deal with epistemological issues attendant on conceptualizing and defining religion, understanding what is likely to be involved in studying and discussing beliefs, and attempting to explain religion and religions by drawing on the contemporary cognitive and evolutionary sciences.


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Perspectives On Science And Christian Faith

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105132647871
Genre : Religion and science
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Civilizations Beyond Earth

Author : Douglas A. Vakoch
ISBN : 9780857452122
Genre : Social Science
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Astronomers around the world are pointing their telescopes toward the heavens, searching for signs of intelligent life. If they make contact with an advanced alien civilization, how will humankind respond? In thinking about first contact, the contributors to this volume present new empirical and theoretical research on the societal dimensions of the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI). Archaeologists and astronomers explore the likelihood that extraterrestrial intelligence exists, using scientific insights to estimate such elusive factors as the longevity of technological societies. Sociologists present the latest findings of novel surveys, tapping into the public's attitudes about life beyond Earth to show how religion and education influence beliefs about extraterrestrials. Scholars from such diverse disciplines as mathematics, chemistry, journalism, and religious studies offer innovative solutions for bridging the cultural gap between human and extraterrestrial civilizations, while recognizing the tremendous challenges of communicating at interstellar distances. At a time when new planets are being discovered around other stars at an unprecedented rate, this collection provides a much needed guide to the human impact of discovering we are not alone in the universe.

How Prophecy Lives

Author : Diana Tumminia
ISBN : 9789004215603
Genre : Religion
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Occasioned by reflections on the 50th anniversary of the publication of Festinger et al.'s When Prophecy Fails, this book examines social scientific prophecy research in the second half of the twentieth century, with particular attention to the question of the dynamics that inspired people to engage actively in such end-time activities.

American Book Publishing Record

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ISBN : UOM:39015066180442
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