Moon Sisters Krishna Mothers Rajneesh Lovers

Moon Sisters  Krishna Mothers  Rajneesh Lovers
Author: Susan J. Palmer,Affiliate Professor in the Religion Department Susan J Palmer
Publsiher: Syracuse University Press
Total Pages: 287
Release: 1994
ISBN: 9780815602972
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Moon Sisters Krishna Mothers Rajneesh Lovers Book Excerpt:

A study of women's roles and alternative patterns of sexuality in seven contemporary communal and millenarian movements. Based almost exclusively on interviews and first-hand data, this book will be of interest to scholars and students in communal and utopian studies, American religious history, and new religious movements. 10 illustrations. Index.

Moon Sisters Krishna Mothers Rajneesh Lovers

Moon Sisters  Krishna Mothers  Rajneesh Lovers
Author: Susan J. Palmer
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 656
Release: 1992
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Cults
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Battered Wife

The Battered Wife
Author: Nancy Nason-Clark
Publsiher: Westminster John Knox Press
Total Pages: 185
Release: 1997-01-01
ISBN: 9780664256920
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Battered Wife Book Excerpt:

Nason-Clark's sociological research reveals how churches and secular organizations have responded - sometimes with assistance, sometimes not - to victims of violence in their midst and how their response could be more effective. By exploring the relationship between violence and Christians' response to it from various perspectives - those of victim, clergy, congregation - this book ultimately encourages a pastoral assistance that reduces violence in the world and helps victims find the inner strength to leave their gardens.

New Religious Movements The Basics

New Religious Movements  The Basics
Author: Joseph Laycock
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2022-06-24
ISBN: 1000601897
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Religious Movements The Basics Book Excerpt:

New Religious Movements: The Basics is a concise and engaging introduction to the field of New Religious Movements (NRMs). Western culture is currently going through a wave of fascination with “cults”, with numerous documentaries and television series dedicated to describing these groups. Meanwhile, scholars have been wrestling with the intricacies of this loaded category for decades. Introducing the reader to some of the key issues and debates in the field of NRM studies, this book includes discussions on: how to define the term “new religious movement” critically unpacking the term “cult” how to study NRMs brainwashing and deprogramming prophecy and failed prophecy charisma and authority NRMs and violence gender and sexuality This book is essential reading for students and scholars of religion who are approaching the study of NRMs for the first time as well as those interested in deepening their understanding of NRMs.

New Age Neopagan and New Religious Movements

New Age  Neopagan  and New Religious Movements
Author: Hugh B. Urban
Publsiher: University of California Press
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2015-09-15
ISBN: 0520281187
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Age Neopagan and New Religious Movements Book Excerpt:

New Age, Neopagan, and New Religious Movements is the most extensive study to date of modern American alternative spiritual currents. Hugh B. Urban covers a range of emerging religions from the mid-nineteenth century to the present, including the Nation of Islam, Mormonism, Scientology, ISKCON, Wicca, the Church of Satan, Peoples Temple, and the Branch Davidians. This essential text engages students by addressing major theoretical and methodological issues in the study of new religions and is organized to guide students in their learning. Each chapter focuses on one important issue involving a particular faith group, providing readers with examples that illustrate larger issues in the study of religion and American culture. Urban addresses such questions as, Why has there been such a tremendous proliferation of new spiritual forms in the past 150 years, even as our society has become increasingly rational, scientific, technological, and secular? Why has the United States become the heartland for the explosion of new religious movements? How do we deal with complex legal debates, such as the use of peyote by the Native American Church or the practice of plural marriage by some Mormon communities? And how do we navigate issues of religious freedom and privacy in an age of religious violence, terrorism, and government surveillance?

The New Religious Movements Experience in America

The New Religious Movements Experience in America
Author: Eugene Gallagher,Eugene V. Gallagher
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 297
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9780313328077
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New Religious Movements Experience in America Book Excerpt:

Examines how new religions have originated, survived or died, and sometimes prospered throughout U. S. history and what it's like to follow one of these spiritual practices

Introduction to New and Alternative Religions in America Five Volumes

Introduction to New and Alternative Religions in America  Five Volumes
Author: Eugene V. Gallagher
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 1500
Release: 2006
ISBN: 0313050783
Category: Cults
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Teaching New Religious Movements

Teaching New Religious Movements
Author: David G. Bromley
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2007-05-25
ISBN: 0195177290
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teaching New Religious Movements Book Excerpt:

In this volume, a group of senior NRM scholars who have been instrumental in the development of the field offer essays that present the basics of NRM scholarship along with guidance for teachers on classroom use.

