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  New religious movement - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A new religious movement or NRM is a religious, ethical, or spiritual grouping of fairly recent origin which is not part of an established religion and has not yet become recognised as a standard denomination, church, or religious body.
The Cargo Cults are interpreted as indigenous NRMs that have arisen in response to colonial and post-colonial cultural changes, and with the influx of modernisation and capitalist consumerism.
Alleged cults and new religions have seized upon the hostile acts of their former members and cited them as examples of persecution and bigotry by these former members.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/New_religious_movement   (1652 words)

  
 New Religious Movements Supplementary Bibliography
Smart stresses the importance of seeing the new religions in an intercultural context and as responses to "challenges to cultural identity." He examines, for example, the impact of the British on Indian self-consciousness and compares the to the effect of Western imperialism on Chinese society.
Based on the conviction that religious consciousness, broadly understood, is significant in forming the content and quality of social life, this book is an effort to determine if a major cultural transformation took place in the late1960s and early 1970s.
New religious movements in the West are, Wilson argues, reflections of increasing pluralism, which enhances a sense of cultural diversity.
darkwing.uoregon.edu /~sporter/nrmssupplementarybibliog.html   (3444 words)

  
 Experts differ over future of New Thought religious movement
Though the movement's heyday was a century ago, these small congregations are trying to hang on and even thrive, seeking new believers despite their opposition to proselytizing and firm belief in individual will over group-think.
The father of New Thought is considered to be Phineas Parkhurst Quimby, a 19th century New England clockmaker who became enthralled by the mind's healing power after studying a form of hypnotism.
One of the newer New Thought movements is Religious Science, "a correlation of laws of science, opinions of philosophy, and revelations of religion applied to the needs and aspirations of humankind," the church says.
www.rickross.com /reference/general/general183.html   (1418 words)

  
 Korea (from New Religious Movement) --  Encyclopædia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The movement's strongest supporters were followers of modern esotericism, a religious perspective that is based on the acquisition of...
Holmes and his brother Fenwicke were drawn to New Thought teachings and to a belief in the power of the mind for healing and fulfillment of life.
Includes stories dealing with religious organizations, prominent religious authorities, activities of secular groups that have a religious or spiritual component, and other developments in contemporary issues that have a religious or ethical component, such as homosexuality, abortion, and the death penalty.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-247636   (915 words)

  
 Is the Bahá'í Faith a "New Religious Movement"?
The religious pluralism criteria seemed to be implicit in most of the comments (folded into the concept of embracing diverse practices, for example) as opposed to being explicit.
A religion is a religious grouping which perceives itself as co-extensive with the religious community and, where applicable, sees itself as a religion in contrast to a religious section.
A religious section is a religious grouping which sees itself primarily as part of a wider movement or religious community of which it may perhaps be the vanguard or harbinger, but not the terminus.
bahai-library.com /?file=essays_new_religious_movement   (7697 words)

  
 New religious movement - Free Encyclopedia of Thelema
A new religious movement or NRM appears as a religious, ethical or spiritual grouping that has not (yet) become recognised as a standard denomination, church, or body, especially when it has a novel belief system and when it is not a sect.
For example, ISKCON/ the Hare Krishnas is generally considered an NRM in the west because it is new to western culture and presents itself as separate from mainstream Hinduism.
In India it is unlikely that it will be considered an NRM because the Gaudiya Vaishnavism sect of Hinduism that formed the basis for ISKCON's organization has existed since the 16th century.
www.egnu.org /thelema/index.php/New_religious_movement   (936 words)

  
 The Religious Movements Page: Welcome!
Thus, movement activity is ubiquitous to all religions, and the concept religious movement is central to scholarly inquiry about religion.
Religious freedom, we argue, is the cornerstone of human liberty.
Religious broadcasting has been the instrument that has forged two of the most successful religious movements of the Twentieth Century.
religiousmovements.lib.virginia.edu /welcome/welcome.htm   (583 words)

  
 Table of Contents   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Disengagement from former religious associations and activities is only half the process of renouncing one's faith in a new religious movement.
They often receive the self-justification they are seeking from anti-cult organizations or fundamentalist religious groups, both of whom provide them with the brainwashing explanations to rationalize their sudden adherence and equally sudden abandonment of a new religious movement.
Given this negative press, even those apostates who do not fall under the direct influence of anti-cult organizations or fundamentalist religious groups are often influenced by their negative portrayals of the religion they have left behind.
www.neuereligion.de /ENG/Kliever/tactics.htm   (349 words)

