Legitimating new religions

James R. Lewis has written the first book to deal explicitly with the issue of how emerging religions legitimate themselves. He contends that a new religion has at least four different, though overlapping, areas where legitimacy is a concern: making converts, maintaining followers, shaping public op...

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Main Author: Lewis, James R.
Corporate Authors: ebrary, Inc., ProQuest (Firm)
Format: Book Electronic
Language:English
Published: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2003.
Series:ebrary Academic religion & philosophy
Academic complete, religion & philosophy
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Call Number: BP603 .L49 2003eb
Online Access:http://site.ebrary.com/lib/jkmlibrary/detail.action?docID=10075364 Access restricted to individuals currently affiliated with the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago and McCormick Theological Seminary