New Religious Movements: Challenge and Response
Bryan R. Wilson, Jamie Cresswell
Psychology Press, 1999 - Religion - 284 pages
New Religious Movements: Challenge & Response is 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.
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The significance of NRMs for individuals
Summary of Chapter 2
A frame of reference
Summary of Chapter 8
Alternative spirituality in Piedmont
The future of Damanhur
The process of Brazilianisation
Matters of efficacy
Summary of Chapter 4
Religious freedom under British law
Objectivity and New Religious Movements
Summary of Chapter 5
The portrayal of NRMs in the mass media
Deep theories and empirical studies
Stress defence coping and religion
Summary of Chapter 7
the shadow side of the masterdisciple relationship
beyond the nuclear family
Summary of Chapter 11
Programme and ideology
The response to New Religious Movements in East Germany
Strategies in opinion formation
Types of opposition
Assessing anticult achievements
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