With contributions by
Antonios Alevisopoulos Gianni Ambrosio, Eileen Barker, Thomas Gandow, Mike Garde, Teresa Gonçalves, Massimo Introvigne, Reender Kranenborg, Jean-François Mayer, Gordon Melton, Ole Riis og Friederike Valentin
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Stimulated by travel, mass media, and education, individuals have spent the
twentieth century questioning organized religion and, as the end of the millennium approaches, many are turning to spirituality rooted in ancient practice, but modernized by secular experience.
In this volume, an international group of authors survey the religious and spiritual movements growing in popularity in Western Europe. They include theosophy, transcendental meditation, the Rosicrucians, Mormonism, the occult (including Satanism and Wicca), Jehovah's Witnesses, the Unification Church, Scientology, the Hare Krishna, and the Baha'i, among others.
Table of contentsThe Dispersion of Unorthodox Religiosity in Western Europe: A Brief Empirical Survey, Ole Riis
European Receptivity to the New Religions, Gordon Melton
The Catholic Church and New Religions, Teresa Gonçalves
Confronting the New Religious Movements in Greece, Antonios Alevisopoulos
New Religious Movements in Italy, Massimo Introvigne & Gianni Ambrosio
New Religious Movements in Switzerland, Jean-François Mayer
New Religious Movements in the Republic of Ireland, Mike Garde
New Religious Movements in Britain, Eileen Barker
New Religious Movements in the Netherlands, Reender Kranenburg
New Religious Movements in Germany, Thomas Gandow
New Religious Movements in Austria, Friederike Valentin
Denmark and Scandinavia vis-à-vis New Religious Movements, Johannes Aagaard
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