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Handbook of New Age [electronic resource] / edited by Daren Kemp and James R. Lewis.

Contributor(s): Kemp, Daren | Lewis, James R.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Brill handbooks on contemporary religion: v. 1.Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2007Description: 1 online resource (x, 484 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9789047420132 (electronic bk.); 9047420136 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): New Age movement | RELIGION -- Eckankar | BODY, MIND & SPIRIT -- New ThoughtGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Handbook of New Age.DDC classification: 299/.93 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Defining the New Age / George D. Chryssides -- The New Age movement and Western esotericism / Wouter J. Hanegraaff -- The origins of 'New Age' religion between the two World Wars / Steven Sutcliffe -- Beyond millennialism : the New Age transformed / J. Gordon Melton -- Quantitative studies of New Age : a summary and discussion / Liselotte Frisk -- The psychology of the New Age / Miguel Farias and Pehr Granqvist -- Producing and consuming New Age spirituality : the cultic milieu and the network paradigm / Adam Possama�i -- New Age diffuse communities / Dominic Corrywright -- New Age and business / Martin Ramstedt -- Science and the New Age / James R. Lewis -- Truth, authority and epistemological individualism in New Age thought / Christopher Partridge -- Old myths, new mythicising / Anna E. Kubiak -- Power trips : making sacred space through New Age pilgrimage / Adrian Ivakhiv -- Ancient Avalon, New Jerusalem, heart chakra of planet Earth : the local and the global in Glastonbury / Marion I. Bowman -- Hawaii in New Age imaginations : a case of religious inventions / Mikael Rothstein -- A Latin American New Age? / Maria Julia Carozzi -- The spiritual world : aspects of New Age in Japan / Inken Prohl -- New Age religion and the sceptics / Olav Hammer -- The New Age movement as an astrological minority religion with mainstream appeal / Michael York -- Holistic health and New Age in Britain and the Republic of Ireland / Maria Tighe and Jenny Butler -- Paganism and the New Age / Melissa Harrington -- Christians and New Age / Daren Kemp.
Summary: Presents a comprehensive survey of alternative spiritualities: their history, their global impact, their cultural influence and how they are understood by scholars. This work provides analysis of contemporary spiritual trends, and observations of the interaction between the New Age movement and many different fields of knowledge and research.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Defining the New Age / George D. Chryssides -- The New Age movement and Western esotericism / Wouter J. Hanegraaff -- The origins of 'New Age' religion between the two World Wars / Steven Sutcliffe -- Beyond millennialism : the New Age transformed / J. Gordon Melton -- Quantitative studies of New Age : a summary and discussion / Liselotte Frisk -- The psychology of the New Age / Miguel Farias and Pehr Granqvist -- Producing and consuming New Age spirituality : the cultic milieu and the network paradigm / Adam Possama�i -- New Age diffuse communities / Dominic Corrywright -- New Age and business / Martin Ramstedt -- Science and the New Age / James R. Lewis -- Truth, authority and epistemological individualism in New Age thought / Christopher Partridge -- Old myths, new mythicising / Anna E. Kubiak -- Power trips : making sacred space through New Age pilgrimage / Adrian Ivakhiv -- Ancient Avalon, New Jerusalem, heart chakra of planet Earth : the local and the global in Glastonbury / Marion I. Bowman -- Hawaii in New Age imaginations : a case of religious inventions / Mikael Rothstein -- A Latin American New Age? / Maria Julia Carozzi -- The spiritual world : aspects of New Age in Japan / Inken Prohl -- New Age religion and the sceptics / Olav Hammer -- The New Age movement as an astrological minority religion with mainstream appeal / Michael York -- Holistic health and New Age in Britain and the Republic of Ireland / Maria Tighe and Jenny Butler -- Paganism and the New Age / Melissa Harrington -- Christians and New Age / Daren Kemp.

Presents a comprehensive survey of alternative spiritualities: their history, their global impact, their cultural influence and how they are understood by scholars. This work provides analysis of contemporary spiritual trends, and observations of the interaction between the New Age movement and many different fields of knowledge and research.

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