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Introduction to new and alternative religions in America [electronic resource] / edited by Eugene V. Gallagher and W. Michael Ashcraft.

Contributor(s): Gallagher, Eugene V | Ashcraft, W. Michael, 1955-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2006Description: 1 online resource (5 v.).ISBN: 9780313050787 (electronic bk.); 0313050783 (electronic bk.); 0313050791 (electronic bk. : v. 1); 9780313050794 (electronic bk. : v. 1); 0313050805 (electronic bk. : v. 2); 9780313050800 (electronic bk. : v. 2); 0313050813 (electronic bk. : v. 3); 9780313050817 (electronic bk. : v. 3); 0313050821 (electronic bk. : v. 4); 9780313050824 (electronic bk. : v. 4); 031305083X (electronic bk. : v. 5); 9780313050831 (electronic bk. : v. 5).Subject(s): Cults -- United States | Sects -- United States | United States -- Religion -- 1960- | RELIGION -- History | TRAVEL -- Special Interest -- Religious | Godsdienstige bewegingen | Sekten | Verenigde StatenGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Introduction to new and alternative religions in America.DDC classification: 200.973 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
v. 1. History and controversies: Introduction / Eugene V. Gallagher and W. Michael Ashcraft -- New religious movements in American history / Timothy Miller -- Leadership in new religious movements / Eugene V. Gallagher -- Affiliation and disaffiliation careers in new religious movements / David G. Bromley -- New religious movements and the law / James T. Richardson -- New religious movements and globalization / Jeffrey Kaplan -- Critiquing cults: a historical perspective / J. Gordon Melton -- Evangelical Christian countercult movement / Douglas E. Cowan -- New religious movements and violence / Catherine Wessinger -- Gender in new and alternative religions / Mary Farrell Bednarowski -- Children in new religious movements: the Mormon experience / Michael Homer -- Same-sex eroticism and gender fluidity in new and alternative religions / Medissa M. Wilcox -- Millennial destiny: a history of millennialism in America / Dereck Daschke -- v. 2. Jewish and Christian traditions: Introduction / Eugene V, Gallagher and W. Michael Ashcraft -- The Shakers / Suzanne Thurman -- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints / Terryl L. Givens -- The Adventist tradition / Douglas Morgan -- Jehovah's Witnesses / David L. Widdle -- Christian Science / John K. Simmons -- Peoples Temple: a typical cult? / Rebecca Moore -- The Children of God [now known as] The Family / James D. Chandler -- The Branch Dividians / Eugene V. Gallagher -- Christian Identity: an American millennial mythology / Philip Lamy -- Judaism and Christianity Unite! ; the unique culture of Messianic Judaism / Yaakov Ariel -- v. 3. Metaphysical, New Age, and neopagan movements: Introduction / Eugene V. Gallagher and W. Michael Ashcraft -- Sweden- borgianism / Jane Williams-Hogan -- Spiritualism / Robert S. Cox -- The Theosophical Society / Robert Ellwood -- The American New Thought Movement / Dell deChant -- North American Esotericism / Arthur Versluis -- Eckankar / David Christopher Lane -- The New Age: a Twentieth Century movement / Susan Love Brown -- Contemporary Shamanism / Dagmar Wernitznig -- The worship of the goddess in feminist spirituality in the United States / Cynthia Eller -- Wives, witchcraft, and modern paganism / Douglas E. Cowan -- Learning about paganism / Helen A. Berger -- New and alternative religions in the United States: ritual and neopaganism / Adrian Harris and M. Macha NightMare -- v. 4. Asian traditions: Introduction / Eugene V. Gallagher and W. Michael Ashcraft -- The Vedanta Society / Robin Rinehart -- The Hari Krishna movement: beginnings, change, and transformation / E. Burke Rochford, Jr. -- Soka Gakkai: a human revolution / David W. Machacek -- From Guru Maharaj Ji to Prem Rawat: paradign shifts over the period of 40 years as a "Master" (1966-2006) / Ben Geaves -- Adidam / Scott Lowe -- Buddhism in America / Jeff Wilson -- Tibetan Buddhism in the United States / Daniel Cozort -- The Unification Church/Movement in the United States / Michael L. Mickler -- The Baha'is of the United States / Robert H. Stockman -- v. 5. African diaspora traditions and other American innovations: Introduction / Eugene V. Gallagher and W. Michael Ashcraft -- Part I: The Nation of Islam / Nora L. Rubel -- Alternative to "Religion" in an African American Islamic community: the Five Percent Nation of Gods and Earth / Kathleen Malone O'Connor -- Black Israelites aka Black Jews aka Black Hebrews: Black Israe lism, Black Judaism, Judaic Christianity / Jacob Dorman -- Santeria / Mary Ann Clark -- Rastafarianism / Dawn L. Hutchinson -- Vodou in the United States: the case of New Orleans / Ina Johanna Fandrich -- Part II: Satanism and the Church of Jesus / Eugene V. Gallagher -- The Church of Scientology / Douglas E. Cowan and David G. Bromley -- Heaven's Gate / Rosamond C. Rodman -- UFO(s and) religion / Brenda Denzler -- The Raelian Movement / George D. Chryssides -- New and alternative religions in American / Bron Taylor and Joseph Dylan Witt.
