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By Peter Clarke

New spiritual events (NRMs) can contain giant numbers of fans and in lots of instances are notably altering the best way humans comprehend and perform faith and spirituality. in addition, many are having a profound impression at the shape and content material of mainstream faith. The Encyclopedia of recent non secular Movements offers uniquely worldwide insurance of the phenomenon, with entries on over three-hundred circulate from virtually each nation on the planet. insurance contains hobbies that derive from the foremost religions of the realm and to neo-traditional routine, events usually missed within the learn of NRMs.

In addition to the insurance of specific routine there also are entries on issues, issues, key thinkers and key rules, for instance the recent Age flow, Neo-Paganism, New faith and gender, NRMs and our on-line world, NRMs and the legislation, the Anti-Cult circulate, Swedenborg, Jung, Teilhard de Chardin, Lovelock, Gurdjieff, al-Banna, Qutb.

The marked worldwide process and comprehensiveness of the encyclopedia allow an appreciation of the leading edge power of NRMs, in their amazing variety, and the usually astounding ways that they could propagate geographically. the main objectives e-book of its type, the Encyclopedia of recent spiritual Movements is a big addition to the reference literature for college kids and researchers of the sector in non secular stories and the social sciences. Entries are cross-referenced with brief bibliographies for additional interpreting. there's a complete index.

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