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George D. Chryssides

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  • The A to Z of Jehovah's Witnessesby George D. Chryssides

    Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 36.99

    The theme of prophecy, the doctrine of the 144,000, end-time calculations, Armageddon, and the Witnesses' denial of hell are all considered in The A to Z of Jehovah's Witnesses, which contains a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and 250 cross-referenced dictionary entries relating to key people and concepts. more...

  • The Advent of Sun Myung Moonby George D. Chryssides

    Palgrave Macmillan 1991; US$ 176.00

    The Unification Church (popularly known as the 'Moonies') has been viewed as an eccentric and somewhat sinister 'cult', best known for the 'mass wedding' ceremonies conducted by its leader Sun Myung Moon. In The Advent of Sun Myung Moon George Chryssides remains critical of the movement, but brings the reader out of uninformed prejudice by presenting... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Jehovah's Witnessesby George D. Chryssides

    Scarecrow Press 2008; US$ 97.99

    The theme of prophecy, the doctrine of the 144,000, end-time calculations, Armageddon, and the Witnesses' denial of hell are all considered in the Historical Dictionary of Jehovah's Witnesses, which contains a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and 250 cross-referenced dictionary entries relating to key people and concepts. more...

  • Historical Dictionary of New Religious Movementsby George D. Chryssides

    Scarecrow Press 2011; US$ 87.99

    In this newly updated second edition of the Historical Dictionary of New Religious Movements , George D. Chryssides traces the rise and development of new religious movements throughout the world. An updated introduction summarizes the phenomenon of new religious movements and lays out the changes to the dictionary since the 2001 edition, while... more...

  • Christians in the Twenty-First Centuryby George D. Chryssides; Margaret Z. Wilkins

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 34.95

    'Christians in the Twenty-First Century' examines Christianity as it is understood and practised both by active followers and those who regard themselves as Christian. The book opens with an examination of key Christian concepts - the Bible, the Creeds, the Church and the sacraments - and the major traditions of Roman Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy... more...

  • The Order of the Solar Templeby Professor James R Lewis; Dr George D Chryssides

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    In October 1994, fifty-three members of the Order of the Solar Temple in Switzerland and Québec were murdered or committed suicide. This incident and two later group suicides in subsequent years played a pivotal role in inflaming the cult controversy in Europe, influencing the public to support harsher actions against non-traditional religions. Despite... more...

  • The Art of Living Foundationby Dr Stephen Jacobs; Dr George D Chryssides; Professor James R Lewis

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    The Hindu-derived meditation movement, The Art of Living (AOL), founded in 1981 by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar in Bangalore, has grown into a global organization which claims presence in more than 150 countries. Stephen Jacobs presents the first comprehensive study of AOL as an important transnational movement and an alternative global spirituality. Exploring... more...

  • Paganistanby Dr Murphy Pizza; Dr George D Chryssides; Professor James R Lewis

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 149.95

    Paganistan - a moniker adapted by the Twin Cities Contemporary Pagan community - is the title of a history and ethnography of a regionally unique, urban, and vibrant community in Minnesota. The story of the community traces the formation of some of the earliest organizations and churches in the US, the influence of publication houses and bookstores,... more...

  • Invented Religionsby Professor Carole M Cusack; Dr George D Chryssides; Professor James R Lewis

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    Utilizing contemporary scholarship on secularization, individualism, and consumer capitalism, this book explores religious movements founded in the West which are intentionally fictional: Discordianism, the Church of All Worlds, the Church of the SubGenius, and Jediism. Their continued appeal and success, principally in America but gaining wider audience... more...

  • The New Generation Witchesby Ms Hannah E Johnston; Ms Peg Aloi; Dr George D Chryssides; Professor James R Lewis

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    From the shelves of mainstream bookstores and the pages of teen magazines, to popular films and television series, contemporary culture at the turn of the twenty-first century has been fascinated with teenage identity and the presence of magic and the occult. Alongside this profusion of products and representations, a global network of teenage Witches... more...