Religious Movements is one of the most comprehensive
and wide-ranging studies of the impact of new religions on modern
essays discuss the relevance of various religious movements such
as Hare Krishna, Jesus People, and Wicca, and show the relationship
between those religions and economics, law media, mental health,
women and other traditional religious institutions.
In particular these essays explore:
of the contributors to this collection is among the most respected
and reputable experts in the field.
book makes a substantial contribution to our understanding of the
new religions and to our efforts of keeping up with current developments.
To those interested in, and concerned about, the movements' impact
on individuals and society at large, this volume is useful both
as a text as well as a reference book.
Saliba, University of Detroit
New religions are usually seen through the narrow lens of a specific
geographic location's ethnographic presentation. This book breaks
new ground to present the complex global reality of modern spirituality.
It is essential reading for any one seriously interested in this
Hexham, University of Calgary
Religious Movements is extremely informative, providing a comprehensive
overview of a wide range of issues. Few collections of this sort
have the degree of coherence that this has.
Hamilton, University of Reading
R. Wilson is a Fellow Emeritus at the University of Oxford.
For more than forty years, he has conducted research into minority
religious movements in Britain and overseas (in the United States,
Ghana, Kenya, Belgium and Japan, among other places). His work has
involved reading the publications of these movements and, wherever
possible, associating with their members in their meetings, services,
and homes. It has also entailed sustained attention to, and critical
appraisal of, the works of other scholars. His publications include
Social Dimensions of Sectarianism, Religion
in Sociological Perspective,
and the Millennium: A Sociological Study of Religious Movements
of Protest Among Tribal and Third-World Peoples, and A
Time to Chant: The Soka Gakkai Buddhists in Britain.
Cresswell is the Director of the Institute of Oriental
Philosophy European Centre.
order this book, click