  
 Cults & New Religious Movements: A Bibliography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The politics of religious apostacy: the role of apostates in the transformation of religious movements.
New religious movements in the United States and Canada: a critical Assessment and annotated bibliography.
Religious sects and the concept of deviance: the Moonies and the Mormons.
www.clas.ufl.edu /users/gthursby/rel/nanninga.htm   (7965 words)

  
 new religious movement --  Britannica Concise Encyclopedia - Your gateway to all Britannica has to offer!
Regarded as outside the mainstream of society, NRMs in the West are extremely diverse but include millennialist movements (e.g., the Jehovah's Witnesses), Westernized Hindu or Buddhist movements (e.g., the Hare Krishna movement), so-called “scientific” groups (e.g., Scientology), and nature religions (see Neo-Paganism).
Some NRMs fade away or meet tragic ends; others, such as the Mormon church, eventually become accepted as mainstream.
Essay exploring the history and activities of organizations dedicated to combating new religious movements alleged to be cults.
concise.britannica.com /ebc/article-9373377   (880 words)

  
 Jesus Army: New Religious Movement?
The Jesus Fellowship (or Jesus Army) has been studied by some sociologists as a new "Religious Movement", largely because it is a relatively new church.
Although "New religious Movement" is sometimes loosely used as a synonym for "cult", the Jesus Army is an orthodox evangelical Christian church, upholding the universally-accepted creeds of the Christian faith: the Apostles' Creed, the Nicene Creed and the Athanasian Creed.
The Jesus Army is the gospel and social outreach identity of the Church.
www.jesus.org.uk /ja/ja_newreligion.shtml   (320 words)

  
 how does the new religious movement self-define?
New Age Spirituality (N.A.S.) is fascinatingly enough, a religion liberated of the conventional accustomed norms that are tied to most mainstream religious confederations.
The common goal or end sought by New Agers is the human being; no grand war to be won, or phenomenal declaration to be stated, the spiritual, mental and physical well-being of the human being is the core idea behind the movement.
Consequently, the movement is generally misunderstood, not only in Jamaica, but also in America and Canada, where many members and affiliates have migrated Some of the reasons for the Rastafarian's bad publicity in the early days of the movement may be due to some provocative incidents associated with fringe groups of the movement.
www.stthomasu.ca /~parkhill/nrm01/nrm1all.htm   (16489 words)

  
 Apologetics research resources on religious cults and sects - New Age, Watchman Nee, Near-Death Experiences, Etc.
The new paganism -- a nature-oriented religious movement whose followers either are nature worshippers or have a very high regard for nature.
Unlike the New Age movement, New Thought does not involve itself in the use of crystals, pyramids, etcetera.
Edited by Phillip C. Lucas, an associate professor of religious studies at Stetson University in De Land, Fla., and a member of the New Religious Movements Group of the American Academy of Religion.
www.apologeticsindex.org /n00.html   (2636 words)

  
 What is a New Religious Movement
Even the "New Age" is not all that new, having its roots in Enlightenment esoteric and hermetic ideas which trace all the way to ancient Greece and the philosophy of Gnosticism.
Also, certain groups such as Pagan witches, or Wiccans, while acknowledging that many aspects of their religious practice are "new," nevertheless maintain that they have resurrected a type of nature-based spirituality that has been largely dormant for several millennia.
Second, "religious" is a term that many apparently "religious" groups do not acknowledge as pertaining to their own practice.
www.owlnet.rice.edu /~reli238/what2.htm   (1741 words)

  
 New Religious Movements
Many religious sites on the web deal with what are commonly called "cults." There are many misconceptions about these religious communities and the dynamics of joining and leaving such groups.
CESNUR aims to promote scholarly research in specialized contemporary religious fields including: religious minorities, new religious movements, contemporary esoteric, spiritual and Gnostic schools, and in the endorsement of new religious consciousness and awareness in general.
It has an extensive collection of material, presented from the point of view that claims that most of the new religious movements are evil and destructive based on a conservative Christian orthodoxy.
hirr.hartsem.edu /org/faith_new_religious_movements.html   (864 words)

  
 From Strange, to Weird, to (W)Hol(l)y Other
So religious man replicates the founding of the cosmos on a human scale (homologizable to a founding of the world), reproducing the apprehended sacred order--experienced through hierophanies--on a microcosmic level, a cosmogony.
  The religious or domestic “sphere” is an ordered, sacred universe in miniature; they are what Eliade refers to as cosmogonies; it is a space mimetic of the cosmic order, recreating and reifying it, and thus is itself an environment conducive to (or capable of inducing) heirophany, so to remain longer in a sacred universe.
This is why certain new Year ceremonies include orgiastic rites: social confusion, sexual license, and saturnalia symbolize regression to the amorphous condition that preceded the Creation of the World (Eliade, 146-7).
www.msu.edu /~hockettj/NRM.htm   (10494 words)

