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- University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 40.00
In July 1999, a mere seven years after the founding of the religious movement known as the Falun Gong, the Chinese government banned it. Falun Gong is still active in other countries, and its suppression has become a primary concern of human rights activists and is regularly discussed in dealings between the Chinese government and its Western... more...
- Crystal Clarity Publishers 2012; US$ 15.99
Paramhansa Yogananda?s classic Autobiography of a Yogi was more about the saints Yogananda met than about himself?in spite of the fact that Yogananda was much greater than many he described. Now, one of Yogananda?s few remaining direct disciples, Swami Kriyananda, author of award winning book The New Path, tells the untold story of this great spiritual... more...
- Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 22.95
Scientology is one of the wealthiest and most powerful new religions to emerge in the past century. To its detractors, L. Ron Hubbard's space-age mysticism is a moneymaking scam and sinister brainwashing cult. But to its adherents, it is humanity's brightest hope. Few religious movements have been subject to public scrutiny like Scientology, yet much... more...
- Dundurn 2013; US$ 9.99
In the early 1970s an innocent teenager who had led a sheltered life was forced to leave her family and enter into a polygamous and abusive relationship with a man called the Prophet. In 2008, nearly 40 years later, in the dead of night she fled and created a new life. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 49.95
New Religious Movements in the 21st Century is the first volume to examine the urgent and important issues facing new religions in their political, legal and religious contexts in global perspective. With essays from prominent NRM scholars and usefully organized into four regional areas covering Western Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia, Russia... more...
- Grand Central Publishing 2001; US$ 9.99
From the New York Times bestselling author of Minding the Body, Mending the Mind comes a powerful collection of spiritual activities that we can use every day in order to create miracles in our lives. Through daily meditations and exercises, Borysenko helps us to let go of fear and realize the light of peace. more...
- Blackwell Publishing Ltd. 2003; US$ 47.95
What is a cult? Why do they emerge? Who joins them? And why do tragedies such as Waco and Jonestown occur? This reader brings together the voices of historians, sociologists, and psychologists of religion to address these key questions about new religious movements. Looks at theoretical explanations for cults, why people join and what happens when... more...
- Indiana University Press 2004; US$ 17.55
The Peoples Temple movement ended on November 18, 1978, when more than 900 men, women, and children died in a ritual of murder and suicide in their utopianist community of Jonestown, Guyana. Only a handful lived to tell their story. As is well known, Jim Jones, the leader of Peoples Temple, was white,... more...