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v. 1. History and controversies: Introduction / Eugene V. Gallagher and W. Michael Ashcraft -- New religious movements in American history / Timothy Miller -- Leadership in new religious movements / Eugene V. Gallagher -- Affiliation and disaffiliation careers in new religious movements / David G. Bromley -- New religious movements and the law / James T. Richardson -- New religious movements and globalization / Jeffrey Kaplan -- Critiquing cults: a historical perspective / J. Gordon Melton -- Evangelical Christian countercult movement / Douglas E. Cowan -- New religious movements and violence / Catherine Wessinger -- Gender in new and alternative religions / Mary Farrell Bednarowski -- Children in new religious movements: the Mormon experience / Michael Homer -- Same-sex eroticism and gender fluidity in new and alternative religions / Medissa M. Wilcox -- Millennial destiny: a history of millennialism in America / Dereck Daschke -- v. 2. Jewish and Christian traditions: Introduction / Eugene V, Gallagher and W. Michael Ashcraft -- The Shakers / Suzanne Thurman -- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints / Terryl L. Givens -- The Adventist tradition / Douglas Morgan -- Jehovah's Witnesses / David L. Widdle -- Christian Science / John K. Simmons -- Peoples Temple: a typical cult? / Rebecca Moore -- The Children of God [now known as] The Family / James D. Chandler -- The Branch Dividians / Eugene V. Gallagher -- Christian Identity: an American millennial mythology / Philip Lamy -- Judaism and Christianity Unite! ; the unique culture of Messianic Judaism / Yaakov Ariel -- v. 3. Metaphysical, New Age, and neopagan movements: Introduction / Eugene V. Gallagher and W. Michael Ashcraft -- Sweden- borgianism / Jane Williams-Hogan -- Spiritualism / Robert S. Cox -- The Theosophical Society / Robert Ellwood -- The American New Thought Movement / Dell deChant -- North American Esotericism / Arthur Versluis -- Eckankar / David Christopher Lane -- The New Age: a Twentieth Century movement / Susan Love Brown -- Contemporary Shamanism / Dagmar Wernitznig -- The worship of the goddess in feminist spirituality in the United States / Cynthia Eller -- Wives, witchcraft, and modern paganism / Douglas E. Cowan -- Learning about paganism / Helen A. Berger -- New and alternative religions in the United States: ritual and neopaganism / Adrian Harris and M. Macha NightMare -- v. 4. Asian traditions: Introduction / Eugene V. Gallagher and W. Michael Ashcraft -- The Vedanta Society / Robin Rinehart -- The Hari Krishna movement: beginnings, change, and transformation / E. Burke Rochford, Jr. -- Soka Gakkai: a human revolution / David W. Machacek -- From Guru Maharaj Ji to Prem Rawat: paradign shifts over the period of 40 years as a "Master" (1966-2006) / Ben Geaves -- Adidam / Scott Lowe -- Buddhism in America / Jeff Wilson -- Tibetan Buddhism in the United States / Daniel Cozort -- The Unification Church/Movement in the United States / Michael L. Mickler -- The Baha'is of the United States / Robert H. Stockman -- v. 5. African diaspora traditions and other American innovations: Introduction / Eugene V. Gallagher and W. Michael Ashcraft -- Part I: The Nation of Islam / Nora L. Rubel -- Alternative to "Religion" in an African American Islamic community: the Five Percent Nation of Gods and Earth / Kathleen Malone O'Connor -- Black Israelites aka Black Jews aka Black Hebrews: Black Israe lism, Black Judaism, Judaic Christianity / Jacob Dorman -- Santeria / Mary Ann Clark -- Rastafarianism / Dawn L. Hutchinson -- Vodou in the United States: the case of New Orleans / Ina Johanna Fandrich -- Part II: Satanism and the Church of Jesus / Eugene V. Gallagher -- The Church of Scientology / Douglas E. Cowan and David G. Bromley -- Heaven's Gate / Rosamond C. Rodman -- UFO(s and) religion / Brenda Denzler -- The Raelian Movement / George D. Chryssides -- New and alternative religions in American / Bron Taylor and Joseph Dylan Witt.

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