The Resource New age, neopagan, and new religious movements : alternative spirituality in contemporary America, Hugh B. Urban

New age, neopagan, and new religious movements : alternative spirituality in contemporary America, Hugh B. Urban

Label
New age, neopagan, and new religious movements : alternative spirituality in contemporary America
Title
New age, neopagan, and new religious movements
Title remainder
alternative spirituality in contemporary America
Statement of responsibility
Hugh B. Urban
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"New Age, Neopagan, and New Religious Movements is a comprehensive and user-friendly book devoted to the study of alternative spiritual currents in modern America. The book covers a wide range of new religions from the mid-nineteenth century to the present, including the Native American Church, Mormonism, Spiritualism, Scientology, the Nation of Islam, Rastafari, ISKCON, Wicca, the Church of Satan, Peoples Temple, Branch Davidians, and the Raëlians. Each chapter focuses on one key issue or debate that raises larger issues in the study of religion and American culture more broadly, such as the legality of peyote in the Native American Church, the role of women and feminism in Wicca, the role of hip hop and reggae music in the spread of the Nation of Islam and Rastafari, and the debate over human cloning in the Raëlian movement. The book also addresses key theoretical and methodological problems in the study of new religions: Why has there been such a tremendous proliferation of new spiritual forms in the past 150 years, even amid our increasingly rational, scientific, technological, and 'secular' society? Why has the United States become the heartland for the explosion of new religious movements? How do we deal with complex legal debates such as the use of peyote by the Native American Church, the use of marijuana by Rastafarians, or the practice of plural marriage by some Mormon communities? And how do we navigate issues of religious freedom and privacy in a new age of religious violence, terrorism, and government surveillance?"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
299/.930973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BL2525
LC item number
.U73 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
New age, neopagan, and new religious movements : alternative spirituality in contemporary America, Hugh B. Urban
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the rise of new religions in modern America -- The Native American Church : ancient tradition in a modern legal context -- Mormonism : polygamy, marriage, and the law -- Spiritualism : women, mediums, and messages from other worlds -- The Nation of Islam and the five percenters : race, religion, and hip hop -- Rastafari : messianism, music, and ganja -- The Church of Scientology : new religions and tax exemption -- Wicca and Neopaganism : feminism and environmentalism -- Modern Satanism : religious parody and Satanic panic -- ISKCON (Hare Krishna) : Eastern religions in modern America -- Channeling and the new age : alternative spirituality in popular culture and media -- Peoples Temple : mass suicide, media, and the "cult" label -- The Branch Davidians : millenarian movements and religious freedom -- The Raëlians: UFOs and human cloning -- Appendix : method and theory in the study of new religions
Control code
ocn918145569
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520962125
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
821783
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b35580665
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)918145569
  • pebcs0520962125

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
Processing Feedback ...