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dc.contributor.editorStausberg, Michael
dc.contributor.editorCusack, Carole M.
dc.contributor.editorWright, Stuart A.
dc.date.accessioned2022-10-14T14:54:43Z
dc.date.available2022-10-14T14:54:43Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifierONIX_20221014_9781350162938_167
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/58836
dc.description.abstractWhy do religions fail or die? Taking a multidisciplinary approach, this open access 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. Combining case studies and theoretical contributions, The Demise of Religion: How Religions End, Die, or Dissipate fills a gap in literature to date and paves the way for future research The eBook editions of this book are available open access under a CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 license on www.bloomsburycollections.com. Open access was funded by the Centre for Advanced Study at theNorwegian Academy of Science and Letters.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HR Religion & beliefs::HRQ Alternative belief systems::HRQM Contemporary non-Christian & para-Christian cults & sects
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JH Sociology & anthropology
dc.subject.othercult
dc.subject.othersecularism
dc.subject.othercollective violence
dc.subject.otherideology
dc.subject.otherextinction
dc.subject.othermass suicide
dc.subject.othernew religious movements
dc.titleThe Demise of Religion
dc.title.alternativeHow Religions End, Die, or Dissipate
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.5040/9781350162945
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy066d8288-86e4-4745-ad2c-4fa54a6b9b7b
oapen.relation.isbn9781350162938
oapen.relation.isbn9781350162921
oapen.imprintBloomsbury Academic
oapen.pages208
oapen.place.publicationLondon


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