America's Alternative Religions

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Timothy Miller
SUNY Press, Jan 1, 1995 - Religion - 474 pages
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This is a source of reliable information on the most important new and alternative religions covering history, theology, impact on the culture, and current status. It includes a chapter on the Branch Davidians.

  

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
Established Christian Alternatives
11
THE ANABAPTISTS
13
SYMBOL AND SIGN IN METHODIST HOLINESS AND PENTECOSTAL SPIRITUALITY
23
THE ADVENTIST AND JEHOVAHS WITNESS BRANCH OF PROTESTANTISM
33
THE LATTER DAY SAINT CHURCHES
47
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE AND AMERICAN CULTURE
61
ON THE VERGE THE EVOLUTION OF AMERICAN QUAKERISM
69
GURDJlEFF IN AMERICA AN OVERVIEW
259
SUBUD
267
AfricanAmerican Freedom Movements
275
BLACK JEWS AND BLACK MUSLIMS
277
FATHER DIVINES PEACE MISSION MOVEMENT
285
SANTERIA AND VODOU IN THE UNITED STATES
291
THE RASTAFARI ABROAD
297
PEOPLES TEMPLE
303

SWEDENBORGIANISM
77
UNITARIAN UNIVERSALISM AN INTERPRETATION THROUGH ITS HISTORY
87
Contemporary Christian and Jewish Movements
99
ROMAN CATHOLIC TRADITIONALISM
101
HASIDISM AND ITS EFFECTS ON ALTERNATIVE JEWISH MOVEMENTS IN AMERICA
109
GOD AND RACE BRITISHISRAELISM AND CHRISTIAN IDENTITY
119
THE CHILDREN OF GOD
127
THE BOSTON CHURCH OF CHRIST
133
FROM HOLY ORDER OF MANS TO CHRIST THE SAVIOR BROTHERHOOD THE RADICAL TRANSFORMATION OF AN ESOTERIC CHRIST...
141
THE BRANCH DAVIDIANS A SOCIAL PROFILE AND ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY
149
Religions from Asia
159
BUDDHISM IN AMERICA THE DHARMA IN THE LAND OF THE RED MAN
161
HINDUISM ARRIVES IN AMERICA THE VEDANTA MOVEMENT AND THE SELFREALIZATION FELLOWSHIP
173
HINDU MOVEMENTS SINCE MIDCENTURY YOGIS IN THE STATES
191
HARE KRISHNA IN AMERICA GROWTH DECLINE AND ACCOMMODATION
215
THE UNIFICATION CHURCH
223
Religions from the Middle East
231
EXPRESSIONS OF ISLAM IN AMERICA
233
THE AMERICAN BAHAI COMMUNITY IN THE NINETIES
243
SUFISM IN AMERICA
249
Ancient Wisdom and New Age Movements
313
THEOSOPHY
315
NEW THOUGHT AND THE HARMONIAL FAMILY
325
SPIRITUALISM AND CHANNELING
331
NEOPAGANISM AND WITCHCRAFT
339
WHITHER THE NEW AGE?
347
ECKANKAR FROM ANCIENT SCIENCE OF SOUL TRAVEL TO NEW AGE RELIGION
363
THE EVOLUTION OF HIPPIE COMMUNAL SPIRITUALITY THE FARM AND OTHER HIPPIES WHO DIDNT GIVE UP
371
And Many More
379
NEW RELIGIONS AND AMERICAN INDIAN RELIGION
381
THE CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY LIGHTNING ROD FOR CULTURAL BOUNDARY CONFLICTS
385
UFO RELIGIOUS MOVEMENTS
393
SATANISM AND SATANIC CHURCHES THE CONTEMPORARY INCARNATIONS
401
THE EVOLUTION OF MODERN AMERICAN ANTICULT IDEOLOGY A CASE STUDY IN FRAME EXTENSION
411
A BIBLIOGRAPHICAL GUIDE TO ALTERNATIVE RELIGIONS
417
CHRONOLOGY OF ALTERNATIVE RELIGIONS IN AMERICA AMERICAN FOUNDING DATES PLUS A FEW OTHER MAJOR EVENTS
437
Contributors
443
INDEX
445
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Timothy Miller is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Kansas.

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