  
 Religious Movements Homepage Project
Jeffrey K. Hadden had taught at the University of Virginia for more than twenty years, the Religious Movements Homepage Project has grown into an Internet resource for teaching and scholarship that is widely acknowledged as among the finest in the world.
The new editor-in-chef is Douglas E. Cowan, Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Sociology at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Working with an advisory board of internationally recognized scholars of new religious movements, Prof.
religiousmovements.lib.virginia.edu   (272 words)

  
 Benjamin Beit-Hallahmi on integrity and suspicion in New Religious Movement
This paper is a revised and abridged version of his Advocacy and Research on New Religious Movements, presented at the November 7-9, 1997 meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion in San Diego, California.
NRM researchers engaged in advocacy are expressing a feeling and a reality of partnership and collaboration with NRMs in a common cultural struggle."
He is also the author of (among others) The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Active New Religions (Rosen, revised and enlarged in 1998, ISBN 0-8239-2586-2) and The Annotated Dictionary of Modern Religious Movements (Grolier, 1993, ISBN 0-7172-7273-7).
www.kelebekler.com /cesnur/txt/ben2.htm   (962 words)

  
 Exploring Religious Conflicts? RAND as New Religious Media (NRM)
The “new” finding of this report, is an acronym “NRM” denoting “New Religious Movement”, which, according to the authors, threaten to develop like tumors into violent organizations (think “Al Qaida”), threatening the USA and the rest of the world.
If christism is not a battle between Good and Evil, what other religious movement, with the exception of Islamism, is? This mysterious, unidentified 'Identity Movement' has been left undefined in the RAND report, leaving it to the readers, congressmen, and policy makers to draw their own conclusions.
Israeli movements to defend their land and the Indian attempts to counter the terror attacks have been remarkably restrained, facts which should also have been noted by the RAND 'intelligence analysts and religious experts'.
www.indiacause.com /columns/OL_050823.htm   (4812 words)

  
 People and Their Beliefs Collateral Reading Assignment
New Religious Movements is the title preferred by Saliba for the religious movements arising in society today.
Select a new religious movement in your culture and state how it influences your society, individually and collectively, in each of these five ways.
Saliba feels that the definition of a cult or new religious movement as stated below should be the framework from which a counselor works with someone that has come under its influence.
www.ici.edu /courses/undergrad/GE4093MT/cra.html   (892 words)

  
 Society and New Religious Movements
The issue for the week of July 12, 1999, is the London International Church of Christ, a new religious movement that frequently finds itself at the heart of controversy.
When a family member or friend takes a different path, we are concerned that their religious involvement is healthy and beneficial, and that they have chosen to do so of their own free will.
People who study religious groups commonly list several warning signals, which suggest that a group may not be healthy for its members or for society.
www.psywww.com /psyrelig/nrm_soc.htm   (815 words)

  
 Institute for the Study of American Religion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Institute for the Study of American Religion was founded in 1969 in Evanston, Illinois as a religious studies research facility with a particular focus upon the smaller religions of the United States.
It monitors all of the religious denominations, organizations, and movements functioning in North America and regularly publishes reports drawing from that activity in a series of reference books.
Among the most called for information is factual data on the many new and more controversial religious movements, which are popularly labeled as cults.
www.americanreligion.org   (331 words)

  
 Japan (from New Religious Movement) --  Encyclopædia Britannica
The traumatic political, economic, social, and cultural changes that took place during the final years of the Tokugawa shogunate and the first two decades of the Meiji Restoration contributed to the formation of a large number of new religious entities that scholars of Japan have termed New Religions.
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Nearly this entire area is taken up by the country's four main islands; from north to south these...
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 "New Religious Movements"
movements which have formed in the last ten, twenty, or thirty years.
A similar use of the word "New" could be imagined in the case of
A connotation of the phrase "Movement" is of a spontaneous
www.subgenius.com /bigfist/FIST-2000-2/X0003_New_Religious_Moveme.html   (2425 words)

  
 Watchman Fellowship: A Christian Discernment Ministry focusing on New Relgions, Counterfeit Christianity, Cults, the ...
Watchman Fellowship is an independent Christian research and apologetics ministry focusing on new religious movements, cults, the occult and New Age spirituality.
Watchman Fellowship speaks in churches and colleges and seminaries throughout the US and internationally on a variety of apologetics and discernment subjects related to new religious movements, counterfeit Christianity, the occult, and New Age spirituality.
The most common request Watchman Fellowship receives is for advice on how to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with friends and families who are members of cults and new religions.
www.watchman.org /watchman.htm   (441 words)

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