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  • The religion of the educated classes revisited: New religions, the nonreligious, and educational levels.
    Lewis, James R., Sean E. Currie, and Michael P. Oman-Reagan (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:1: 91-104.

    Uses data from censuses. Members of most, but not all, new religions have higher than national averages of bachelor's degrees.

    Associated Search Terms: Great Britain, England; Atheist; Australia; Education; Great Britain, Wales; New religions; New Zealand; Canada
  • "Baba has come to civilize us": Developmental idealism and framing the strict demands of the Brahma Kumaris.
    McKendry-Smith, Emily (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:4: 698-716.

    Based on 2008-09 interviews with 47 women who attended Brahma Kumari centers in Nepal, as well as participation observation in the centers. The women accepted strict practices that seemed modern but not celibacy, which did not seem modern.

    Associated Search Terms: New religions; Participant observation; Nepal; Modern; Frame alignment; Celibacy; Brahma Kumari, Nepal; Strictness
  • Perfect Children. Growing Up on the Religious Fringe.
    Van Eck Duymaer van Twist, Amanda (2015)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: New religions; Sect; Socialization; Children
  • Women in New Religions.
    Vance, Laura L. (2015)
    New York: New York University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Women; Mormon; New religions; Seventh-day Adventist; Wicca; The Family
  • Sects and Stats: Overturning the Conventional Wisdom about Cult Members.
    Lewis, James R. (2014)
    Sheffield, U.K.: Equinox.

    Associated Search Terms: New religions
  • Conversion to new religious movements.
    Cowan, Douglas E. (2014)
    In Lewis A. Rambo and Charles E. Farhadian (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Religious Conversion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 687-705.

    Conversion to new religions is a complex topic; there is little empirical support for the simplistic brainwashing hypothesis.

    Associated Search Terms: New religions; Brainwashing; Conversion
  • Disengagement and apostasy in new religious movements.
    Wright, Stuart A. (2014)
    In Lewis A. Rambo and Charles E. Farhadian (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Religious Conversion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 706-735.

    Joining & disaffiliating are part of the same process.

    Associated Search Terms: New religions; Conversion; Disaffiliation
  • Conversion and brainwahsing: Controversies and contrasts.
    Richardson, James T. (2014)
    In G. Chryssides and B.E. Zeller (eds.) The Bloomsbury Companion to New Religious Movements. New York: Bloomsbury, pp. 89-101.

    Associated Search Terms: Brainwashing; Conflict; Conversion; New religions
  • Death at Diamond Mountain. Research Dilemma When a New Religious Movement Becomes a Cult.
    Immergut, Matthew (2013)
    Nova religio 17:1:24-37.

    Focuses on the researcher's task of trust-building with informants after a Buddhist community had been sensationalized by the media.

    Associated Search Terms: Methodology; New religions; Buddhist, Tantric, U.S.A.; Buddhist, Tibetan, U.S.A.; United States, Arizona, Diamond Mountain; Buddhist, U.S.A.
  • Cracks in the conversion network paradigm.
    Lewis, James R. (2012)
    International Journal for the Study of New Religions 3:2: 142-162.

    Associated Search Terms: Network; Conversion; New religions
  • Alternative Spiritualitäten: Neue Formen des Glaubens in Europa; Eine empirische Analyse.
    Siegers, Pascal (2012)

    Associated Search Terms: Europe; New religions; Spirituality
  • The new age milieu in Lithuania: Popular Catholicism or religious alternative?
    Ališauskiene, Milda (2012)
    In Milda Ališauskiene and Ingo W. Schröder (eds.) Religious Diversity in Post-Soviet Society: Ethnographies of Catholic Hegemony and the New Pluralism in Lithuania. Farnham, U.K.: Ashgate, pp. 151-167.

    New age thinkers in Lithuania emphasize their perceived continuities with the hegemonic Catholicism.

    Associated Search Terms: New age; Hegemony; Lithuania; Popular religion
  • Charisma, Status, and Gender in Groups with and without Gurus.
    Martin, John Levi, Tod van Gunten, and Benjamin D. Zablocki (2012)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 51:1: 20-41.

