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New Religions As Global Cultures

Making The Human Sacred, 1st Edition

By Irving Hexham, Karla Poewe


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In the face of the popular crusade to link new religious movements to dangerous cults, brainwashing, and the need for deprogramming, Irving Hexham and Karla Poewe argue that many cults are in fact the product of dynamic interaction between folk religions and the teachings of traditional world religions. With the widespread loss of belief in biblica

Table of Contents

The Great Anti-cult Crusade -- From Cults to New Religions and Global Culture -- New Religions as Global Cultures -- New Religions and Primal Experiences -- Myths and Mythological Fragments -- Yogic and Abramic Religions -- The Membership Process -- New Religions: New Visions -- How Dangerous Are New Religions?

About the Authors

Irving Hexham is professor of religious studies and Karla Poewe is professor of anthropology, both at the University of Calgary.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General