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Author Hexham, Irving.

Title New religions as global cultures : making the human sacred / Irving Hexham, Karla Poewe.

Publication Info. Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 1997.


Location Call No. Status
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  209 H614N    Check Shelf
Description xiv, 194 pages ; 23 cm.
Series Explorations
Explorations (Boulder, Colo.)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-186) and index.
Contents 1. The great anti-cult crusade -- 2. From cults to new religions and global culture -- 3. New religions as global cultures -- 4. New religions and primal experiences -- 5. Myths and mythological fragments -- 6. Yogic and Abramic religions -- 7. The membership process -- 8. New religions : new visions -- 9. How dangerous are new religions?
Summary "Although the Great Anti-Cult Crusade links new religious movements to dangerous cults, brainwashing, and the need for deprogramming, Karla Poewe and Irving Hexham argue that many cults are the product of a dynamic interaction between folk religions and the teachings of traditional world religions. Drawing on examples from Africa, the United States, Asia, and Europe, they suggest that few new religions are really new. Most draw on rich, if localized, cultural traditions that are shaped anew by the influence of technological change and international linkages."--Jacket.
Subject Cults -- History -- 20th century.
Cults -- Study and teaching -- History -- 20th century.
Anti-cult movements -- History -- 20th century.
Religion and culture -- History -- 20th century.
Religion and sociology.
Religion. (DNLM)D012067
Sociology. (DNLM)D012961
Anti-cult movements. (OCoLC)fst00810324
Cults. (OCoLC)fst00884980
Cults -- Study and teaching. (OCoLC)fst00884994
Religion and culture. (OCoLC)fst01093823
Religion and sociology. (OCoLC)fst01093858
Neue Religion. (DE-588)4279419-5
Neue Religion.
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Poewe, Karla O.
Other Form: Online version: Hexham, Irving. New religions as global cultures. Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 1997 (OCoLC)605970813
ISBN 0813325072 (hc)
9780813325071 (hc)
0813325080 (paperback)
9780813325088 (paperback)
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