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              Books in the Routledge Inform Series on Minority Religions and Spiritual Movements series

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              Minority Religions and Fraud: In Good Faith
               

              Minority Religions and Fraud: In Good Faith (Hardback, New edition)

              Edited by Van Twist, Amanda van Eck Duymaer; Series edited by Barker, Professor Eileen

              • RRP: $212.00
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              Analysing both fraud and religion as social constructs with different functions and meanings attributed to them, this book raises issues that are central to debates about the limits of religious toleration in diverse societies, and the possible harm that religious organisations c...an inflict upon society and individuals.
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              ISBN 9781472409119
              Released NZ 25 Sep 2014
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Routledge Inform Series on Minority Religions and Spiritual Movements
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              State Responses to Minority Religions
               

              State Responses to Minority Religions (Hardback, New edition)

              Edited by Kirkham, Dr. David M.; Series edited by Barker, Professor Eileen

              • RRP: $294.00
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              This book explores state responses to minority religions in four parts. The first chapter provides a legal and normative overview of the variety of responses available to states. Part II looks at Islamic majority countries, and part III focuses on Western Europe.

              ISBN 9781472416469
              Released NZ 28 Nov 2013
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Routledge Inform Series on Minority Religions and Spiritual Movements
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              The Public Face of African New Religious Movements in Diaspora: Imagining the Religious 'Other'
               

              The Public Face of African New Religious Movements in Diaspora: Imagining the Religious 'Other' (Hardback, New edition)

              Edited by Adogame, Dr. Afe; Series edited by Barker, Professor Eileen

              • RRP: $235.00
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              This book provides new theoretical and methodological insights for understanding and interpreting ANRMs and African-derived religions in diaspora. Contributors focus on groups and movements drawn from Christian, Islamic, Jewish and African-derived religious movements and explore ...their provenance and patterns of emergence.
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              ISBN 9781472420107
              Released NZ 28 Sep 2014
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Routledge Inform Series on Minority Religions and Spiritual Movements
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              Cult Wars' in Historical Perspective: New and Minority Religions

              Cult Wars' in Historical Perspective: New and Minority Religions (Paperback)

              Edited by Gallagher, Eugene V.

              • RRP: $86.99
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              'Cult Wars' in Historical Perspective provides a broad characterization of the shifting religious contours over the past several decades. Offering an assessment of several important topics in the study of new religions, this book explores developments in well-known groups such as... the Unification movement, The Family International (Children of God), the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), and the Church of Scientology. Bringing together both insiders and outsiders from various academic disciplines and personal perspectives, this book takes account of the ways in which the cult question is defined and addressed in different countries. It offers a vivid depiction of how the cult wars or cult controversies of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries first took shape; the transformation of deeply entrenched positions on cults and sects as at least some members of new groups, cult watchers, and academics entered into serious and sustained conversations about topics of mutual concern; the shifting foci and concerns of the general public, law enforcement and the courts, and academics in various countries; and the complex histories of individual groups in which many dramatic transformations have occurred despite their comparatively short life spans.
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              ISBN 9780367880620
              Released NZ 20 Dec 2019
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Routledge Inform Series on Minority Religions and Spiritual Movements
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              Minority Religions and Fraud: In Good Faith

              Minority Religions and Fraud: In Good Faith (Paperback)

              Edited by Twist, Amanda van Eck Duymaer van

              • RRP: $93.99
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              Analysing both fraud and religion as social constructs with different functions and meanings attributed to them, this book raises issues that are central to debates about the limits of religious toleration in diverse societies, and the possible harm (as well as benefits) that rel...igious organisations can visit upon society and individuals. There has already been a lively debate concerning the structural context in which abuse, especially sexual abuse, can be perpetrated within religion. Contributors to the volume proceed from the premise that similar arguments about ways in which structure and power may be conducive to abuse can be made about fraud and deception. Both can contribute to abuse, yet they are often less easily demonstrated and proven, hence less easily prosecuted. With a focus on minority religions, the book offers a comparative overview of the concept of religious fraud by bringing together analyses of different types of fraud or deception (financial, bio-medical, emotional, breach of trust and consent). Contributors examine whether fraud is necessarily intentional (or whether that is in the eye of the beholder); certain structures may be more conducive to fraud; followers willingly participate in it. The volume includes some chapters focused on non-Western beliefs (Juju, Occult Economies, Dharma Lineage), which have travelled to the West and can be found in North American and European metropolitan areas.
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              ISBN 9781138546158
              Released NZ 12 Feb 2018
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Routledge Inform Series on Minority Religions and Spiritual Movements
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              Fiction, Invention and Hyper-reality: From popular culture to religion
               

              Fiction, Invention and Hyper-reality: From popular culture to religion (Hardback)

