A Historical Introduction to the Study of New Religious Movements

  title={A Historical Introduction to the Study of New Religious Movements},
  author={Morgan Shipley},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary Religion},
  pages={226 - 228}
  • M. Shipley
  • Published 2 January 2019
  • Education
  • Journal of Contemporary Religion
and knowledge transmission” (216, emphasis in original). Thus it is their contention that “English today could be as significant as Persian was in the past as a vehicle for generating new thinking for emerging Muslim elites” (x). There are statements that ‘spring out from the page’, such as the judgement that there is an “increasing trend of Muslims writing about love” (202). Specialists in the field will undoubtedly find gaps in the authors’ survey as well as interpretations, judgements, and… 
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  • Psychology
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  • 2020
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