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A Reader in New Religious Movements

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There are over 600 New Religious Movements (NRMs) in Great Britain alone, and more than 2000 in the United States. A Reader in New Religious Movements aims to provide an introduction to the main teachings of a selection of these...


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There are over 600 New Religious Movements (NRMs) in Great Britain alone, and more than 2000 in the United States. A Reader in New Religious Movements aims to provide an introduction to the main teachings of a selection of these organizations, focusing on those which are well-established in the West. The contemporary - and in some cases controversial -- NRMs covered include The Unification Church, The International Society for Krishna Consciousness, The Family, Osho, Soka Gakkai International and the Western Buddhist Order.
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There are over 600 New Religious Movements (NRMs), popularly referred to as `cults', in Great Britain alone, and more than 2000 in the United States. This anthology provides a selection of material published by new religious movements including: The Unification Church, The International Society for Krishna Consciousness, The Family, Osho, the Raelian Movement and the Western Buddhist Order. The readings are organised around several key themes: Origins and founder-leaders; Key writings and scriptures; The world's predicament; Worldviews; Lifestyle; Spiritual practices; Social issues; Organisational structure; And their ultimate goal. The collection includes primary source material from critics of NRMS and from official reports by politicians and church leaders. Editorial material includes an extended introduction, brief descriptions of the NRMs featured and short editorial notes to provide context for the selections.
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George Chryssides

George Chryssides is Senior Lecturer in Religious Studies at the University of Wolverhampton. He has published extensively in a variety of journals and is the author of three books.

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