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The Resource Communities of dissent : a history of alternative religions in America, Stephen J. Stein

Communities of dissent : a history of alternative religions in America, Stephen J. Stein

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Communities of dissent : a history of alternative religions in America
Title
Communities of dissent
Title remainder
a history of alternative religions in America
Statement of responsibility
Stephen J. Stein
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Alternative religious groups have had a profound influence on American history-they have challenged the old and opened up new ways of thinking about healing, modes of meaning, religious texts and liturgies, the social and political order, and the relationships between religion and race, class, gender, and region. Virtually always, the history of alternative religions runs parallel to that of dissent in America. Communities of dissent is an evenhanded history of New Religious Movements in America. Stephen J. Stein describes the evolution and structure of alternative religious movements from both sides: the critics and the religious dissenters themselves. Providing a fascinating look at a wide range of New Religious Movements, he investigates obscure groups such as the 19th-century Vermont Pilgrims, who wore bearskins and refused to bathe or cut their hair, alongside better-known alternative believers, including colonial America's largest outsider faith, the Quakers; 17th- and 18th-century Mennonites, Amish, and Shakers; and the Christian Scientists, Jehovah's Witnesses, Black Muslims, and Scientologists of today. Accessible and comprehensive, Communities of dissent also covers the milestones in the history of alternative American religions, from the infamous Salem witch trials and mass suicide/murder at Jonestown to the positive ways in which alternative religions have affected racial relations, the empowerment of women, and American culture in general
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digitized
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N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stein, Stephen J.
Dewey number
291.9/0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
BL2525
LC item number
.S74 2003eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cults
  • Sects
  • United States
  • Cultes
  • Sectes
  • États-Unis
  • RELIGION
  • Cults
  • Religion
  • Sects
  • United States
  • Sekte
  • Geschichte
  • Religion
  • Godsdienstige bewegingen
  • USA
Label
Communities of dissent : a history of alternative religions in America, Stephen J. Stein
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 147-155) and index
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Talking about religious outsiders -- Early dissenters and popular religion -- Peace movements in colonial America -- Communitarians living on the margins -- Apocalyptic traditions: watching and waiting for the end -- Healers and occultists: women of spiritual means -- Sectarians in the city -- Twentieth-century sects and cults
Control code
719369577
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 159 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780199760664
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
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not applicable
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unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)719369577
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Communities of dissent : a history of alternative religions in America, Stephen J. Stein
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 147-155) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Talking about religious outsiders -- Early dissenters and popular religion -- Peace movements in colonial America -- Communitarians living on the margins -- Apocalyptic traditions: watching and waiting for the end -- Healers and occultists: women of spiritual means -- Sectarians in the city -- Twentieth-century sects and cults
Control code
719369577
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 159 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780199760664
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)719369577
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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