Introduction to New and Alternative Religions in America by William M. Ashcraft, Eugene V. Gallagher

By William M. Ashcraft, Eugene V. Gallagher

Most new or substitute non secular are gravely misunderstood via individuals of the non secular mainstream. categorised cults or sects, teams and their contributors are frequently ridiculed or another way left out as bizarre and most likely harmful via the population at huge. regardless of their efforts at teaching most of the people, a few of the anti- and counter-cult activists have actually promoted even more mis-understanding than actual realizing of the spiritual lives of a few in their fellow electorate. for this reason, they've got helped to create a truly antagonistic atmosphere for somebody whose spiritual practices don't healthy inside of a so-called mainstream. This set rectifies the location via featuring actual, complete, authoritative and available bills of assorted new and substitute spiritual activities which have been and are lively in American society, and it addresses methods of figuring out new and substitute religions inside a broader context.

Determining what really constitutes a brand new or replacement faith is a topic of continuing debate. Questions come up as to a brand new faith's legitimacy, ideals, equipment of conversion, and different features of a non secular movement's viability and position in a given tradition. How a faith profits reputation by way of the mainstream, which regularly labels such new routine as cults, is fraught with hassle, stress, and worry. right here, specialists delineate the limits and consider some of the teams, ideals, events, and different matters relating to new faiths and substitute ideals. Readers will come away with a fuller knowing of the spiritual panorama in the US this day.

quantity 1: heritage and Controversies discusses the rules of recent and substitute religions within the usa and addresses the controversies that encompass them. This quantity is helping readers higher comprehend what makes a brand new or replacement trust process a faith and the problems concerned.

quantity 2: Jewish and Christian Traditions explores a number of the new religions that experience grown out of those Abrahamic faiths. teams resembling the Shakers, the People's Temple, the department Davidians, Jehovah's Witnesses and others are tested.

quantity three: Metaphysical, New Age, and Neopagan activities seems at Shamanism, Spiritualism, Wicca, and Paganism, between different events, as they've got constructed and grown within the U.S. those faiths have came upon new and dedicated fans but are frequently misunderstood.

quantity four: Asian Traditions specializes in these new and substitute religions which were encouraged via Asian spiritual traditions. From Baha'i to Soka Gakkai, from Adidam to the Vedanta Society, individuals examine an entire diversity of teams practising and worshiping within the U.S. this present day.

quantity five: African Diaspora Traditions and different American recommendations examines some of the traditions associated with the African diaspora corresponding to Rastafarianism, Santeria, and the kingdom of Islam, along traditions which are really American incarnations like Scientology, alien ship religions, and Heaven's Gate. a number of the new and replacement religions coated in those pages include:

; Shamanism

; Wicca

; Black Israelites

; Santeria

; Scientology

; Elan Vital

; Hare Krishna

; Soka Gakkai

; and lots of more

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Encyclopedia Of Applied Psychology by Charles Spielberger

By Charles Spielberger

The Encyclopedia of utilized Psychology encompasses purposes of mental wisdom and systems in all parts of psychology. This compendium is a big resource of data for pro practitioners, researchers in psychology, and for a person attracted to utilized psychology. the subjects integrated are, yet will not be restricted to, getting older (geropsychology), overview, scientific, cognitive, neighborhood, counseling, academic, environmental, relatives, industrial/organizational, wellbeing and fitness, tuition, activities, and transportation psychology. The entries drawn from the above-referenced parts offer a transparent definition of subject, a short evaluate of theoretical foundation correct to the subject, and emphasize significant parts of application.

Also on hand on-line through ScienceDirect - that includes wide searching, looking, and inner cross-referencing among articles within the paintings, plus dynamic linking to magazine articles and summary databases, making navigation versatile and straightforward. for additional information, pricing innovations and availability stopover at

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Encyclopedia of American Foreign Policy Edition 2 by Alexander DeConde, Richard Dean Burns

By Alexander DeConde, Richard Dean Burns

This revised model of the unique 1978 version has been improved with forty four new essays, all written by means of revered post-Cold conflict students who convey the most recent views to their subject matters. Of the unique essays, 33 were revised via new students and forty three were revised by way of the unique individuals. common type assurance comprises innovations and doctrines, policymaking, trade and technology, human rights and fingers keep watch over, with particular articles on subject matters starting from anti-imperialism to environmental international relations, from refugee rules to terrorism and countermeasures

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Historical Dictionary of Jehovah's Witnesses (Historical by George D. Chryssides

By George D. Chryssides

Originating from a small team of Bible scholars led via Charles Taze Russell within the 1870s, the Watch Tower Society grew into a global society. After Russell's dying in 1916, Franklin Rutherford used to be named his successor and gave the society a brand new identify: "Jehovah's Witnesses." The Historical Dictionary of Jehovah's Witnesses exhibits how global struggle I & II motivated Watch Tower attitudes to civil govt, armed clash, and scientific options like blood transfusion, in addition to to mainstream church buildings and the advance of Jehovah's Witnesses' door-to-door evangelism.

The topic of prophecy, the doctrine of the 144,000, end-time calculations, Armageddon, and the Witnesses' denial of hell are all thought of within the Historical Dictionary of Jehovah's Witnesses, which includes a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and 250 cross-referenced dictionary entries on the subject of key humans and ideas.

