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Lewis, James R.

Overview
Works: 81 works in 618 publications in 4 languages and 38,867 library holdings
Genres: Encyclopedias  Dictionaries  Reference works  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor, Artist
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Most widely held works by James R Lewis
The dream encyclopedia by James R Lewis( Book )

27 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 2,746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers interpretations of dreams, of the meanings associated with different symbols and colors
Cults in America : a reference handbook by James R Lewis( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 2,689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume examines the controversy surrounding the alternative and controversial religious movements sometimes referred to as cults. Featuring a chronology that documents the milestones in the evolution of alternative religions, this book also contains informative sketches of alternative religious groups in the United States today. Readers will find an overview that discusses the cult controversy; descriptions of important court cases, legislation, and other documents; and a directory of organizations. A comprehensive listing of print and electronic sources completes a volume that will prove beneficial to general readers, students, parents, psychologists, and policymakers."--Jacket
Perspectives on the New Age by James R Lewis( )

12 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 2,161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legitimating new religions by James R Lewis( )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Witchcraft today : an encyclopedia of Wiccan and neopagan traditions by James R Lewis( Book )

18 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 1,933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains alphabetically arranged entries that provide information about the history and development, concepts, rituals, practices, and practitioners of the Wiccan and Neopagan movements
Magical religion and modern witchcraft by James R Lewis( )

11 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1,909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This comprehensive anthology examines contemporary neo-paganism ranging from goddess theology to historical-critical essays. Many of the contributors are academically trained neo-pagans, and the resulting volume is a benchmark study of a significant movement that promises to reshape the religious landscape of the next century
Angels, A to Z by James R Lewis( Book )

18 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 1,909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While much has been written about angels throughout history, no single source examines them as thoroughly or as thoughtfully as Angels A to Z. You'll discover how ancient, contemporary and pop cultures represent angels in their mythology, folklore, architecture, art, literature and religion. Angels A to Z's easy-to-use index and appendices help you find exactly what you're looking for. Just let your fascination take wing!
Satanism today : an encyclopedia of religion, folklore, and popular culture by James R Lewis( Book )

14 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a full image of the Prince of Darkness as he appears throughout traditional theology, mythology, art and literature, and pop culture
Scientology( )

14 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Church of Scientology has been involved in battles over tax issues, a ten-year battle with the Food and Drug Administration regarding the Electro-meters used in the Church's counseling activities, and extended conflicts with the Australian and German governments. In this book, a group of well-known scholars of New Religious Movements offers an extensive and evenhanded overview and analysis of all of these aspects of Scientology, including the controversies to which it continues to give rise
Controversial new religions by James R Lewis( Book )

32 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 1,430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The groups covered are: The Family - Unification Church - People's Temple - Branch Davidians - ISKCON (Hare Krishnas) - Osho Rajineesh - Soka Gakkai - Aum Shinrikyo - Falun Gong - Aumism - Scientology - Theosophy - Order of the Solar Temple - Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness - Heaven's Gate - Raelians - White Racist Religions - Satanism
Handbook of New Age by Daren Kemp( )

10 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a comprehensive survey of alternative spiritualities: their history, their global impact, their cultural influence and how they are understood by scholars. This work provides analysis of contemporary spiritual trends, and observations of the interaction between the New Age movement and many different fields of knowledge and research
The astrology encyclopedia by James R Lewis( Book )

17 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 1,378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains more than 780 entries covering the historical, technological, and popular aspects of astrology
Handbook of contemporary paganism by Murphy Pizza( )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary Paganism is a movement that is still young and establishing its identity and place on the global religious landscape. This work offers a study of contemporary Paganism that contributes fresh ways to observe and examine other religions, where innovations, paradoxes, and inconsistencies can be accurately documented and explained
The Oxford handbook of new religious movements by James R Lewis( Book )

