Understanding New Religious Movements

  title={Understanding New Religious Movements},
  author={John A. Saliba},
This volume is a serious study of interest to anyone who has contact with new religious movements--Hare Krishna, Scientology, the Unification Church as examples--or who seeks to understand the motivations that may lead people to join them. 
Encountering New Age spirituality: opportunities and challenges for the rural church
Abstract This article reviews the rise of New Age spirituality, locating its origins in widespread disillusionment with the western cultural paradigm and difficulties faced by the Church in offeringExpand
Editors' Introduction
In the Republic of Ireland, the Catholic church, dominant since the late nineteenth century, has faced a steady decline in levels of practice and a dramatic cultural crisis, while Irish Judaism is also in decline. Expand
Violence and New Religious Movements: The Relationship Between Cognitive Dissonance and Perceived Pressure
This article revisits the controversies sparked by two new religious movements (NRMs) in the run up to the millennium—the tragedies that unfolded in Jonestown and Tokyo—which have forever alteredExpand
Da'wah movements and Sufi tariqahs: Competing for spiritual spaces in contemporary south(ern) Africa
Abstract This paper provides a brief survey of the contemporary da'wah movements and Sufi orders (tariqah) that have redefined and reformulated some of the social institutions among the MuslimExpand
The Rise and Proliferation of New Religious Movements (NRMs) in Nigeria
The purpose of this paper is to investigate the reasons behind the proliferation of new religious movements (NRMs) in Nigeria. This is because NRMs are growing in an environment in which mainstreamExpand
Women After the Utopia
Research on former members of cults, also known as new religious movements, often focuses on psychological issues. Little has been written about the everyday lives of former members, and rarely hasExpand
The Different Views on Life between Daoism and Destructive Cult
The meaning of life in the view of Daoism and destructive cult is absolutely different. Daoism believes that the life is invested by the dao, and the dao has the virtue to cherish life. Such notionsExpand
An Interdisciplinary Framework to Assess the Radicalization of Youth Towards Violent Extremism Across Cultures
The search to understand contemporary terrorism has led researchers to increasingly focus their attention on the radicalization process as a means to gain insight into how individuals becomeExpand
The Falun Gong in China: A Sociological Perspective
  • C. Chan
  • Political Science
  • The China Quarterly
  • 2004
This article offers a sociological perspective on the rise of and crackdown on the falun gong in relation to the social, cultural and political context of China. I specify from a sociologicalExpand
Between Secularism and Multiple Establishment: Rajeev Bhargava's Typology of Relations between State and Religion(s) and the example of Germany 1
The secularisation thesis originated with particular theories of modernity that held that religion was designed to become less and less significant in the social and political life of a modernExpand