New Religious Movements: Challenge and Response

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Psychology Press, 1999 - Religion - 284 pages
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A comprehensive, wide-ranging study on the phenomena and impact of new religions. The text explores: the importance and relevance of new religious movements; the relationship between new religions and economics, law, media, mental health, women and traditional religions. It examines the rise of new religious movements in Italy, Brazil, the United States, Germany and Britain. New religions discussed include Hare Krishna, Sikh Dharma, The Unification Church, The Church of Scientology, The Jesus People and Wicca. The text should be a useful collection for any religion student interested in gaining an understanding of this modern phenomenon.

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Dr Bryan Wilson is a Fellow Emeritus of All Souls College, Oxford. He is the author of numerous books on new religious movements. His most recent publications include, Scientology, The Social Dimensions of Sectarianism and Religion in Sociological Perspectives.

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