New religions as global cultures : making the human sacred

Irving Hexham [and] Karla Poewe

In the face of the popular crusade to link new religious movements to dangerous cults, brainwashing, and the need for deprogramming, Irving Hexham and Karla Poewe argue that many cults are in fact the product of dynamic interaction between folk religions and the teachings of traditional world religions. With the widespread loss of belief in biblical mythology in the nineteenth century, new mythologies based on science and elements derived from various non-Western religious traditions emerged, leading to the growth and popularity of new religions and cults. Drawing on examples from Africa, the United States, Asia, and Europe, the authors suggest that few new religions are really original. Most draw on rich, if localized, cultural traditions, which are then shaped anew by the influence of technological change and international linkages.

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[目次]

  • * The Great Anti-cult Crusade * From Cults to New Religions and Global Culture * New Religions as Global Cultures * New Religions and Primal Experiences * Myths and Mythological Fragments * Yogic and Abramic Religions * The Membership Process * New Religions: New Visions * How Dangerous Are New Religions?

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書名 New religions as global cultures : making the human sacred
著作者等 Hexham, Irving
Poewe, Karla O.
Poewe Karla
シリーズ名 Explorations
出版元 Westview Press
刊行年月 1997
ページ数 xiv, 194 p.
大きさ 23 cm
ISBN 0813325080
0813325072
NCID BA30608942
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国
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