Legitimating new religions

By Lewis, James P.

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978-0-81353-324-7
Publisher
New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2003.


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Reviewed on September 1, 2003

Lewis (religious studies, Univ. of Wisconsin) wrote this book to fill a gap in the study of new religions, claiming that there has been no new analysis of the strategies used by these movements to legitimate themselves since the early 1960s. He divides these strategies into three groups: charismatic appeals, rational appeals, and appeals to tradition. In the first part of his book, Lewis elucidates eac...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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