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Cults New Religions And Religious Creativity Routledge Revivals

Author : Geoffrey Nelson
ISBN : 9781136826221
Genre : Social Science
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The twentieth century has been marked by an unprecedented outburst of religious activity on a world-wide scale, and in particular by a mushrooming of numerous religious movements. This work, first published in 1987, takes a fresh approach to the understanding of this phenomenon, an approach which takes into account new concepts of human nature and of religion.

Modern Religious Cults And Movements Routledge Revivals

Author : Gaius Glenn Atkins
ISBN : 9781317674443
Genre : Religion
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First published in 1924, this title explores the schools of religious thought and practice that sprung up towards the end of the nineteenth century and at the start of the twentieth: sects, mystics and spiritualists, theological sciences and scientific theologies, personal philosophies, and a huge range of new trajectories of thought within the established forms of Western European Christianity. In particular, the author explores the numerous ways in which ‘Eastern’ religious traditions, or at least spiritual patterns deriving inspiration from the Orient, gained a foothold among seekers in the West at a time of optimism and belief in progress.

Spiritualism And Society Routledge Revivals

Author : G. K. Nelson
ISBN : 9781134695409
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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First published in 1969, this title explores the origins of Spiritualism as a religious movement. The first part is a history of Spiritualism, with a focus on its origins within America and the development of the organisation within itself. Next, Nelson considers the rise of Spiritualism in Britain, using evidence taken from contemporary journals, other publications and interviews. Finally, the Spiritualist movement is analysed in terms of sociological theory, looking at the Church and the definition of a Cult, as well as concepts of authority and leadership. This is a fascinating work, which will be of great interest to students researching the origins and development of the movement of Spiritualism and its relationship with society.

Tikopia Ritual And Belief Routledge Revivals

Author : Raymond Firth
ISBN : 9781136505430
Genre : Social Science
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First published in 1967, this book gives some of the fruits of the author's study of Tikopia ways of thought as the result of three field expeditions. Most Polynesians became Christians more than a century ago but Tikopia had a substantial pagan population until quite recent years. This book of essays describes rites and beliefs of a people who still maintained their traditional institutions remote from civilization. Studies of totemism, of magic and of beliefs in the fate of the soul in the afterworld, not only throw new light on Polynesian attitudes but also contribute some novel ideas to the interpretation of standard theoretical problems in social anthropology. Studies of rumour, suicide, and a new essay on spirit mediumship, also provide links between social anthropology and psychology. A general review based on the author's visit in 1966 describes the modern position after the adoption of Christianity.

Thebes In The Fifth Century Routledge Revivals

Author : Nancy Demand
ISBN : 9781317695370
Genre : History
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In the fifth century BC Thebes, faced with the challenges presented by defeat and disgrace in the Persian Wars – it had sided with the invaders – succeeded not only in regaining its former prominence, but also in laying the groundwork for its hegemony of Greece in the early part of the fourth century. In Thebes in the Fifth Century, first published in 1982, Nancy Demand examines the political and military history of this renowned city, as well as a number of other aspects of Theban culture and society: its physical layout, religious cults, poetry and music, arts, crafts and philosophy. Other topics of special interest include a chapter on Pythagoreanism in Thebes, an appendix on the evidence for the participation of women in Pythagoreanism, and an investigation, extending throughout the book, of the role of women in Theban society.

The Odyssey Of A New Religion

Author : Phillip Charles Lucas
ISBN : 0253336120
Genre : History
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Using oral interviews, participant observation, and an extensive array of primary sources, Lucas uncovers the beliefs and ritual life of order members and analyzes the processes by which this religious community changed so radically during its founding generation. He illustrates how the cultural dislocations and stresses of contemporary America affected the emergence and growth of a highly innovative religious movement, and assesses the cultural significance of new religious communities as laboratories of social and spiritual change.

New Society

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ISBN : NWU:35556018356162
Genre : Great Britain
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Casting Faiths

Author : Thomas DuBois
ISBN : 0230221580
Genre : History
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How did European imperialism shape the ideas and practices of religion in East and Southeast Asia? Casting Faiths brings together eleven scholars to show how Western law, governance, education and mission shaped the basic understanding of what religion is, and what role it should play in society.

Amerasia Journal

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ISBN : UCSD:31822022437487
Genre : Asian Americans
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The Re Enchantment Of The West

Author : Christopher Hugh Partridge
ISBN : UVA:X004839717
Genre : Religion
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Western society and culture are often described in sociological and theological texts as increasingly secular. This work (the first of two volumes) challenges this thesis and introduces the reader to the principal theories and debates surrounding the state of religion in the West (including secularization, sacralization, Easternization and the development of New Religious Movements). Book jacket.

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