Modern Religious Cults and Movements (Routledge Revivals)

By Gaius Glenn Atkins

© 1923 – Routledge

360 pages

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Paperback: 9781138779686
pub: 2015-10-15
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About the Book

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.

Table of Contents

1. Forms and Backgrounds of Inherited Christianity 2. New Forces and Old Faiths 3. Faith Healing in General 4. The Approach to Christian Science and Mary Baker Eddy 5. Christian Science as a Philosophy 6. Christian Science as a Theology 7. Christian Science as a System of Healing and a Religion 8. New Thought 9. The Return of the East upon the West: Theosophy and Kindred Cults 10. Spiritualism 11. Minor Cults: The Meaning of the Cults for the Church

About the Series

Routledge Revivals

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Well this may be the end of your quest – here is a fantastic opportunity for you to discover past brilliance and purchase previously out of print and unavailable titles by some of the world’s most eminent academic scholars.

Drawing from over 100 years of innovative, cutting-edge, publishing Routledge Revivals is an exciting new programme whereby key titles from the distinguished and extensive backlist of the many acclaimed imprints associated with Routledge will be re-issued.

The programme draws upon the illustrious backlists of Kegan Paul, Trench & Trubner, Routledge & Kegan Paul, Methuen, Allen & Unwin and Routledge itself.

Routledge Revivals spans the whole of the Humanities and Social Sciences, and includes works by some of the world’s greatest thinkers including Emile Durkheim, Max Weber, Simone Weil, Martin Buber, Karl Jaspers and Max Beloff.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
RELIGION / Christian Life / General
RELIGION / Spirituality
RELIGION / Christian Theology / General