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    Title New religious movements : a documentary reader / edited by Dereck Daschke and W. Michael Ashcraft
    Imprint New York : New York University Press, 2005

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    Descript x, 341 pages ; 23 cm
    Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index
    Contents Part I. New understandings -- Christian Science. From "Retrospection and introspection" / Mary Baker Eddy ; From "Science and health with key to the scriptures" / Mary Baker Eddy -- Theosophy. From "Why I became a theosophist" / Alice Bolting ; From "The ocean of theosophy" / William Q. Judge -- UFO religious groups. From "Connections : solving our alien abduction mystery" / Beth Collings and Anna Jamerson -- Part II. New selves -- Wicca. The principles of Wiccan belief / The council of American witches ; From "The Wicca handbook" / Eileen Holland ; From "Wicca : a guide for the solitary practitioner" / Scott Cunningham -- Soka Gakkai. Human revolution / Daisaku Ikeda ; From "The Buddha in daily life : an introduction to the Buddhism of Nichiren Daishonin" / Richard Causton -- Part III. New families -- The Unification Church. The purpose of creation / from Exposition of the divine principle ; Blessed marriage in the Unification Church : sacramental ideals and their application to daily marital life / Hugh and Nora Spurgin -- The Family/Children of God. From "Women in The Family" / Paul and Nora Williams ; From "One wife" / Moses David ; From "The Family's foundation : God's law of love" / The Family ; From "Responsibilities of the charter home : regarding children and parents" / The Family -- Santeria. From "The altar of my soul : the living traditions of Santeria" / Marta Morena Vega -- Part IV. New societies -- The Rastafarians. From "The Kebra Nagast : the lost Bible of Rastafarian wisdom and faith from Ethiopia and Jamaica" / Gerald Hausman ; From "The holy piby : the blackman's Bible" / Robert Athlyi Rogers -- The Nation of Islam. From "Message to the blackman in America" / Elijah Muhammad ; From "The autobiography of Malcolm X" / Malcolm X and Alex Haley -- People's Temple. Interview on Ukiah radio station, May 10 or 11, 1973 / Jim Jones ; Political and religious lecture, October 15, 1974 / Jim Jones ; Sermon in Philadelphia, 1976 / Jim Jones ; The "Death tape", November 18, 1978 ; Suicide note / Richard Tropp -- Part V. New worlds -- The Adventist tradition. From "Evidence from Scripture and history of the second coming of Christ about the year 1843 : exhibited in a course of lectures" / William Miller ; From "America in prophecy" / Ellen G. White ; From "A place called Waco : a survivor's story" / David Thibodeau and Leon Whiteson -- Jehovah's Witnesses. From "Millennial dawn, vol. 1 : the plan of the ages" / Charles Taze Russell ; From Jehovah's Witness tract literature : "Life in a peaceful world" and "Eternal happiness : in Heaven or on Earth? " ; From "Knowledge that leads to everlasting life" -- The new millennium : NRMs and the Year 2000. From the Heaven's Gate website ; From "Disappearance of the spiritual life of earth and the madness of the human-devil realm" / Hon-ming Chen ; From "Give me that online religion" / Brenda E. Brasher -- Appendix: Constructing the new religious threat : anticult and countercult movements / Douglas E. Cowan
    Summary New Religious Movements is a highly unique volume, bringing together primary documents conveying the words and ideas of a wide array of new religious movements (NRMs), and offering a first-hand look into their belief systems. Arranged by the editors according to a new typology, the text allows readers to consider NRMS along five interrelated pathways-from those that offer new perceptions of existence or new personal identities, to those that center on relationships within family-like units, to those movements that highlight the need for recasting the social order or anticipate the dawn of a new age. The volume includes original documents from groups such as the Unification Church, Theosophy, Branch Davidians, Wicca, Jehovah's Witnesses, Santeria, and Seventh Day Adventists, as well as many others. Each section is prefaced by a contextual introduction and concludes with a list of sources for further reading. New Religious Movements offers a rare inside look into the worldviews of alternative religious traditions. -- Provided by publisher
    Subject Sects -- United States -- History -- Sources
    Cults -- United States -- History -- Sources
    United States -- Religion -- Sources
    Alt Author Daschke, Dereck
    Ashcraft, W. Michael, 1955-
    ISBN/ISSN 0814707025 (cloth ; alk. paper)
    9780814707029 (cloth ; alk. paper)
    0814707033 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
    9780814707036 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
    Other # 99810783578


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