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Title Challenging religion [electronic resource] : essays in honour of Eileen Barker / edited by James A. Beckford and James T. Richardson.

Imprint London ; New York : Routledge, 2003.


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Description xiii, 267 p.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [237]-256) and index.
"A selection of Eileen Barker's principal publications in English": p. [229]-236.
Contents Introduction / James A. Beckford, James T. Richardson -- PART I. NEW RELIGIOUS MOVEMENTS -- Absolutes and relatives: two problems for new religious movements / Bryan R. Wilson -- Cults, culture and manure: why the root of the second should be the first rather than the third / N.J. Demerath III -- Religion and the Internet: the global marketplace / Jean-François Mayer -- Religious groups and globalisation: a comparative perspective / Margit Warburg -- Religion after atheism: moving away from the communal flat / Marat Shterin -- PART II. RELIGIOUS 'DEVIANCE' AND CONTROL -- Notes on the contemporary peril to religious freedom / Thomas Robbins -- Chapter in the life of Eileen Barker: the American Psychological Association, brainwashing controviersies and the Great Cult Apoligist Conspiracy / Massimo Introvigne -- Satanic abuse: lessons from a controversy / Jean La Fontaine -- Countercult monitoring movement in historical perspective / J. Gordon Melton -- Making of a moral panic: religion and state in Singapore / Michael Hill -- PART III. RELIGIOUS FREEDOM AND EMPOWERMENT -- What's happening in American church/state jurisprudence? / Phillip E. Hammond -- Religious toleration in Western and Central European countries / Karel Dobbelaere, Jaak Billiet -- Religious minorites in France: a Protestant perspective / Grace Davie -- Gendered spiritualities / Meredith B. McGuire -- Making of a survivor: rhetoric and reality in the study of religion and abuse / Nancy Nason-Clark -- PART IV. PHILOSOPHY AND METHODS -- Aspects of the constitution, construction and reconstruction of human reality / Thomas Luckmann -- Sociology of wisdom / Douglas Davies -- Cataclysms and the apocalyptic imagination / Richard K. Fenn.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject Religion and sociology.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Barker, Eileen, 1938-
Beckford, James A.
Richardson, James T., 1941-
ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 0415309484 (alk. paper)

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