New Religious Movements
Editor: Jamie Cresswell
Editor: Bryan Wilson
Table of Contents
Foreword, Jamie Cresswell, Institute of Oriental Philosophy, European Centre, Introduction, Bryan R.
Wilson, All Souls College, Oxford, Chapter 1. New Religious Movements: Their Incidence and
Significance, Eileen Barker, London School of Economics, Chapter 2. The Easternization of the west,
Colin Campbell, University of York, Chapter 3. Prosperity and the New Age Movement: The Efficacy of
Spiritual Economics, Paul Heelas, University of Lancaster, Chapter 4. New Religious Movements: the
Legal Dimension, Anthony Bradney, University of Leicester, Chapter 5. The Mass Media and New
Religious Movements, James Beckford, University of Warwick, Chapter 6. New Religious Movements and
Mental Health, Lawrence Lilliston & Gary Shepherd, Oakland University, Michigan, USA, Chapter 7.
Women in New Religious Movements, Elizabeth Puttick, British-American College, London, Chapter 8.
New Religious Movements and the Churches, Very Rev. Colin Slee, Provost of Southwark, Chapter 9.
Damanhur: A Magical Community in Italy, Massimo Introvigne, CESNUR, Turin, Chapter 10. Japanese
New Religious Movements in Brazil: From Ethnic to 'Universal' Religions, Peter Clarke, King's College,
London, Chapter 11. Anti-Cultists in the United States: An Historical Perspective, J. Gordon Melton,
University of California Santa Barbara, Chapter 12. The Response to New Religious Movements in
Eastern Germany after Re-unification, Frank Usarski, Efurt Pedagogische Hochschule, Chapter 13.
Britain's Anti-Cult Movement, George Chryssides, University of Wolverhampton.
New Religious Movements: Challenge & Response is the most comprehensive, wide-ranging study on the
global impact of new religions.* New religions discussed include Hare Krishna, Sikh Dharma, The
Unification Church, The Church of Scientology, The Jesus People and Wicca.* Focuses on the rise of
new religious movements in Italy, Brazil, United States, Germany and Britain. * The contributors are
among the most respected and reputable experts in the field.