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Organized in chronological order of the founding of each movement, this documentary reader brings to life new religious movements from the 18th century to the present. It provides students with the tools to understand questions of race, religion, and American religious history. Movements covered include the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism), the Native American Church, the Moorish Science Temple, the Nation of Islam, and more. The voices included come from both men and women. Each chapter focuses on a different new religious movement and features: - an introduction to the movement, including the context of its founding - two to four primary source documents about or from the movement - suggestions for further reading.
|Publication date:||8th August 2019|
|Author:||Emily Suzanne Clark|
|Publisher:||Bloomsbury Academic an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC|
|Categories:||Contemporary non-Christian & para-Christian cults & sects, Christian & quasi-Christian cults & sects, History of religion,|
Emily Suzanne Clark is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Gonzaga University, USA. She is author of A Luminous Brotherhood: Afro-Creole Spiritualism in Nineteenth-Century New Orleans (2016). Brad Stoddard is Assistant Professor of religious studies at McDaniel College, USA. He is the co-editor of Stereotyping Religion: Critiquing Cliches (Bloomsbury, 2017) and President of the North American Association for the Study of Religion.More About Emily Suzanne Clark