    New religions with charismatic male leaders disempower other males & empower women on the margins, irrespective of whether the overt ideology says that should be the case. Analyzes data from 1970s data sets on urban communes.

    Associated Search Terms: Charisma; Gender; Women; New religions; Power
  • Reconceptualizing Types of Religious Organization. Dominant, Sectarian, Alternative, and Emergent Tradition Groups.
    Bromley, David G., and J. Gordon Melton (2012)
    Nova Religio 15:3: 4-28.

    Finds problems with the church, denomination, sect, & cult typology in the study of new religions. Proposes a new typology: Dominant, sectarian, alternative, emergent. Places a number of new religions into these categories.

    Associated Search Terms: Sectarian (type); Typology; New religions; Emergent (type); Dominant (type); Alternative (type)
  • The presentation of the charismatic self in everyday life: Reflections on a Canadian new religious movement.
    Joosse, Paul (2012)
    Sociology of Religion 73:2: 174-199.

    The everyday aspects of the daily life of John de Ruiter, guru of Oasis Edmonton, endanger his charisma.

    Associated Search Terms: Oasis Edmonton; Dramaturgy; Guru; Everyday life; Goffman, Erving; Participant observation; Weber, Max; New religions; Canada, Alberta, Edmonton; Charisma
  • New relgiions and the New Zealand census: Are meaningful generalizations about NRM members still possible?
    Lewis, James R., and Andreas Baumann (2011)
    International Journal for the Study of New Religions 2:2: 179-200.

    Associated Search Terms: New Zealand; New religions
  • Hyper-real religion: Fear, anxiety and late-modern religious innovation.
    Possamai, Adam, and Murray Lee (2011)
    Journal of Sociology 47: 227-242.

    Associated Search Terms: New religions; Australia
  • Mapping the "new religious landscape" and the "new Irish": uses and limitations of the census.
    Macourt, Malcolm (2011)
    In Olivia Cosgrove, Laurence Cox, Carmen Kuhling, and peter Mulholland (eds.) Ireland's New Religious Movements. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 28-49.

    Associated Search Terms: Ireland; New religions
  • The Church of Scientology: A History of a New Religion.
    Urban, Hugh B. (2011)
    Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: New religions; Scientology; Historical
  • The New Heretics of France. Minority Religions, la Republique, and the Government-sponsored "War on Sects."
    Palmer, Susan J. (2011)
    New York: Oxford University Press

    Associated Search Terms: New religions; State; France
  • Political and Legislative Context of the FLDS Raid in Texas.
    Richardson, James T., and Tamatha L. Schreinert (2011)
    In Stuart A. Wright and James T. Richardson (eds.) Saints under Siege. The Texas State Raid on the Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints. New York: New York University Press, pp. 221-241..

    Places the raid on the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Eldorado, Texas, in the context of controversies over new religions.

    Associated Search Terms: Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; Law; New religions
  • Hybridismes spirituels: autonomie et globalisation du mouvement New Age.
    Tavares, Fátima Regina Gomes (2010)
    Social Compass 57:1: 100-109.

    The study of new age movements presents the challenge of ephemeral & mobile phenomena.

    Associated Search Terms: New religions; New age
  • Laïcité is what laïcité does: Rethinking the French cult controversy.
    Altglas, Véronique (2010)
    Current Sociology 58:3: 489-510.

    Associated Search Terms: New religions; Laïcité; France
  • Europa ante el fenómeno de las “sectas.”
    Boer, Pedro Castrón, and Maria del Mar Ramos Lorente (2010)
    Papers: Revista de Sociologia 95:1: 11-28.

    Associated Search Terms: Europe; New religions
  • The Quest for Religious Purity in New Age, Evangelicalism and Islam. Religious Renditions of Dutch Youth and the Luckmann Legacy.
    Roeland, Johan, Stef Aupers, Dick Houtman, Martijn de Koning, and Ineke Noomen (2010)
    In Giuseppe Giordan (ed.) Annual Review of the Sociology of Religion. Vol. 1: Youth and Religion. Leiden: Brill, pp. 289-306.

