New Religions and Spiritualities, Hardback Book

New Religions and Spiritualities Hardback

Edited by Stephen Hunt

Part of the The Library of Essays on Sexuality and Religion series


Since the 1960s a fresh wave of new religions and what has come to be termed 'spiritualities' have been evident on a global scale.

This volume in The Library of Essays on Sexuality and Religion focuses on these 'new' religions and their often contentious attitudes towards human sexuality.

Part 1, through previously-published articles, provides instances of affirming orientations of the 'new' religions towards sexuality.

This entails scrutinising examples of innovative religion from a historical perspective, as well as those of a more contemporary nature.

Part 2 examines, with pertinent illustrations, the controversial character of 'new' religions in their 'cultist' forms and matters of sexual control and abuse.

Part 3 considers sexuality as articulated through paganism, the occult and esotericism in the postmodern setting.

Part 4 examines both hetero- and non-hetero- expressions of sexuality through the so-called 'New Spiritualities', Quasi-religions and the more 'hidden' forms of religiosity.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 436 pages
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Comparative religion
  • ISBN: 9780754629238



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