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Encountering new religious movements

Encountering new religious movements

a holistic evangelical approach

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Published by Kregel Academic & Professional in Grand Rapids, MI .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Evangelistic work.,
  • Evangelistic work -- Biblical teaching.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 305-308) and indexes.

    StatementIrving Hexham, Stephen Rost & John W. Morehead II, general editors.
    ContributionsHexham, Irving., Rost, Stephen., Morehead, John.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBV3795 .E53 2004
    The Physical Object
    Pagination322 p. :
    Number of Pages322
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22619936M
    ISBN 100825428939
    OCLC/WorldCa53223560

    Irving Hexham and Karla Poewe have consequently proposed that there are NRMs, particularly those who have gained adherents in a number of nations, which can be understood as forming global subcultures. While psychological and social problems upon resignation are not uncommon, their character and intensity are greatly dependent on the personal history and on the traits of the ex-member, and on the reasons for and way of resignation. At the time of their foundation, the religious traditions considered "established" or "mainstream" today were seen as new religious movements. The group, an offshoot of the Seventh-day Adventist church, first settled near Waco in In Africa, David Barrett has documented the emergence of 6, new indigenous churches since the late s.

    Some still use the term "cult" for groups they believe to be extremely manipulative and exploitative. They have themselves come under attack for allegedly using methods themselves that have been characterized as polemichostile, and verbally or emotionally abusive. A group of organizations which originated within the context of established religion is working in more general fields of cult-awareness, especially in Europe. While psychological and social problems upon resignation are not uncommon, their character and intensity are greatly dependent on the personal history and on the traits of the ex-member, and on the reasons for and way of resignation.

    These movements Encountering new religious movements book often highly eclecticpluralistic, and syncretistic; they freely combine doctrines and practices from diverse sources within their belief systems. Some book titles use both terms. Allegations of child abuse and the launching of a retail gun business attracted the attention of the authorities, which led to a long standoff with the FBI and a tragic fire that killed Koresh and some 80 members of the group. In general, the number of people who have affiliated with NRMs worldwide is small when compared to major world religions. A darker side of apocalyptic expectations has resulted in mass suicides and tragic conflict with governmental agencies. The Cargo Cults are interpreted as indigenous NRMs that have arisen in response to colonial and post-colonial cultural changes, including the influx of modernisation and capitalist consumerism.


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Encountering new religious movements Download PDF Ebook

Part one looks at biblical and historical perspectives, Encountering new religious movements book two addresses methodology issues, and part three provides practical application. The Church of Scientologyin particular, makes a practice of investigating its critics and publicizing any past crimes or wrongdoings.

Somewhat in concurrence Encountering new religious movements book Introvigne, professor Eileen Barker asserts in an interview that the controversy surrounding certain new religious movements can turn violent by a process called deviancy amplification spiral.

However, scholars of NRMs in the west have noted the growing significance of religious syncretismwhere nominal adherents of established religions import elements such as Buddhist meditation techniques, Hindu yoga methods or New Age visualisations. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.

An initial step in this direction occurred in when the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization convened a mini-consultation in Thailand. In general, the number of people who have affiliated with NRMs worldwide is small when compared to major world religions.

Richardson, Timothy Miller and Catherine Wessinger argued that the term "cult" had become too laden with negative connotations, and "advocated dropping its use in academia.

Morehead II. This generally does not concern the many superficial, short-lived, or peripheral supporters of an NRM. For example, Christianity was opposed by people within Judaism and within the Roman culture as sacrilege toward existing doctrines.

Please do not remove this message until the dispute is resolved. Derks and J. The Church of Scientologyin particular, makes a practice of investigating its critics and publicizing any past crimes or wrongdoings, [37] frequently alleging unproved wrongdoings.

It was here that the phenomena of Cargo Cults were first discerned by anthropologists and religious studies scholars. Around twenty-five percent of the world's distinct cultures are found in Melanesia, spanning the island nations from Papua New Guineathe Solomon IslandsVanuatu and Fiji.

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In Africa, David Barrett has documented the emergence of 6, new indigenous churches since the late s. Please see the discussion on the talk page. NRMs vary in terms of leadership; authority; concepts of the Encountering new religious movements book, family, and gender; teachings; organizational structures; etc.

Reasons for this trauma may include: conditioning by the religious movement; avoidance of uncertainties about life and its meaning; having had powerful religious experiences; love for the founder of the religion; emotional investment; fear of losing salvation ; bonding with other members; anticipation of the realization that time, money, and efforts donated to the group were a waste; and the new freedom with its corresponding responsibilities, especially for people who lived in a community.

Section introductions by the editor situate the nature, value, and relevance of the selected readings in context of current discussions.

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Some still use the term "cult" for groups they believe to be extremely manipulative and exploitative. Isms New and Old, by Julius Bodensieck. In the s sociologist John Lofland lived with Unification Church missionary Young Oon Kim Encountering new religious movements book a small group of American church members in California and studied their activities in trying to Encountering new religious movements book their beliefs and win new members.

Other scholars expand their measurement of difference, considering religious movements new when, taken from their traditional cultural context, they appear in new places, perhaps in modified forms. In a interview Eileen Barker said that the controversy surrounding certain new religious movements can turn violent by a process called deviancy amplification spiral.

A broad-ranging, balanced and clearly organized collection of readings. Contextual missiology[ edit ] The phenomena of "cults" has also entered into the discourses of Christian missions and theology of religions. Get exclusive access to content from our First Edition with your subscription.

And why do tragedies such as Waco and Jonestown occur? Book reviews are published online and in print every quarter in Bibliotheca Sacra.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. A new religious movement (NRM) is a faith-based community, or ethical, spiritual, or philosophical group of recent tjarrodbonta.com may be novel in origin or they may be part of a wider religion, such as Christianity, in which case they will be distinct from pre-existing tjarrodbonta.comrs studying the sociology of religion have almost unanimously adopted.

A new religious movement (NRM), also known as a new religion or an alternative spirituality, is a religious or spiritual group that has modern origins and which occupies a peripheral place within its society's dominant religious culture.

NRMs can be novel in origin or part of a wider religion, in which case they are distinct from pre-existing denominations.Christianity Today Book Awards Pdf historical and biblical accounts, the pdf present practical advice for evangelizing practitioners of new religions with approaches similar to those used to reach foreign people groups.

The book treats a breathtaking range of biblical, historical, methodological, and practical issues related to Christian witness to new religious movements.Book Description.

What is a cult? Why do they emerge? Who joins them?

Encountering New Religious Movements

And why do tragedies such as Waco and Jonestown occur? This Reader brings together the voices of historians, sociologists, and psychologists of religion to address these key questions about new religious movements/5(30).New ebook movement, any relatively new religion characterized by innovative responses to modern conditions, perceived counterculturalism, eclecticism and syncretism, and charismatic and sometimes authoritarian leadership.

New religious movements are sometimes pejoratively referred to as ‘cults.’.