Bloomsbury Companion to New Religious Movements

Editors: Chryssides, George D. and Zeller, Benjamin E.
Publication Year: 2014
Publisher: Bloomsbury

ISBN: 978-1-44-119005-5
Category: Religion & Theology
Book Status: Pending
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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.

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Table of Contents

  • Notes on Contributors
  • Foreword by Massimo Introvigne
  • Acknowledgements
  • Table of Acronyms
  • How to Use This Book
  • Introduction
  • Part I Research Methods and Problems
  • 1. Fieldwork - Stephen E. Gregg
  • 2. The Insider/Outsider Problem - George D. Chryssides
  • 3. Material Culture - Alex Norman
  • 4. Pagan Studies - Graham Harvey
  • 5. New Age - Steven J. Sutcliffe
  • 6. Mormon Studies - Douglas J. Davies
  • 7. Japanese NRMs - Birgit Staemmler
  • 8. Sexuality Studies - Megan Goodwin
  • 9. Media Studies - Stephen Jacobs
  • 10. Ritual Studies - Lee Gilmore
  • Part II Current Research and Issues
  • 11. Jonestown and the Study of NRMs - Rebecca Moore
  • 12. Conversion and Brainwashing - James T. Richardson
  • 13. Charisma and Leadership - David G. Bromley
  • 14. Prophecy - Jon R. Stone
  • 15. Millennialism - Catherine Wessinger
  • 16. Violence - James R. Lewis
  • 17. Opposition to NRMs - George D. Chryssides and Benjamin E. Zeller
  • 18. Legal Issues - Anthony Bradney
  • 19. Gender - Megan Goodwin
  • 20. UFO Religions - Christopher Partridge
  • 21. Researching Esoteric Groups - Kennet Granholm
  • 22. African New Religious Movements - Afe Adogame
  • 23. Vernacular/Lived Religion - Marion Bowman
  • Part III New Directions in the Study of New Religious Movements
  • 24. Globalization - Liselotte Frisk
  • 25. Science - Benjamin E. Zeller
  • 26. The Role of the Internet - Jean-François Mayer
  • 27. Invented Religions - Carole M. Cusack
  • 28. Race and Ethnicity - Marie W. Dallam
  • 29. Children and Generational Issues - E. Burke Rochford, Jr.
  • 30. Healing - Holly Folk
  • 31. Travel and New Religious Movements - Alex Norman
  • Bibliography