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Title The demise of religion : how religions end, die or dissipate / edited by Michael Stausberg, Stuart A. Wright, and Carole M. Cusack
Imprint London, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Bloomsbury Academic, 2022
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  BL2747 .D455 2022    AVAILABLE    30610020675906
Edition Paperback edition
Descript ix, 196 pages : illustration ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
still image sti rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Introduction. The demise of religions : or do religions end? / Michael Stausberg -- How religions end : terms and types / Stuart A. Wright, Michael Stausberg, Carole M. Cusack -- When does a sacrifice become "Just Meat"? : a sketch for a theory of how religions stop working / joel Robbins -- Did Aum Shinrikyō really end? / Erica Baffelli -- The dissolution of a religous community : the case of Knutby Filiadelfia in Sweden / Liselotte Frisk -- Demise and persistence : religion after the loss of "Direct Divine Control" in the Panacea Society / Alastair Lockhart -- Denominationalization or death? : comparing processes of change within the Jesus Fellowship Church and the Children of God aka the Family International / Eileen Barker -- The fall of Mars Hill Church in Seattle / how online counter-narratives catalyzed change / Jessica Johnson -- Playing the religion card : the creation and dissolution of Rajneeshism / Michael Stausberg -- State actions in Western democracies leading to the dissolution of religious communities / Stuart A. Wright -- Mass suicides and mass homicides : collective violence and demise of new religious movements / Carol M. Cusack, James R. Lewis
"Why do religions fail or die? Taking a multidisciplinary approach, this book explores this important question that has received little scholarly attention to date. International contributors provide case studies from the United States, England, Sweden, Japan, New Guinea, and France resulting in a work that explores processes of attenuation, disintegration, transmutation, death, and extinction across cultures. These include: instances where mass suicides or homicides resulted in religious dissolution; the fall of Mars Hills Church and its larger-than-life megachurch pastor, accused of plagiarism and bullying in 2012; the death of the last member of the Panacea Society in England in 2012; and the disintegration of Knutby Filadelfia, a religious community in Sweden with Pentecostal roots that ceased to exist in May 2018 after a pastor shot his wife"-- Provided by publisher
Subject Religion and sociology -- Case studies
Religions -- History -- Case studies
Religion and culture -- History -- Case studies
Religion -- Philosophy -- Case studies
Irreligion -- Case studies
Sociologie religieuse -- Études de cas
Religions -- Histoire -- Études de cas
Religion et culture -- Histoire -- Études de cas
Religion -- Philosophie -- Études de cas
Irréligion -- Études de cas
Irreligion. fast (OCoLC)fst00979491
Religion and culture. fast (OCoLC)fst01093823
Religion and sociology. fast (OCoLC)fst01093858
Religion -- Philosophy. fast (OCoLC)fst01093794
Religions. fast (OCoLC)fst01093898
Case studies. fast (OCoLC)fst01423765
History. fast (OCoLC)fst01411628
Alt Author Stausberg, Michael, editor
Wright, Stuart A., editor
Cusack, Carole M., 1962- editor
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