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  1. Religions in the Modern World

    Traditions and Transformations, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Christopher Partridge, Linda Woodhead, Hiroko Kawanami

    Comprehensive in its coverage, this completely revised and updated second edition of Religions in the Modern World considers the history and modern practices of the world’s main religious traditions. It analyses trends in the manifestation of religion in the modern world, from secularization to the...

    Published May 26th 2009 by Routledge

  2. Encyclopedia of New Religious Movements

    Edited by Peter B. Clarke

    New Religious Movements (NRMs) can involve vast numbers of followers and in many cases are radically changing the way people understand and practice religion and spirituality. Moreover, many are having a profound impact on the form and content of mainstream religion. The Encyclopedia of New...

    Published January 17th 2008 by Routledge

  3. New Religions in Global Perspective

    Religious Change in the Modern World

    By Peter B. Clarke

    Peter B. Clarke’s in-depth account explores the innovative character of new religious movements and new forms of spirituality from a global vantage point. Ranging from North America and Europe to Japan, Latin America, South Asia, Africa and the Caribbean, it is the perfect introduction to NRMs such...

    Published December 22nd 2005 by Routledge

  4. New Religions and the Nazis

    By Karla Poewe

    This book sheds light on an important but neglected part of Nazi history – the contribution of new religions to the emergence of Nazi ideology in 1920s and 1930s Germany. Post –World War I conditions threw Germans into major turmoil. The loss of the war, the Weimar Republic and the punitive Treaty...

    Published December 1st 2005 by Routledge

  5. Researching New Religious Movements

    Responses and Redefinitions

    By Elisabeth Arweck

    New religious movements such as the Moonies, Jehovah's Witnesses and Hare Krishnas are now well established in mainstream cultural consciousness. But responses to these 'cult' groups still tend to be overwhelmingly negative, characterized by the furious reactions that they evoke from majority...

    Published December 1st 2005 by Routledge

  6. Embracing the Witch and the Goddess

    Feminist Ritual-Makers in New Zealand

    By Kathryn Rountree

    Embracing the Witch and the Goddess is a detailed survey of present-day feminist witches in New Zealand. It examines the attraction of witchcraft for its practitioners, and explores witches' rituals, views and beliefs about how magic works. The book provides a detailed portrait of an undocumented...

    Published September 11th 2003 by Routledge

  7. UFO Religions

    Edited by Christopher Partridge

    The spectre of the UFO, as popularized by shows such as The X-Files, has brought an astonishing slant to the face of modern religious practice. But what motivates the fantastical and sometimes sinister beliefs of UFO worshippers? UFO Religions critically examines some of the fascinating issues...

    Published July 3rd 2003 by Routledge

  8. Gurdjieff: The Key Concepts

    By Sophia Wellbeloved

    Series: Routledge Key Guides

    This unique book offers clear definitions of Gurdjieff's teaching terms, placing him within the political, geographic and cultural context of his time. Entries look at diverse aspects of his Work, including:* possible sources in religious, Theosophical, occult, esoteric and literary traditions*...

    Published October 3rd 2002 by Routledge

  9. Jehovah's Witnesses

    Portrait of a Contemporary Religious Movement

    By Andrew Holden

    This is the first major study of the enigmatic religious society. By examining the Jehovah's Witnesses' dramatic recent expansion, Andrew Holden reveals the dependency of their quasi-totalitarian movement on the physical and cultural resources have brought about the privatization of religion, the...

    Published January 10th 2002 by Routledge

  10. Religions Today

    An Introduction

    By Mary Pat Fisher

    Religions Today provides a sympathetic account of what living religions really are. Fisher traces the historical development and practices of major religious movements and explores how these evolve into contemporary belief and teaching. She considers major faiths as well as indigenous religions and...

    Published November 1st 2001 by Routledge