Pocket Dictionary of New Religious Movements

Pocket Dictionary of New Religious Movements

Over 400 Groups, Individuals Ideas Clearly and Concisely Defined

The IVP Pocket Reference Series

by Irving Hexham

Pocket Dictionary of New Religious Movements
  • Length: 120 pages
  • Published: January 30, 2002
  •  Discontinued
  • ISBN: 978-0-8308-1466-4
  • Item Code: 1466
  • Case Quantity: 88

  • A 2003 Finalist in the Word Guild Canadian Writing Awards

Studying new religious movements can be like trying to learn several languages at once, each with its own vocabulary, grammar and syntax. The flourishing variety of these movements today makes the task even more difficult.

Irving Hexham has designed Pocket Dictionary of New Religious Movements to be an indispensable companion for students of religion and a fascinating guide for curious and perplexed observers of the religious scene.

Here are nearly 450 entries covering

  • specific groups, from the Aetherius Society to the Zion Christian Church
  • practices, from the Alexander technique to Yoga
  • UFO religion, from alien abductions to Unarius Academy of Science
  • symbols, from the ankh to yin-yang
  • religious texts, from the apocryphal New Testament to the Vinaya-Pitaka
  • religious leaders, from George Adamski to Rabbi Zalman

Reference books on religion tend to be too large, expensive and unwieldy for those who want quick information. Both handy and affordable, this Pocket Dictionary offers quick, concise and reliable answers to basic questions about new religious movements.


Entries A - Z

Irving Hexham

Irving Hexham is professor of religious studies at the University of Calgary in Alberta (Canada). An internationally recognized expert on new religious movements, he is the author (with Karla Poewe, his wife) of Understanding Cults and New Religions and New Religions as Global Cultures.

Visit Irving Hexham's website at the University of Calgary for more information about his teaching and writing work.

BY Irving Hexham