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The Elementary Forms of the New Religious Life (Paperback): Roy Wallis

The Elementary Forms of the New Religious Life (Paperback)

Roy Wallis

Series: Routledge Library Editions: Sociology of Religion

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This book, first published in 1984, examines the whole range of new religious movements which appeared in the 1960s and 1970s in the West. It develops a wide-ranging theory of these new religions which explains many of their major characteristics. Some of the movements are well-known, such as Scientology, Krishna Consciousness, and the Unification Church. Others such as the Process, Meher Baba, and 3-HO are much less known. While some became international, others remained local; in other ways, too, such as style, belief, organisation, they exhibit enormous diversity. The movements studied here are classified under three ideal types, world-rejecting, world-affirming and world-accommodating, and from here the author develops a theory of the origins, recruitment base, characteristics, and development patterns which they display. The book offers a critical exploration of the theories of the new religions and analyses the highly contentious issue of whether they reflect the process of secularisation, or whether they are a countervailing trend marking the resurgence of religion in the West.

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Imprint: Routledge
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Series: Routledge Library Editions: Sociology of Religion
Release date: September 2020
First published: 1984
Authors: Roy Wallis
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 17mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 164
ISBN-13: 978-0-367-02505-2
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social institutions > General
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Aspects of religions (non-Christian) > Religious life & practice > General
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Alternative belief systems > Syncretist & eclectic religions & belief systems > General
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Alternative belief systems > Syncretist & eclectic religions & belief systems > General
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Aspects of religions (non-Christian) > Religious life & practice > General
LSN: 0-367-02505-1
Barcode: 9780367025052

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