O Sisters Ain t You Happy

O Sisters Ain t You Happy
Author: Suzanne R. Thurman
Publsiher: Syracuse University Press
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2001-12-01
ISBN: 9780815629061
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

O Sisters Ain t You Happy Book Excerpt:

Drawing on archival material from Shaker members, observers, and apostates, noted historian Suzanne R. Thurman offers a scholarly yet eminently readable study of life in two of the oldest, most prominent American Shaker villages: the Harvard and Shirley communities of massachusetts. Even as she delves into the complex fabric of Shaker social life, Thurman challenges traditional perceptions of gender roles within the community. Shaker spiritual and social ethics, she points out, strongly favored women. Celibacy and an androgynous theology, for instance, allowed androgynous social roles to evolve. Another key factor was the lively arena of nineteenth-century reformers and intellectuals in nearby Boston. With admirable detail, Thurman documents the relationship that grew between these forward thinkers and the Believers. Their influence, she argues, enlightened Shaker consciousness and empowered their women of Harvard and Shirley with opportunities denied them in the world at large. The author also explores links, particularly economic, between Shakers and the greater American society. Treating Harvard and Shirley Believers as an idiosyncratic part of the nation rather than a fringe group, Thurman sheds new light on their constant struggle to be in the world but not of it.

Sexuality and New Religious Movements

Sexuality and New Religious Movements
Author: J. Lewis,Henrik Bogdan
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2016-01-12
ISBN: 1137386436
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sexuality and New Religious Movements Book Excerpt:

Issues relating to sexuality, eroticism and gender are often connected to religious beliefs and practices, but also to prejudices against and fear of religious groups that adopt alternative approaches to sexuality. This is especially apparent in connection with new religious movements, which many times find themselves accused by the media and anti-cultists of promoting illicit and controversial views on sexuality. This anthology aims to critically investigate the role of sexuality in a number of new religious movements, including Mormon fundamentalist communities, the Branch Davidians, the Osho movement, the Raël movement, contemporary Wicca and Satanism, in addition to the teachings of Adidam and Gurdjieff on sexuality.

Introduction to New and Alternative Religions in America

Introduction to New and Alternative Religions in America
Author: Eugene V. Gallagher,W. Michael Ashcraft
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 1504
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9780275987121
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to New and Alternative Religions in America Book Excerpt:

Describes more than thirty new and alternative religions practiced in America, covering their history, philosophy, leaders, religious practices, and the controversies that arise around them.

Global Nomads

Global Nomads
Author: Anthony D'Andrea
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2007-01-24
ISBN: 1134110502
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Nomads Book Excerpt:

Global Nomads provides a unique introduction to the globalization of countercultures, a topic largely unknown in and outside academia. Anthony D’Andrea examines the social life of mobile expatriates who live within a global circuit of countercultural practice in paradoxical paradises. Based on nomadic fieldwork across Spain and India, the study analyzes how and why these post-metropolitan subjects reject the homeland in order to shape an alternative lifestyle. They become artists, therapists, exotic traders and bohemian workers seeking to integrate labor, mobility and spirituality within a cosmopolitan culture of expressive individualism. These countercultural formations, however, unfold under neo-liberal regimes that appropriate utopian spaces, practices and imaginaries as commodities for tourism, entertainment and media consumption. In order to understand the paradoxical globalization of countercultures, Global Nomads develops a dialogue between global and critical studies by introducing the concept of 'neo-nomadism' which seeks to overcome some of the shortcomings in studies of globalization. This book is an essential aide for undergraduate, postgraduate and research students of Sociology, Anthropology of Globalization, Cultural Studies and Tourism Studies.

American Sociology of Religion

American Sociology of Religion
Author: Anthony Blasi
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2007-07-10
ISBN: 9047421043
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Sociology of Religion Book Excerpt:

First ever collection of histories of American sociology of religion, including accounts of early dissertations changes in theory, and studies of denominations, globalization, feminism, new religions and Latino/a American religion.

Sacred Paths of the West

Sacred Paths of the West
Author: Theodore M Ludwig
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-08-07
ISBN: 1317344294
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sacred Paths of the West Book Excerpt:

This text combines study of the dynamic historical development of each religious tradition with a comparative thematic structure. Students are encouraged to discover and explore the nature of religious experience by comparing basic themes and issues common to all religions, finding connections with their own personal experiences. By sensitively introducing descriptive material within a comparative thematic structure, this text helps students to understand how each religion provides, for its adherents, patterns and meanings that make up a full way of life.