    Luckman's "invisible religion" model does not describe youth religiosity in the Netherlands.

    Associated Search Terms: Discourse; Evangelical, Netherlands; Luckmann, Thomas; Invisible religion; Netherlands; New age; Islam, Netherlands; Youth
  • I nuovi movimenti religiosi.
    Molle, Andrea (2009)
    Roma: Carocci.

    Associated Search Terms: New religions
  • Populäre Religion. Auf dem Weg in eine spirituelle Gesellschaft.
    Knoblauch, Hubert A. (2009)
    Frankfurt: Campus.

    Associated Search Terms: New age; Popular religion; Spirituality; New religions
  • New Religious Movements, Pseudo-Religious Rituals and Rites.
    Brankovic, Tomislav (2009)
    In Danijela Gavrilovic (ed.) Revitalization of Religion. Theoretical and Comparative Approaches. Nis, Serbia: Yugoslav Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, pp. 91-100.

    Brief reports on new religious groups, with descriptions of practices.

    Associated Search Terms: Serbia; New religions
  • New Religions as a Specialist Field of Study.
    Bromley, David G. (2009)
    In Peter B. Clarke (ed.) The Oxford Handbook of the Sociology of Religion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 723-741.

    Dissatisfaction with the larger society occasions the emergence of new religious movements, which are more stable than are countercultural movements.

    Associated Search Terms: Conversion; New religions; Typology
  • Conflict between Aum critics and human-rights advoctes in Japan.
    Sakurai Yoshihide (2009)
    Cultic Studies Review 7:3: 254-278.

    Associated Search Terms: Conflict; Japan; New religions; Rights; Aum Shinrikyo
  • La Messa è finita? Pratica cattolica e minoranze religiose nella Sicilia centrale.
    Introvigne, Massimo, and PierLuigi Zoccatelli (2009)
    Caltanisetta and Roma: Salvatore Sciascia Editore.

    Associated Search Terms: Italy, Sicily; Minority; New religions; Catholic, Italy
  • Religious Affiliation in Contemporary Japan: Untangling the Enigma.
    Roemer, Michael K. (2009)
    Review of Religious Research 50:3: 298-320.

    Based on a representative sample survey; deprivation is related to affiliation with new religions, socialization with Buddhism, the new religions, & Christianity.

    Associated Search Terms: Deprivation; Japan; Membership; Buddhist, Japan; Christian, Japan; Socialization; New religions
  • On Being Heathen: Negotiating Identity in a New Religious Movement.
    Snook, Jennifer S. (2008)
    Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, Univesity of Colorado.

    Associated Search Terms: Identity; New religions; Heathenry
  • Salvation Goods and the Religious Market in the Cultic Milieu.
    Mayer, Jean-François (2008)
    In Jörg Stolz (ed.) Salvation Goods and Religious Markets. Theory and Applications. Bern: Peter Lang, pp. 257-273.

    Gives Swiss examples of market behavior among new age enterpreneurs.

    Associated Search Terms: Switzerland; Religious goods; Market model; Quasi-religion; New age
  • ISKON and Immigrants: The Rise, Decline, and Rise again of a New Religious Movement.
    Vande Berg, Travis, and Fred Kniss (2008)
    Sociological Quarterly 49:1: 79-104.

    Hare Krishna in Chicago grew as a seeker movement, declined because of generation problems & scandals, & is growing again as a religion for new immigrants.

    Associated Search Terms: Hare Krishna, U.S.A.; New religions; United States, Illinois, Chicago; Migrant
  • Methodological issues in the study of NRMs.
    Bromley, David G. (2007)
    In David G. Bromley (ed.) Teaching New Religious Movements. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 65-89.

    Associated Search Terms: New religions; Methodology
  • Social Building Blocks of New Religious Movements: Organization and Leadership.
    Rochford, E. Burke, Jr. (2007)
    In David Bromley (ed.) Teaching New Religious Movements. New York: Oxford University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: New religions; Organization; Leadership
  • Religion and Popular Culture: A Hyper-Real Testament.
    Possamai, Adam (2007)
    Brussels: Peter Lang.

    Focuses on new religions that are inspired by popular culture.

