Handbook of New Age

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Daren Kemp, James R. Lewis
BRILL, 2007 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 484 pages
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The "Handbook of New Age" is a comprehensive survey of alternative spiritualities: their history, their global impact, their cultural influence and how they are understood by scholars. Chapters by many of the leading scholars of the movement give the latest analysis of contemporary spiritual trends, and present up-to-date observations of the interaction between the New Age movement and many different fields of knowledge and research.
  

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
3
NEW AGE AND SOCIALSCIENTIFIC RESEARCH
101
NEW AGE CULTURE AND SOCIETY
183
GLOBAL ASPECTS OF NEW AGE
289
NEW AGE AND WORLDVIEWS
377
Contributors
473
Index
475
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About the author (2007)

Daren Kemp is co-editor of the Journal of Alternative Spiritualities and New Age Studies and co-organises a series of international conferences on New Age (www.asanas.org.uk). He is author of New Age: A Guide and The Christaquarians? A Sociology of Christians in the New Age.James R. Lewis is a Lecturer in Religious Studies at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point. His recent publications include Legitimating New Religions. He is also the general editor of The Oxford Handbook of New Religious Movements and The Encyclopedic Sourcebook of New Age Religions.

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