New Religious Movements A Documentary Reader

ISBN-10: 0814707033
ISBN-13: 9780814707036
Edition: 2005
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 6/17/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 341
Size: 9.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

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.

Dereck Daschke is assistant professor of philosophy and religion at Truman State University.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
New Understandings
Christian Science
From Retrospection and Introspection
From Science and health with Key to the Scriptures
Theosophy
From "Why I Became a Theosophist"
From The Ocean of Theosophy
UFO Religious Groups
From Connections: Solving Our Alien Abduction Mystery
New Selves
Wicca
"The Principles of Wiccan Belief"
From The Wicca Handbook
From Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner
Soka Gakkai
"Human Revolution"
From The Buddha in Daily Life: An Introduction to the Buddhism of Nichiren Daishonin
New Families
The Unification Church
"The Purpose of Creation"
"Blessed Marriage in the Unification Church: Sacramental Ideals and Their Application to Daily Marital Life"
The Family / Children of God
From Women in The Family
From "One Wife"
From "The Family's Foundation: God's Law of Love"
From "Responsibilities of the Charter Home: Regarding Children and Parents"
Santeria
From The Altar of My Soul: The Living Traditions of Santeria
New Societies
The Rastafarians
From The Kebra Nagast: The Lost Bible of Rastafarian Wisdom and Faith from Ethiopia and Jamaica
From The Holy Piby: The Blackman's Bible
The Nation of Islam
From Message to the Blackman in America
From The Autobiography of Malcolm X
Peoples Temple
Interview on Ukiah Radio Station, May 10 or 11, 1973
Political and Religious Lecture, October 15, 1974
Sermon in Philadelphia, 1976
The "Death Tape," November 18, 1978
Suicide Note
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
From America in Prophecy
From A Place Called Waco: A Survivor's Story
Jehovah's Witnesses
From Millennial Dawn, vol. 1: The Plan of the Ages
From Jehovah's Witness Tract Literature: "Life in a Peaceful New 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"
From Give Me That Online Religion
Constructing the New Religious Threat: Anticult and Countercult Movements
Index

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