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

Description

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.

Information

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

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