              Edited by Cusack, Carole M.; Kosnac, Pavol

              • RRP: $294.00
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              The twentieth century was a period of rapid change for religion. Secularisation resulted in a dramatic fall in church attendance in the West, and the 1950s and 1960s saw the introduction of new religions including the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), the ...Church of Scientology, and the Children of God. New religions were regarded with suspicion by society in general and Religious Studies scholars alike until the 1990s, when the emergence of a second generation of 'new new' religions based on popular cultural forms including films, novels, computer games and comic books and highly individualistic spiritualities confirmed the utter transformation of the religio-spiritual landscape. Scientology and ISKCON appeared traditional and conservative when compared to the radically de-institutionalised, eclectic, parodic, fun-loving, and experimental fiction-based, invented, and hyper-real religions. This book brings together scholarly treatments of cutting edge religious and spiritual trends, with contributions by representatives of Dudeism, the Church of All Worlds, the Temple of the Jedi Order, and Tolkien spirituality groups. This book will simultaneously entertain, shock, challenge, and delight readers.
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              ISBN 9781472463029
              Released NZ 11 Nov 2016
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Routledge Inform Series on Minority Religions and Spiritual Movements
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              Visioning New and Minority Religions: Projecting the future
               

              Visioning New and Minority Religions: Projecting the future (Hardback)

              Edited by Gallagher, Eugene V.

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              Rather than being ephemeral fads, new religious movements (NRMs) have always been and will always be with us. So will the study of them. Offering an assesment of the state-of-the-field of the study of NRMs,Visioning New and Minority Religions begins by considering the analytical ...tools for the study of new or minority religions, drawing on the perspectives of diverse academic disciplines. The second part focuses on individual groups in a variety of geographical settings. Essays in this section review the past of particular groups in order to extrapolate future developments. They cover new religions that have persisted well past the first generation, such as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Christian Scientists, and the Jehovaha (TM)s Witnesses, and groups with comparatively shorter histories such as various forms of contemporary Paganism, Soka Gakkai, and the Diamond Way Buddhist group.
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              ISBN 9781472465887
              Released NZ 15 Nov 2016
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Routledge Inform Series on Minority Religions and Spiritual Movements
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              Legal Cases, New Religious Movements, and Minority Faiths

              Legal Cases, New Religious Movements, and Minority Faiths (Paperback)

              Edited by Richardson, James T.; Bellanger, Francois

              • RRP: $93.99
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              New religious movements (NRMs) and other minority faiths have regularly been the focus of legal cases around the world in recent decades. This is the first book to focus on important aspects of the relationship of smaller faiths to the societies in which they function by using sp...ecific legal cases to examine social control efforts. The legal cases involve group leaders, a groups' practices or alleged abuses against members and children in the group, legal actions brought by former members or third parties, attacks against such groups by outsiders including even governments, and libel and slander actions brought by religious groups as they seek to defend themselves. These cases are sometimes milestones in the relation between state authorities and religious groups. Exploring cases in different parts of the world, and assessing the events causing such cases and their consequences, this book offers a practical insight for understanding the relations of NRMs and other minority religions and the law from the perspective of legal cases. Chapters focus on legal, political, and social implications. Including contributions from scholars, legal practitioners, actual or former members, and authorities involved in such cases from various jurisdictions, this book presents an objective approach to understanding why so many legal actions have involved NRMs and other minority faiths in recent years in western societies, and the consequences of those actions for the society and the religious group as well.
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              ISBN 9781138546127
              Released NZ 12 Feb 2018
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Routledge Inform Series on Minority Religions and Spiritual Movements
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              Spiritual and Visionary Communities: Out to Save the World

              Spiritual and Visionary Communities: Out to Save the World (Paperback, New edition)

              Edited by Miller, Timothy; Series edited by Barker, Professor Eileen

              • RRP: $96.99
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              Spiritual and Visionary Communities provides a balanced introduction to a diverse range of communities worldwide. Focusing on communities which have had little previous academic or public attention, the authors explore a part of contemporary society that is rarely understood. Com...munities studied include: Israeli kibbutzim, Mandarom.
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              ISBN 9781409439035
              Released NZ 1 Feb 2013
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Routledge Inform Series on Minority Religions and Spiritual Movements
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              Global Religious Movements Across Borders: Sacred Service
               

              Global Religious Movements Across Borders: Sacred Service (Paperback, New edition)

              Edited by Cherry, Stephen M.; Ebaugh, Helen Rose; Series edited by Barker, Professor Eileen

              • RRP: $96.99
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              Exploring how religious roots are shaping 'service movements' - organizations that seek to aid people across political and geographic boundaries - Religious Movements Across Borders focuses on how religious movements establish structures to assist people with basic human needs su...ch as food, clothing, shelter, education and health.
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              ISBN 9781409456889
              Released NZ 28 Jan 2014
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Routledge Inform Series on Minority Religions and Spiritual Movements
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