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Free download ´ Introduction to New and Alternative Religions in America Five Volumes Download ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free  Eugene V. Gallagher Ns arise as to a new faith's legitimacy beliefs methods of conversion and other facets of a religious movement's viability and place in a given culture How a religion gains recognition by the mainstream which often labels such new movements as cults is fraught with difficulty tension and fear Here experts delineate the boundaries and examine the various groups beliefs movements and other issues related to new faiths and alternative beliefs Readers will come away with a fuller understanding of the religious landscape in America today Volume 1 History and Controversies discusses the foundations of new and alternative religions in the United States and addresses the controversies that surround them This volume helps readers better understand what makes a new or alternative belief system a religion and the issues involved Volume 2 Jewish and Christian Traditions explores the various new religions that have grown out of these two Abrahamic faiths Groups such as the Shakers the People's Temple the Branch Davidians Jehovah.

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Introduction to New and Alternative Religions in America [Five Volumes]

Free download ´ Introduction to New and Alternative Religions in America Five Volumes Download ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free  Eugene V. Gallagher Most new or alternative religious are gravely misunderstood by members of the religious mainstream Labeled cults or sects groups and their members are often ridiculed or otherwise disregarded as weird and potentially dangerous by the populace at large Despite their efforts at educating the general public the various anti and counter cult activists have in fact promoted much mis understanding than accurate understanding of the religious lives of some of their fellow citizens Conseuently they have helped to create a very hostile environment for anyone whose religious practices do not fit within a so called mainstream This set rectifies the situation by presenting accurate comprehensive authoritative and accessible accounts of various new and alternative religious movements that have been and are active in American society and it addresses ways of understanding new and alternative religions within a broader contextDetermining what actually constitutes a new or alternative religion is a subject of constant debate uestio.

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Free download ´ Introduction to New and Alternative Religions in America Five Volumes Download ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free  Eugene V. Gallagher 's Witnesses and others are examined Volume 3 Metaphysical New Age and Neopagan Movements looks at Shamanism Spiritualism Wicca and Paganism among other movements as they have developed and grown in the US These faiths have found new and devoted followers yet are often misunderstood Volume 4 Asian Traditions focuses on those new and alternative religions that have been inspired by Asian religious traditions From Baha'i to Soka Gakkai from Adidam to the Vedanta Society contributors look at a full range of groups practicing and worshiping in the US today Volume 5 African Diaspora Traditions and Other American Innovations examines the various traditions linked to the African diaspora such as Rastafarianism Santeria and the Nation of Islam alongside traditions that are truly American incarnations like Scientology UFO religions and Heaven's Gate Some of the new and alternative religions covered in these pages include; Shamanism; Wicca; Black Israelites; Santeria; Scientology; Elan Vital; Hare Krishna; Soka Gakkai; and ma.

  • Hardcover
  • 1504
  • Introduction to New and Alternative Religions in America [Five Volumes]
  • Eugene V. Gallagher
  • English
  • 03 April 2020
  • 9780275987121