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The Spenser Encyclopedia by Donald Cheney, A.C. Hamilton, David Richardson

By Donald Cheney, A.C. Hamilton, David Richardson

Seeing that its visual appeal in 1990, The Spenser Encyclopedia has turn into the reference e-book for scholarship on Edmund Spenser (1552-99), supplying a close, literary consultant to his lifestyles, works, and impact. finished in scope and overseas in outlook, the encyclopedia includes a few seven hundred entries via 422 participants in 20 nations. An index offers entry to fabric now not visible before everything look through the most physique of the booklet, and all works stated greater than as soon as within the encyclopedia are integrated in an in depth bibliography. a quick historic preface and a advisor to utilizing the encyclopedia are integrated. This paperback version brings this instrument inside diversity of all Spenser students.

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Encyclopedia of South American Aquatic Insects: Odonata by Charles W. Heckman

By Charles W. Heckman

Zygoptera completes the 2 quantity paintings at the order Odonata within the Encyclopedia of South American Aquatic bugs. The Zygoptera quantity encompasses the rather small dragonflies, referred to as damselflies. a short assessment of the biology of the gang comprises illustrations of the most morphological positive aspects in addition to factors of different platforms for naming the wing veins and different features frequent to differentiate the species. it will exhibit the person of the identity keys within the quantity the choice names for the anatomical constructions most often encountered within the literature. The sections at the morphology of the adults and larvae are by means of short discussions of ecological and zoogeographical components influencing the distribution of the dragonflies and directions at the a variety of tools used to monitor, acquire, safeguard, and view specimens. many of the ebook is dedicated to keys that facilitate id of either adults and people larvae that have already been defined. For the 1st time, the entire on hand details had to establish the adults of all well-known species inhabiting South the United States has been compiled from a lot of person taxonomic works written in six languages prior to now centuries. Separate keys are supplied to spot all larvae which have been definitely pointed out and defined ahead of early 2007. as well as the descriptions of the morphological gains used to tell apart the species, the keys give you the recognized levels indexed by way of state and via states inside Brazil, in addition to the synonyms probably to be encountered within the literature. The guides pointed out with the species names and within the keys are available compiled in an in depth bibliography, informing the person the place extra large species descriptions and extra information regarding every one species might be positioned. even if taxonomic revisions are intentionally kept away from, feedback for extra study and the reviews of specialists pertaining to immanent taxonomic alterations are supplied the place applicable. to supply the consumer of the keys with greatest tips in making trustworthy identifications, the e-book is richly illustrated with pen and ink drawings of millions of person morphological buildings prepared in 767 figures. it's definite that many major adjustments will happen within the systematics of South American damselflies sooner or later, and this ebook is intended to supply the impetus had to speed up the paintings of nomenclature and revision. in the meantime, it is going to offer a accomplished evaluate of the South American Zygoptera that has hitherto remained virtually unobtainable to such a lot South American scientists as a result of nice problems in acquiring the various guides from quite a few nations during which the unique descriptions of species and taxonomic revisions have seemed. It additionally presents scholar entomologists with a simple textual content for studying what they should understand to paintings successfully with the Zygoptera of South the US and adjoining areas. Already released inside of this encyclopedia: -Encyclopedia of South American Aquatic bugs: Collembola ISBN: 978-0-7923-6704-8-Encyclopedia of South American Aquatic bugs: Ephemeroptera ISBN: 978-1-4020-0775-0-Encyclopedia of South American Aquatic bugs: Plecoptera ISBN: 978-1-4020-1520-5 -Encyclopedia of South American Aquatic bugs: Odonata-Anisoptera ISBN: 978-1-4020-4801-2 approaching ebook titles: -Encyclopedia of South American Aquatic bugs: Orthoptera-Encyclopedia of South American Aquatic bugs: Heteroptera; -Encyclopedia of South American Aquatic bugs: Neuroptera, together with Megaloptera-Encyclopedia of South American Aquatic bugs: Trichoptera-Encyclopedia of South American Aquatic bugs: Lepidoptera-Encyclopedia of

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Codex seraphianus by Luigi Serafini

By Luigi Serafini

A rare and surreal artwork ebook, this variation has been redesigned by way of the writer and contains new illustrations. Ever because the Codex Seraphinianus was once first released in 1981, the ebook has been well-known as one of many strangest and most lovely artwork books ever made. This visible encyclopedia of an unknown international written in an unknown language has fueled a lot debate over its that means. Written for the knowledge age and addressing the import of coding and deciphering in genetics, literary feedback, and laptop technological know-how, the Codex burdened, involved, and enchanted a iteration.

While its message should be uncertain, its charm is apparent: it's a so much beautiful artifact. Blurring the excellence among artwork publication and artwork item, this anniversary edition-redesigned by way of the writer and that includes new illustrations-presents this distinct paintings in a brand new, exceptional mild. With the appearance of recent media and sorts of communique and non-stop streams of data, the Codex is now extra correct and well timed than ever. a different restricted and numbered deluxe version that features a signed print can be to be had.

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Concise Encyclopedia of Educational Linguistics by B. Spolsky

By B. Spolsky

The amount includes 232 thematically organised articles in keeping with the hugely winning Encyclopedia of Language & Linguistics and the International Encyclopedia of Education (2nd version) revised and, the place useful, up to date and supplemented all through. facing all subject matters on the intersection among schooling and language, the paintings will end up a useful reference for all researchers within the box. by no means has there been extra excessive debate over diverse attitudes and ways to instructing and language. This quantity will offer a state-of-the-art description of the entire subject matters of curiosity to language educators and all these interested in making and imposing coverage in language schooling. basic subject matters comprise: the social context, society, nationwide, institution and curricular coverage, literacy and oracy, language acquisition, bi- and plurilingualism, checking out, TEFL, TESOL, SLA.

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