New Religious Movements and Rapid Social Change

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SAGE, Nov 1, 1986 - Religions - 264 pages
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The twentieth century has seen a considerable and unexpected proliferation of new religious movements in many parts of the world, often associated with periods of rapid social change. This volume - now available in paper - explains the development and characteristics of these movements comparatively and analyzes their outstanding features. The contributors shows how rapid social change gives rise to novel religious interpretations and how new religious movements, in turn, try to influence the process of change.
 

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Contents

New religious movements in Western Europe
29
The development of millennialistic thought in Japans
55
Social change and movements of revitalization
87
A comparative study of two new religious movements
113
New religious movements in the Caribbean
146
The social impact of Nigerias new religious movements
177
a new religious movement
197
New Hindu religious movements in India
220
Index
240
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