New Religions and the Theological Imagination in America (Google eBook)

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Indiana University Press, Nov 22, 1989 - Religion - 192 pages
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"Bednarowski is especially good at elucidating the theological daring of these new American religions.... [She] demonstrates in a very few pages how... theology and group adherence made the individual count, a configuration simultaneously American, un-American, and important." -- Jon Butler

"The cultural confrontation with these `new religions' is very real and usually very misinformed. Bednarowski has gone to great lengths to dispel the ignorance." -- The Christian Century

"A groundbreaking study." -- Syzygy: Journal of Alternative Religion and Culture

Organized as a series of theological conversations about ultimate questions, this book offers a guide to the answers these six religions offer. Drawing heavily on sources from the movements themselves, it presents a balanced comparative account of the emerging theological systems of America's new religions.

  

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Contents

New Religions and the Theological Imagination
1
Two Who or What Is God Like? Concepts of Deity in the New Religions
19
Three What Does It Mean to Be Human? Views of Human Nature in the New Religions
45
Death and Afterlife in the New Religions
75
Five How Shall We Live Our Lives? Ethical Reflection and Moral Issues in the New Religions
98
Broadening the Conversation
127
NOTES
141
ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY
164
INDEX
171
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About the author (1989)

MARY FARRELL BEDNAROWSKI is Professor of Religious Studies at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities.

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