Perfect Children

Perfect Children
Author: Amanda van Eck Duymaer van Twist
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2015-02-09
ISBN: 019982780X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Perfect Children Book Excerpt:

Children born and raised on the religious fringe are a distinctive yet largely unstudied social phenomenon -they are irreversibly shaped by the experience having been thrust into a radical religious culture by birth. The religious group is all encompassing. It accounts for their family, their school, social networks, and everything that prepares them for their adult life. The inclusion of a second generation of participants raises new concerns and legal issues. Perfect Children examines the ways new religious movements adapt to a second generation, how children are socialized, what happens to these children as they mature, and how their childhoods have affected them.

Handbook of New Religions and Cultural Production

Handbook of New Religions and Cultural Production
Author: Carole Cusack,Alex Norman
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 789
Release: 2012-03-28
ISBN: 9004221875
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of New Religions and Cultural Production Book Excerpt:

This volume fills a lacuna in the academic assessment of new religions by investigating their cultural products (such as music, architecture, food et cetera). Contributions explore the manifold ways in which new religions have contributed to humanity’s creative output.

Sacred Schisms

Sacred Schisms
Author: James R. Lewis,Sarah M. Lewis
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 338
Release: 2009-05-14
ISBN: 0521881471
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sacred Schisms Book Excerpt:

This first book-length study of religious schisms as a general phenomenon draws widely from different traditions and geographical areas.

Why are Women more Religious than Men

Why are Women more Religious than Men
Author: Marta Trzebiatowska,Steve Bruce
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2012-09-20
ISBN: 0191611662
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why are Women more Religious than Men Book Excerpt:

Women are more religious than men. Despite being excluded from leadership positions, in almost every culture and religious tradition, women are more likely than men to pray, to worship, and to claim that their faith is important to them. Women also dominate the world of 'New Age' spirituality and are far more superstitious than men. This book reviews the now-sizeable body of social research to consider if the gender gap in religion is indeed universal. Marta Trzebiatowska and Steve Bruce extensively critique competing explanations of the differences found. They conclude that the gender gap is not the result of biology but is rather the consequence of important social differences over-lapping and reinforcing each other. Responsibility for managing birth, child-rearing and death, for example, and attitudes to the body, illness and health, each play a part. In the West, the gender gap is exaggerated because the social changes that undermined the plausibility of religion bore most heavily on men first. Where the lives of men and women become more similar, and where religious indifference grows, the gender gap gradually disappears. Written in an accessible style whilst drawing some robust conclusions, the book's main purpose is to serve as a state-of-the-art review for those interested in one of the largest differences between male and female behaviour.

The Religions of Canadians

The Religions of Canadians
Author: Jamie S Scott
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2012-03-15
ISBN: 1442605189
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Religions of Canadians Book Excerpt:

The Religions of Canadians is a book about religions and the making of Canada. Drawing on the expert knowledge and personal insights of scholars in history, the social sciences, and the phenomenology of religion, separate chapters introduce the beliefs and practices of nine religious traditions, some mainstream, some less familiar. The opening chapter explores how Aboriginal Canadian traditions continue to thrive after centuries of oppression. Subsequent chapters follow in the footsteps of Catholic and Protestant Christians, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, Sikhs, and Baha'is as they have made their way to Canada, and reveal how different immigrant communities have adapted their rich religious heritages to a new life in a new land. Each chapter is divided into five sections: an introduction; a succinct overview of the tradition; its passage to and transformation in Canada; a close study of contemporary Canadian communities; and an afterword suggesting possibilities for future research. Chapters conclude with a list of important terms and dates, related websites, a concise bibliography of further readings, and key questions for reflection. The Religions of Canadians is a timely and unique contribution to the field, introducing readers to the religions of the world while simultaneously building an overall picture of the development of Canada's multicultural, pluralist society.

The Hare Krishna Movement

The Hare Krishna Movement
Author: Edwin Bryant,Maria Ekstrand
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2004-06-23
ISBN: 9780231508438
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hare Krishna Movement Book Excerpt:

Dancing and chanting with their shaven heads and saffron robes, Hare Krishnas presented the most visible face of any of the eastern religions transplanted to the West during the sixties and seventies. Yet few people know much about them. This comprehensive study includes more than twenty contributions from members, ex-members, and academics who have followed the Hare Krishna movement for years. Since the death of its founder, the movement, also known as the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), has experienced debates over the roles of authority, heresy, and dissent, which have led to the development of several splinter movements. There is a growing women's rights movement and a highly publicized child abuse scandal. Providing a privileged look at the people and issues shaping ISKCON, this volume also offers insight into the complex factors surrounding the emergence of religious traditions, including early Christianity, as well as a glimpse of the original seeds and the germinating stages of a religious tradition putting down roots in foreign soil.