    Associated Search Terms: New religions; Popular culture
  • The dynamics of movement membership: Joining and leaving NRMs.
    Wright, Stuart A. (2007)
    In David G. Bromley (ed.) Teaching New Religious Movements. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 187-210.

    Associated Search Terms: Disaffiliation; Conversion; New religions
  • Neue Religiöse Gemeinschaften: Viele Antworten auf ein sich verändernde Welt.
    Rademacher Stefan (2007)
    In Martin Baumann and Jörg Stolz (eds.) Eine Schweiz, viele Religionen Risiken und Chancen des Zusammenlebens. Bielefeld: Transcipt, pp. 238-255.

    Associated Search Terms: New religions; Switzerland
  • Les représentations sociales concernant la pluralisation religieuse en Suisse.
    Becci, Irene, and Claude Bovay (2007)
    Social Compass 54:2: 145-159.

    Reviews census data on Swiss religion. Analyzes 1999 survey data; casts doubt on the privatization thesis.

    Associated Search Terms: Public religion; Tolerance; State; Switzerland; New religions; Pluralism; Privatization
  • The Sociology of New Religious Movements.
    Rochford, E. Burke, Jr. (2007)
    In Anthony J. Blasi (ed.) American Sociology of Religion. Histories (Religion and the Social Order 13). Leiden: Brill, pp. 253-290.

    Associated Search Terms: New religions; Sociology of religion, U.S.A.
  • New Religious Movements, Countermovements, Moral Panics, and the Media.
    Richardson, James T., and Massimo Introvigne (2007)
    In David G. Bromley (ed.) Teaching New Religious Movements. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 91-111.

    Associated Search Terms: Anti-cult movement; Media; Moral panic; New religions
  • New Religions in Global Perspective.
    Clarke, Peter B. (2006)
    New York: Routledge.

    Associated Search Terms: New religions
  • Affiliation and disaffiliation careers in new religious movements.
    Bromley, David G. (2006)
    In Eugene V. Gallagher and W. Michael Ashcraft (eds.), Introduction to New and Alternative Religions in America, Vol. 1. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood, pp. 42-64.

    Associated Search Terms: Disaffiliation; Conversion; New religions
  • Nuevos movimientos religiosos en España: contexto y análisis del proceso de afiliación y desvinculación de sus miembros.
    Ramos Lorente, María del Mar (2006)
    Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, Universidad de Granada.

    Associated Search Terms: Spain; New religions
  • Governmental Reports on Minority Religions. An Assessment and Guidelines.
    Richardson, James T. (2006)
    In Pauline Coté and T. Jeremy Gunn (eds.) La nouelle question religieuse. Régulation ou ingérence de l'État?/The New Religious Question: State Regulation or State Interference? Bern, Switzerland: P.I.E.-Peter Lang, pp. 273-284.

    Associated Search Terms: New religions; State; Politics
  • Psychopathologies and the Attribution of Charisma. A Critical Introduction to the Psychology of Charisma and the Explanation of Violence in New Religious Movements.
    Dawson, Lorne L. (2006)
    Nova religio 10:2: 3-78.

    Discusses the contributions & shortcomings of psychological explanations.

    Associated Search Terms: New religions; Violence; Charisma
  • What Should We Do About the Cults? Policies, Information and the Perspective of INFORM.
    Barker, Eileen (2006)
    In Pauline Coté and T. Jeremy Gunn (eds.) La nouelle question religieuse. Régulation ou ingérence de l'État?/The New Religious Question: State Regulation or State Interference? Bern, Switzerland: P.I.E.-Peter Lang, pp. 371-394.

    Associated Search Terms: Anti-cult movement; New religions
  • Cults: Do Democracies Need Laws of Exception? The Belgian Experience.
    Fautré, Willy (2006)
    In Pauline Coté and T. Jeremy Gunn (eds.) La nouelle question religieuse. Régulation ou ingérence de l'État?/The New Religious Question: State Regulation or State Interference? Bern, Switzerland: P.I.E.-Peter Lang, pp. 93-111.

    Associated Search Terms: Law; State; New religions; Belgium
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