Religion: New Religious Movements

  • A Historical Introduction to the Study of New Religious Movements book cover

    A Historical Introduction to the Study of New Religious Movements

    By W. Michael Ashcraft

    The American public’s perception of New Religious Movements (NRMs) as fundamentally harmful cults stems from the "anticult" movement of the 1970s, which gave a sometimes hysterical and often distorted image of NRMs to the media. At the same time, academics pioneered a new field, studying these same…

    Hardback – 2018-02-08 
    Routledge
    Routledge New Religions

  • Spaces of Spirituality book cover

    Spaces of Spirituality

    Edited by Nadia Bartolini, Sara MacKian, Steve Pile

    This book pushes the boundaries of geographies of religion to bring into focus questions of spirituality. By seeing religion through the lens of practice rather than as a set of beliefs, geographies of religion can be interpreted much more widely, bringing a whole range of other spiritual practices…

    Hardback – 2018-02-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Culture, Space and Identity

  • Jung's Wandering Archetype: Race and religion in analytical psychology book cover

    Jung's Wandering Archetype

    Race and religion in analytical psychology

    By Carrie B. Dohe

    Paperback – 2018-01-15 
    Routledge

  • New Religious Movements and Counselling: Academic, Professional and Personal Perspectives book cover

    New Religious Movements and Counselling

    Academic, Professional and Personal Perspectives

    Edited by Sarah Harvey, Silke Steidinger, James A. Beckford

    There are many different ways in which minority religions and counselling may interact. In some cases there can be antagonism between counselling services and minority religions, with each suspecting they are ideologically threatened by the other, but it can be argued that the most common…

    Hardback – 2017-12-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge Inform Series on Minority Religions and Spiritual Movements

  • Radical Religion and Violence: Theory and Case Studies book cover

    Radical Religion and Violence

    Theory and Case Studies

    By Jeffrey Kaplan

    Jeffrey Kaplan has been one of the most influential scholars of new religious movements, extremism and terrorism. His pioneering use of interpretive fieldwork among radical and violent subcultures opened up new fields of scholarship and vastly increased our understanding of the beliefs and…

    Paperback – 2017-12-21 
    Routledge
    Extremism and Democracy

  • The Development of the Babi/Baha'i Communities: Exploring Baron Rosen's Archives book cover

    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…

    Paperback – 2017-12-13
    Routledge
    Iranian Studies

  • Ritual Embodiment in Modern Western Magic: Becoming the Magician book cover

    Ritual Embodiment in Modern Western Magic

    Becoming the Magician

    By Damon Zacharias Lycourinos

    In the Western world, magic has often functioned as an umbrella term for various religious beliefs and ritual practices that seek to influence events by harnessing supernatural power. The definition of these myriad occult and esoteric traditions have, however, usually come from those that are…

    Hardback – 2017-11-20
    Routledge
    Gnostica

  • The Indigo Children: New Age Experimentation with Self and Science book cover

    The Indigo Children

    New Age Experimentation with Self and Science

    By Beth Singler

    The Indigo Child concept is a contemporary New Age redefinition of self. Indigo Children are described in their primary literature as a spiritually, psychically, and genetically advanced generation. Born from the early 1980s, the Indigo Children are thought to be here to usher in a new golden age…

    Hardback – 2017-09-18
    Routledge
    Routledge New Religions

  • The Problem of Invented Religions book cover

    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…

    Paperback – 2017-06-16
    Routledge

  • What is Mormonism?: A Student's Introduction book cover

    What is Mormonism?

    A Student's Introduction

    By Patrick Q. Mason

    What is Mormonism? A Student’s Introduction is an easy-to-read and informative overview of the religion founded by Joseph Smith in 1830. This short and lively book covers Mormonism’s history, core beliefs, rituals, and devotional practices, as well as the impact on the daily lives of its followers.…

    Paperback – 2017-03-22
    Routledge
    What is this thing called Religion?

  • New Perspectives on the Nation of Islam book cover

    New Perspectives on the Nation of Islam

    Edited by Dawn-Marie Gibson, Herbert Berg

    New Perspectives on the Nation of Islam contributes to the ongoing dialogue about the nature and influence of the Nation of Islam (NOI), bringing fresh insights to areas that have previously been overlooked in the scholarship of Elijah Muhammad’s NOI, the Imam W.D. Mohammed community and Louis…

    Hardback – 2017-02-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • Religion in the Twenty-First Century book cover

    Religion in the Twenty-First Century

    By Mary Pat Fisher

    Religion in the Twenty-First Century is a unique and informative survey of the global religious situation as we enter the new millennium. Through a thematic and people-oriented approach, this book provides a valuable introduction to a variety of new religious movements - whether founded as…

    Hardback – 2017-02-03
    Routledge
    Religions of the World

2Series in New Religious Movements

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