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Controversial New Religions
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Controversial New Religions

James R. Lewis and Jesper Aagaard Petersen


This book features a collection of essays that discuss in detail the new religious groups that emerged during the 20th century. The essays provide an overview of each religion, their historical development, leaders, doctrines, and activities. The groups covered are: the Family Unification Church, People’s Temple, Branch Davidians, ISKCON (Hare Krishnas), Osho Rajneesh, Soka Gakkai, Aum Shunrikyo, Falun Gong, Aumism, Scientology, Theosophy, Order of the Solar Temple Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness, Heaven’s Gate, Raëlians, White racist religions, and Satanism. The book is divided into fou ... More

Keywords: religious groups, religion, Christian, Asian, New Age, esoteric

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780195156829
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2006 DOI:10.1093/019515682X.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James R. Lewis, editor
University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point

Jesper Aagaard Petersen, editor
University of Copenhagen
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