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Legitimating New Religions

by James R. Lewis

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  • 37 Currently reading

Published by Rutgers University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Anthropology,
  • Comparative Religion,
  • Social Science,
  • Psychology,
  • Sociology,
  • Sociology of Religion,
  • Cults,
  • Authority,
  • Psychology, Religious,
  • Religious aspects

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages272
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8025988M
    ISBN 100813533244
    ISBN 109780813533247

    A walk-in is a new-age concept of a person whose original soul has departed his or her body and has been replaced with a new, generally more advanced, soul. Ruth Montgomery popularized the concept in her book, Strangers Among Us. Believers maintain that it is possible for the original soul of a . Controversial new religions / In terms of public opinion, new religious movements are considered controversial for a variety of reasons. Their social organization often runs counter to popular expectations by experimenting with communal living, alternative leadership roles, unusual economic dispositions, and new political and et.

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James R. Lewis has written the first book to deal explicitly with the issue of how emerging religions legitimate themselves. He contends that a new religion has at least four different, though overlapping, areas where legitimacy is a concern: making converts, maintaining followers, shaping public opinion, and appeasing government : James R.

Lewis. Legitimating new religions User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict Lewis (religious studies, Univ. of Wisconsin) wrote this book to fill a gap in the study of new religions, claiming that there has been no new analysis of the strategies used by these movements to.

James R. Lewis has written the first book to deal explicitly with the issue of how Legitimating New Religions book religions legitimate themselves. The legitimacy that Legitimating New Religions book religions seek in the public realm is primarily that of social by: James R.

Lewis has written the first book to deal explicitly with the issue of how emerging religions legitimate themselves. He contends that a new religion has at least four different, though overlapping, areas where legitimacy is a concern: making converts, maintaining followers, shaping public opinion, and appeasing government authorities.

Legitimating new religions. [James R Lewis] -- AnnotationJames R. Lewis has written the first book to deal explicitly with the issue of how emerging religions legitimate themselves. He contends that a new religion has at least four different.

The legitimacy that new religions seek in the public realm is primarily that of social acceptance. Mainstream society's acknowledgement of a religion as legitimate means recognizing its status as a genuine religion and thus recognizing its right to exist.

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New religious movements are generally seen as syncretic, employing human and material assets to disseminate their ideas and worldviews, deviating in some degree from a society's traditional forms or doctrines, focused especially upon the self, and having a peripheral relationship that exists in a state of tension with established societal conventions.

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Lewis, editor James R. Lewis is an extensively published scholar of New Religious Movements and the New Age. His books include The Encyclopedia of Cults, Sects, and New Religions, Legitimating New Religions, and Science and New Age currently teaches at the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point.

Inga Tøllefsen, editor Inga Bårdsen Tøllefsen is a PhD. sixty articles on new religious movements and authored or edited eight books on new religious movements, including Ra¨el’s UFO Religion: Racing and Clon-ing in the Age of Apocalypse (Rutgers University Press).

Jesper Aagaard Petersen, M.A., is a teaching assistant at the University of Co-penhagen, Department of History of Religions.

His monographs include Legitimating New Religions (). He is a professional reference book author; his encyclopedias have won American Library Association, New York Public Library Association, and Choice book awards.5/5(1).

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Lewis's Legitimating New Religions (), and John A. Author: J.H. Bailey. Robert Bellah, the author of this new book, Religion in Human Evolution, spent his career at Harvard and Berkeley as a sociologist of religion, displacing plenty of rhetorical water in the late sixties with his essay " Civil Religion in America.".

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