New Religious Movements in the Twenty-First Century: Legal, Political, and Social Challenges in Global Perspective

1st Edition

Phillip Charles Lucas, Thomas Robbins

Routledge
Published January 21, 2004
Reference - 380 Pages
ISBN 9780415965774 - CAT# RT5772

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Summary

New Religious Movements in the 21st Century is the first volume to examine the urgent and important issues facing new religions in their political, legal and religious contexts in global perspective. With essays from prominent NRM scholars and usefully organized into four regional areas covering Western Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia, Russia and Eastern Europe, and North and South America, as well as a concluding section on the major themes of globalization and terrorist violence, this book provides invaluable insight into the challenges facing religion in the twenty-first century. An introduction by Tom Robbins provides an overview of the major issues and themes discussed in the book.

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