New Religious Movements Products

  • The Problem of Invented Religions

    Edited by Steven J. Sutcliffe, Carole M Cusack

    Invented religions have been described as modern religions which advertise their invented status and reject traditional strategies of authorisation. But what does it mean for a religious formation to be ‘made up’, and how might this status affect perceptions of its legitimacy or authenticity in…

    Hardback – 2015-09-09 
    Routledge

  • Japanese Religions and Globalization

    By Ugo Dessì

    This book analyzes the variety of ways through which Japanese religions (Buddhism, Shinto, and new religious movements) contribute to the dynamics of accelerated globalization in recent decades. It looks at how Japanese religions provide material to cultural global flows, thus acting as carriers of…

    Paperback – 2015-08-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

  • Religion, the Occult, and the Paranormal

    Edited by Carole M. Cusack, Helen Farley

    The field encompassed by ‘Religion, the Occult, and the Paranormal’ is both fascinating and frustrating. The fascination stems from the contested nature of the content, and the multi-disciplinary nature of the existing scholarly literature. The frustration stems chiefly from the misunderstood and…

    Hardback – 2015-07-26
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in Religious Studies

  • Religions in Movement

    The Local and the Global in Contemporary Faith Traditions

    Edited by Robert W Hefner, John Hutchinson, Sara Mels, Christiane Timmerman

    There has long been a debate about implications of globalization for the survival of the world of sovereign nation-states, and the role of nationalism as both an agent of and a response to globalization. In contrast, until recently there has been much less debate about the fate of religion. ‘…

    Paperback – 2015-06-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • Rastafari and the Arts

    An Introduction

    By Darren J. N. Middleton

    Drawing on literary, musical, and visual representations of and by Rastafari, Darren J. N. Middleton provides an introduction to Rasta through the arts, broadly conceived. The religious underpinnings of the Rasta movement are often overshadowed by Rasta’s association with reggae music, dub, and…

    Paperback – 2015-03-04
    Routledge

  • The Occult World

    Edited by Christopher Partridge

    This volume presents students and scholars with a comprehensive overview of the fascinating world of the occult. It explores the history of Western occultism, from ancient and medieval sources via the Renaissance, right up to the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and contemporary occultism.…

    Hardback – 2014-12-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Worlds

  • Gender and Power in Contemporary Spirituality

    Ethnographic Approaches

    Edited by Anna Fedele, Kim Knibbe

    This book explores the entanglements of gender and power in spiritual practices and analyzes strategies used by spiritual practitioners to attain what to social scientists might seem an impossible goal: creating spiritual communities without creating gendered hierarchies. What strategies do…

    Paperback – 2014-09-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • Sects, Cults and New Religions

    Edited by Carole M. Cusack, Danielle Kirby

    New Religious Movements (NRMs) came into being as a distinct subfield of academic study in the 1970s in response to the explosion of non-traditional religions that took place in the waning years of the Sixties counterculture. (The designation ‘New Religion’ is a direct translation of a Japanese…

    Hardback – 2013-10-30
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in Sociology

  • The Development of the Babi/Baha'i Communities

    Exploring Baron Rosen's Archives

    By Youli Ioannesyan

    Baron Rosen’s Babi/Baha’i archives presents private letters and diplomatic correspondence from the nineteenth century, preserved among the prominent Russian scholar Baron Victor Rosen’s materials in the Archive of the Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg branch. The materials cast light on…

    Hardback – 2013-04-15
    Routledge
    Iranian Studies

  • The World's Religions

    Edited by Peter Clarke, Friedhelm Hardy, Leslie Houlden, Stewart Sutherland

    * Gives an account of the history, the theological basis, the practice and the current state of the study of religion and religions throughout the world* Combines a clear and non-technical style of presentation with a structure and range of contributions which reflect the richness and complexity of…

    Paperback – 2011-11-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Companion Encyclopedias

  • Gnostic Apocalypse and Islam

    Qur'an, Exegesis, Messianism and the Literary Origins of the Babi Religion

    By Todd Lawson

    Of the several works on the rise and development of the Babi movement, especially those dealing with the life and work of its founder, Sayyid Ali Muhammad Shirazi, few deal directly with the compelling and complex web of mysticism, theology and philosophy found in his earliest compositions. This…

    Hardback – 2011-10-25
    Routledge
    Iranian Studies

  • Religious Commodifications in Asia

    Marketing Gods

    Edited by Pattana Kitiarsa

    This book addresses the growing academic concerns of the market-religion convergences in Asia. Bringing together a group of leading scholars from Asia, Europe, Australia and North America, it discusses multiple issues regarding religious commodifications and their consequences across Asia’s…

    Paperback – 2011-09-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

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