28 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and held by 1,118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford Handbook of New Religious Movements both covers the current state of the field and breaks new ground. Its contributors, drawn form both sociology and religious studies, are leading figures in the study of NRMs
The encyclopedia of cults, sects, and new religions by James R Lewis( Book )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 1,107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains alphabetically-arranged profiles of over 1,000 different religions found in the United States and throughout the world
Handbook of religion and the authority of science by James R Lewis( )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,043 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The present collection examines the many different ways in which religions appeal to the authority of science. The result is a wide-ranging and uniquely compelling study of how religions adapt their message to the challenges of the contemporary world
Sacred schisms : how religions divide by James R Lewis( )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 1,011 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction / James R. Lewis and Sarah Lewis -- Part I: Theoretical overview -- Understanding schisms : theoretical explanations for their origins / Roger Finke and Christopher P. Scheitle -- Part II: Survey of schisms in selected traditions -- Charismatic authority in Islam : an analysis of the cause of schisms in the ummah / Ron Geaves -- Schisms in Buddhism / Alan Cole -- Schisms in Japanese new religious movements / Robert Kisala -- Part III: Christian traditions -- Finishing the mystery : the watch tower and 'the 1917 schism' / George D. Chryssides -- Challenges to charismatic authority in the unificationist movement / David G. Bromley and Rachel S. Bobbitt -- Persecution and schismogenesis : how a penitential crisis over mass apostasy facilitated the triumph of Catholic Christianity in the Roman Empire / Joseph M. Bryant -- Part IV: Western esoteric traditions -- Church universal and triumphant : shelter, succession and schism / Susan J. Palmer and Michael Abravanel -- Schism and consolidation : the case of the theosophical movement / Olav Hammer -- Satanists and nuts : the role of schisms in modern satanism / Jesper Aagaard Petersen -- Schism as midwife : how conflict aided the birth of a contemporary pagan community / Murphy Pizza -- Part V: Non-western/postcolonial traditions -- Succession, religious switching, and schism in the Hare Krishna Movement / E. Burke Rochford, Jr. -- Schisms within Hindu guru groups : the Transcendental Meditation Movement in North America / Cynthia Ann Humes -- Schism in Babylon : colonialism, Afro-Christianity, and Rastafari / Christopher Partridge
Cults : a reference handbook by James R Lewis( Book )

8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines a number of diverse religious groups such as the Branch Davidians, Heaven's Gate, and Scientology, and discusses their individual and sometimes controversial doctrines and philosophies, legal issues involving abuse, and contains biographical sketches on their leaders
UFOs and popular culture : an encyclopedia of contemporary myth by James R Lewis( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 873 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From religious beliefs and legends to movies and TV shows, from advertising and celebrities to Internet sites and photo ops, this illustrated A-Z encyclopedia makes it easy to locate each topic, and the opportunities for further research assure its timeliness
The Order of the Solar Temple : the temple of death by James R Lewis( )

19 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and held by 829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Despite the importance of the Order of the Solar Temple, there are relatively few studies published in English. This book brings together the best scholarship on the Solar Temple including newly commissioned pieces from leading scholars, a selection of Solar Temple documents, and important previously published articles newly edited for inclusion within this book. This is the first book-length study of the Order of the Solar Temple to be published in English."--Jacket
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Legitimating new religions
Alternative Names
James R. Lewis chercheur à l'Institut d'études de la religion américaine

James R. Lewis (scholar) Amerikaans auteur

Lewis, James

Lewis, James 1949-

Lewis, James, 1953-

Lewis, Jim R.

Lewis, Jim R.‏ 1949-

Lewis, Jim R., 1953-

Pundit Singh

Pundit Singh‏ 1949-

Singh, Pundit

Singh, Pundit‏ 1949-

Льюис, Джеймс

Льюис, Джеймс Р 1949-

جیمز آر. لوئیس نویسنده آمریکایی

ルイス, ジェームズ・R

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Cults in America : a reference handbookPerspectives on the New AgeLegitimating new religionsWitchcraft today : an encyclopedia of Wiccan and neopagan traditionsMagical religion and modern witchcraftAngels, A to ZSatanism today : an encyclopedia of religion, folklore, and popular cultureScientology