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New Religions in Global Perspective


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Part 1: Global Perspective, New Age, and Society's Response 1. New Religious Movements: A Global Perspective 2. The New Age Movement (NAM): alternative or mainstream? 3. Accounting for Hostility to New Religious Movements Part 2: New Religions in the West 4. New Religious Movements in Europe 5. New Religious Movements in North America 6. New Religious Movements in Australia, New Zealand and Melanesia (New Guinea) Part 3: The New Religions of the Middle-East, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean 7. New Islamic Movements in North Africa and the Middle-East 8. New Religious Movements in Africa South of the Sahara 9. New Religious Movements in South and Central America and the Carribean Part 4: New Religions of South, Southeast and East Asia 10. New Religious Movements in South Asia (India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka) 11. NRMs in South East Asia (Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia) 12. East Asia (1): Japanese New Religious Movements 13. East Asia (2): New Religious Movements in Japan, Taiwan and Korea Part 5: Conclusions 14. Conclusion: The Uncertain Impact of Old and New Religions Select Bibliography Index

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King's College, University of London and University of Oxford, UK


'Peter Clarke provides us with an excellent contemporary theoretical account of the field and a comprehensive source of information on a plethora of religious groups... I strongly recommend it.' - Adam Possamai, University of Western Sydney, Australia

'New Religions in Global Perspective is one of the best books on New Religious Movements (NRMs) since the beginning of the 21st century...Peter Clarke provides us with an excellent contemporary theoretical account of the field and a comprehensive source of information on a plethora of religious groups, and for this reason, I strongly recommend it. This book would be excellent as a textbook on NRMs for undergraduate and postgraduate students. For experts in the field, it offers a clear light on the most current debates in the field and covers so much across the globe, that any scholar wukk certainly find room to learn more.' -Adam Possamai, University of Western Sydney

'Creemos que la presente obra, enciclopedica en su formato, con buena bibliografia anglosajona, puede ser de ayuda para destinarios muy diversos; estudiosos de las religiones actuales, politicos, pastores y sociologos; util, por su sistemizacion y contenido, para estudiantes universitarios que buscan conocer el momento actual del espectro religioso-espiritual del mundo.' Bibliographia Missionaria

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