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Pocket Dictionary of New Religious Movements

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Irving Hexham has designed Pocket Dictionary of New Religious Movements to be an indispensable companion for students of religion and a fascinating guide for curious and perplexed observers of the religious scene.

Here are nearly 450 entries covering

  • specific groups, from the Aetherius Society to the Zion Christian Church
  • practices, from the Alexander technique to Yoga
  • UFO religion, from alien abductions to Unarius Academy of Science
  • symbols, from the ankh to yin-yang
  • religious texts, from the apocryphal New Testament to the Vinaya-Pitaka
  • religious leaders, from George Adamski to Rabbi Zalman
  • Features

    • A - Z reference on new religious movements
    • Brief
    • Includes entries on groups, practices, symbols, texts and leaders
    • Covers a wide variety of movements, both well known and exotic
    • Written by a respected authority on new religious movements
    • Finalist, 2003 Word Guild Canadian Writing Awards

    About the Author(s)

    Irving Hexham is professor of religious studies at the University of Calgary in Alberta (Canada). An internationally recognized expert on new religious movements, he is the author (with Karla Poewe, his wife) of Understanding Cults and New Religions (Eerdmans, 1986) and New Religions as Global Cultures (Westview, 1997).

    System Requirements

    Installed size (unless otherwise indicated): Approximately 428.875 KB. iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch Requires iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad running iOS 5.0 or later. Download size: 428.875 KB. Android Requires Android OS 2.2 or later. Download size: 428.875 KB. Windows Phone Requires Windows Phone 7.5 or later. Download size: 428.875 KB. Windows Store Download size: 428.875 KB. Windows PC Requires Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7, or later. Download size: 731..75 KB. Mac OS X Download size: 428.875 KB. Windows Mobile Requires Pocket PC / Windows Mobile version 6.5 or earlier. Download size: 416.875 KB.

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