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  • UFOs and Popular Cultureby James R. Lewis

    ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 75.00

    Are extraterrestrials providing the military with alien technology in exchange for carte blanche abduction rights? Are satanists, extraterrestrials - or both - mutilating cattle? Is the human race the result of a breeding experiment carried out by ancient astronauts? Are Crop Circles the pranks of drunken Englishmen or just alien graffiti? Who,... more...

  • Witchcraft Todayby James R. Lewis

    ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 75.00

    This reference presents a concise survey of the witchcraft movement worldwide, charting its development and covering neopagan concepts, rituals, practices and practitioners. more...

  • Satanism Todayby James R. Lewis

    ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 85.00

    This encyclopedia on contemporary Satanism fully explores cross-cultural Satan-lore, from its Zoroastrian roots to its modern popularity. more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of New Religious Movementsby James R. Lewis

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 54.99 US$ 47.29

    The study of New Religious Movements (NRMs) is one of the fastest-growing areas of religious studies. This Handbook covers the current state of the field and breaks new ground. Its contributors are drawn equally from sociology and religious studies and include both established scholars and "rising stars" in the field. The core chapters deal with such... more...

  • Scientologyby James R. Lewis

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 26.99 US$ 23.21

    Scientology is arguably the most persistently controversial of all contemporary New Religious Movements. James R. Lewis has assembled an unusually comprehensive anthology, incorporating a wide range of different approaches. In this book, a group of well-known scholars of New Religious Movements offers an extensive and evenhanded overview and analysis... more...

  • Practical Speech User Interface Designby James R. Lewis

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 109.95

    Although speech is the most natural form of communication between humans, most people find using speech to communicate with machines anything but natural. Drawing from psychology, human-computer interaction, linguistics, and communication theory, Practical Speech User Interface Design provides a comprehensive yet concise survey of practical speech... more...

  • The Astrology Bookby James R Lewis

    Visible Ink Press 2003; US$ 19.99

    The Astrology Book: The Encyclopedia of Heavenly Influences defines and explains more than 800 astrological terms and concepts from air signs to Zeus and everything in between. This is the definitive work on celestial forces for anyone seeking to expand their knowledge on the influence of the stars and other heavenly bodies on human personality,... more...

  • Cultsby James R. Lewis

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 32.95

    Cults examines the history and current status of cults across the United States, Europe, and East Asia. Focusing on the principal controversial religions and movements that have attracted major media attention, the book also includes profiles of hundreds of minority religions, from Jesus People and Rastafarians to voodoo practitioners and the human-cloning... more...

  • The Order of the Solar Templeby James R. Lewis

    Taylor and Francis 2016; 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...

  • Violence and New Religious Movementsby James R. Lewis

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 26.99 US$ 23.21

    Violence involving alternative religions has long been a topic of intense public interest. This volume examines the famous incidents of murder and suicide concerning Jonestown, Heaven's Gate, AUM Shinrikyo, the Branch Davidians, and the Solar Temple, and other, less prominent new religions. This collection of essays represents the culmination of decades... more...