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Contemporary non-Christian & para-Christian cults & sects

See below for a selection of the latest books from Contemporary non-Christian & para-Christian cults & sects category. Presented with a red border are the Contemporary non-Christian & para-Christian cults & sects books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Contemporary non-Christian & para-Christian cults & sects books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

I Am Revealed Behind the Ashram Door

I Am Revealed Behind the Ashram Door

Author: Robin Barbosa Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/08/2016

Beware the Evil Eye Volume 3

Beware the Evil Eye Volume 3

Author: John H (University of Oxford) Elliott Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/07/2016

Beware the Evil Eye Volume 3

Beware the Evil Eye Volume 3

Author: John H (University of Oxford) Elliott Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/07/2016

Las diosas del caribe

Las diosas del caribe

Author: Michaelle Ascencio Format: eBook Release Date: 02/06/2016

En este libro Michaelle Ascencio desmenuza y desmitifica temas diversos sobre lo religioso en el Caribe. Y lo hace escoltada por Carlos Marx y Sigmund Freud, personajes incredulos a quienes los espiritus nunca revelaron sus quehaceres. La autora analiza tres religiones de resistencia -la santeria, el vodu y el candomble- originalmente afroamericanas, pero hoy practicadas en el resto de America, donde se invoca a diosas como Yemaya, Oya, Oba y Yewa. Tambin, la reina-diosa Mara Lionza muestra sus prodigios en el entorno de una religin venezolana en constate renovacin. Finalmente, la Nueva Era ensea las sugestivas variables de la espiritualidad del posmodernismo, al tiempo que los zombis haitianos lanzan sus terribles mensajes de discordia.

Not My Guru

Not My Guru

Author: Parvati Hill Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/05/2016

De que vuelan, vuelan

De que vuelan, vuelan

Author: Michaelle Ascencio Format: eBook Release Date: 08/04/2016

Son religiosos los venezolanos?, rezan, van a misa y esperan favores de los santos?, creen en la brujeria?, consultan adivinos y astrologos?, se hacen banos para la suerte y usan amuletos? De que vuelan, vuelan es un ensayo sobre los imaginarios religiosos de los venezolanos que intenta llenar un vacio en el estudio sobre las mentalidades de la cultura en nuestro pais. Partiendo de una revisin exhaustiva de los estudios realizados por la Antropologa de las Religiones en Venezuela, Michaelle Ascencio nos demuestra la vigencia de las distintas creencias y el peso que la religin tiene en la vida diaria de los venezolanos, donde el catolicismo popular, el culto a Mara Lionza, las diversas iglesias evanglicas y la santera se revelan como las religiones con mayor nmero de fieles. La lectura de De que vuelan, vuelan es una gua en el mundo barroco de lo sagrado en Venezuela, y constituye una reflexi6n importante para la comprensi6n de la sociedad y de la personalidad del venezolano, a partir de sus creencias y devociones.

Going Clear Scientology, Hollywood and the Prison of Belief

Going Clear Scientology, Hollywood and the Prison of Belief

Author: Lawrence Wright Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/03/2016

The Bloomsbury Companion to New Religious Movements

The Bloomsbury Companion to New Religious Movements

Author: George D. Chryssides Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/02/2016

Now available in paperback, The Bloomsbury Companion to New Religious Movements surveys key themes such as charismatic leadership, conversion and brainwashing, prophecy and millennialism, violence and suicide, gender and sexuality, legal issues, and the portrayal of New Religious Movements by the media and anti-cult organizations. Several categories of new religions receive special attention, including African new religions, Japanese new religions, Mormons, and UFO religions. This guide to New Religious Movements and their study brings together 29 world-class international scholars, and serves as a resource to students and researchers. The volume highlights the current state of academic study in the field, and explores areas in which future research might develop. Clearly and accessibly organised to help users quickly locate key information and analysis, the book includes an A to Z of key terms, extensive guides to further resources, a comprehensive bibliography, and a timeline of major developments in the field such as the emergence of new groups, publications, legal decisions, and historical events.

Wo Gott zu Hause ist

Wo Gott zu Hause ist

Author: Michael Albus Format: eBook Release Date: 18/01/2016

Die Beziehung zu Gott ist eine sehr intime Angelegenheit. Und doch gibt es Orte auf der Welt, wo Gotteserfahrung in besonders dichter Weise erlebbar wird. Michael Albus stellt uns drei solcher besonderen Orte vor: den islamischen Wallfahrtsort Konya mit dem Grab des Mystikers Rumi, New York, das vom orthodoxen Judentum gepragt ist, und Taize, das kleine Dorf in Burgund mit seiner okumenischen Monchsgemeinschaft, die zum Anziehungspunkt tausender junger Menschen aus aller Welt geworden ist. Am Beispiel dieser Orte lebendigen Glaubens fuhrt uns Albus ein in die Riten und Symbole der Religionen und in ihr innerstes Geheimnis.

Pagan Ethics Paganism as a World Religion

Pagan Ethics Paganism as a World Religion

Author: Michael York Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/08/2015

This book is the first comprehensive examination of the ethical parameters of paganism when considered as a world religion alongside Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism and Buddhism. The issues of evil, value and idolatry from a pagan perspective are analyzed as part of the Western ethical tradition from the Sophists and Platonic schools through the philosophers Spinoza, Hume, Kant and Nietzsche to such contemporary thinkers as Grayling, Mackie, MacIntyre, Habermas, Levinas, Santayana, etc. From a more practical viewpoint, a delineation of applied pagan ethics is then presented in connection with current moral issues such as same-sex union, recreational drugs, environmental awareness, abortion and terrorism. Finally, overviews of sectarian pagan ethics (Shinto, Santeria, Heathenism, Druidry, Romuva, Slavic, Kemeticism, Classical and Wicca) provide both the general and pagan reader with an understanding of the provocative range and differentiation of pagan ethical thought. The book approaches the Western ethical tradition as an historical development and a continuing dialogue. The novelty of this approach lies in its consideration of paganism as a legitimate voice of religious spirituality rather than a satanic aberration or ridiculous childish behavior. The book is aimed at both the contemporary Western pagan and anyone with an interest in the moral dilemmas of our times and the desire to engage in the global ethical discussion. Among the more important features of the book are its presentation of a re-evaluation of idolatry, the notion of the virtue value, the richness of the pagan tradition, and the expansion of Western ethics beyond its Christian heritage.

Mariuca and Marilyn Saying Goodbye to Mama's Club

Mariuca and Marilyn Saying Goodbye to Mama's Club

Author: Richard E Kelly Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/06/2015