Cults & 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

  • Spiritualism and Society (Routledge Revivals)

    By G K Nelson

    First published in 1969, this title explores the origins of Spiritualism as a religion movement. The first part is a history of Spiritualism, with a focus on its origins within America and the development of the organisation within itself. Next, Nelson considers the rise of Spiritualism in Britain,…

    Paperback – 2014-12-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Race and Ethnicity in Secret and Exclusive Social Orders

    Blood and Shadow

    Edited by Matthew W. Hughey

    Secret and private organizations, in the form of Greek-letter organizations, mutual aid societies, and civic orders, together possess a storied and often-romanticized place in popular culture. While much has been made of these groups’ glamorous origins and influence—such as the Freemasons’ genesis…

    Hardback – 2013-10-06
    Routledge
    Ethnic and Racial Studies

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