New Religious Movements: Challenge and Response by Jamie CresswellNew Religious Movements: Challenge and Response by Jamie Cresswell

New Religious Movements: Challenge and Response

EditorJamie Cresswell, Bryan Wilson

Paperback | May 5, 1999

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New Religious Movements: Challenge & Responseis the most comprehensive, wide-ranging study on the global impact of new religions.
* New religions discussed include Hare Krishna, Sikh Dharma, The Unification Church, The Church of Scientology, The Jesus People and Wicca.
* Focuses on the rise of new religious movements in Italy, Brazil, United States, Germany and Britain. * The contributors are among the most respected and reputable experts in the field.
Dr Bryan Wilson is a Fellow Emeritus of All Souls College, Oxford. He is the author of numerous books on new religious movements. His most recent publications include,Scientology, The Social Dimensions of SectarianismandReligion in Sociological Perspectives.
Title:New Religious Movements: Challenge and ResponseFormat:PaperbackDimensions:302 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.7 inPublished:May 5, 1999Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415200504

ISBN - 13:9780415200509


From Our Editors

Religions sprout like wildflowers. They grow even in unwelcoming, rough terrain. Groups like Hare Krishna, Wicca and Jesus People persist as Bryan Wilson and Jamie Cresswell prove in this collection of writings. New Religious Movements gathers writings on these new religions, showing how they relate to traditional institutions and social conventions, such as the law, media and other religious groups.

Editorial Reviews

"Together these essays offer a valuable comprehensive overview of the engagement of new religious movements with contemporary society."-"The Way "[T]he entire book will be an indispensable resource on New Religious Movements and will appeal to sociologists of religion [I]ndividual chapters in this impressive collection will appeal to a wide range of other readers."-"Sociology "This book makes a substantial contribution to our understanding of the new religions and to our efforts of keeping up with current developments. To those interested in, and concerned about, the movements' impact on individuals and society at large, this volume is useful both as a text as well as a reference book."-John Saliba, University of Detroit "New religions are usually seen through the narrow lens of a specific geographic location's ethnographic present. This book breaks new ground to present the complex global reality of modern spirituality. It is essential reading for any one seriously interested in this growing field."-Irving Hexham, University of Calgary "New Religious Movements is extremely informative, providing a comprehensive overview of a wide range of issues. Few collections of this sort have the degree of coherence that this has."-Malcolm Hamilton, University of Reading