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Legitimating new religions / James R. Lewis.

Author/Creator:
Lewis, James R.
Publication:
New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2003.
Format/Description:
Book
viii, 272 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
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Subjects:
Cults -- Psychology.
Psychology, Religious.
Authority -- Religious aspects.
Contents:
Part I : legitimating new religions
Religious experience and the origins of religion
Native American prophet religions
Jesus in India and the forging of tradition
Science, technology and the Space Brothers
Anton Lavey, the Satanic Bible, and the Satanist tradition
Heaven's Gate and the legitimation of suicide
The authority of the long ago and the far away
Part II : legitimating repression
Atrocity tales as a de-legitimation strategy
Religious insanity
The cult stereotype as an ideological resource
Scholarship and the de-legitimation of religion.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
0813533244 (pbk. : alk. paper)
OCLC:
51892655