Series: Critical Concepts in Sociology
New Religious Movements (NRMs) came into being as a distinct subfield of academic study in the 1970s in response to the explosion of non-traditional religions that took place in the waning years of the Sixties counterculture. (The designation ‘New Religion’ is a direct translation of a Japanese...
Published October 31st 2013 by Routledge
Alternative Religions, Popular Narratives, and Digital Cultures
Series: Approaches to New Religions
Religion and spirituality are being transformed in our late modern and secularising times. New forms of belief proliferate, often notable for not being limited to traditional systems of reference or expression. Increasingly, these new religions present worldviews which draw directly upon popular...
Published January 1st 2013 by Routledge