WorldCat Identities

Lewis, James R.

Overview
Works: 81 works in 520 publications in 5 languages and 37,417 library holdings
Genres: Encyclopedias  Dictionaries  Reference works  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor
Classifications: BL2525, 154.6303
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by James R Lewis
The dream encyclopedia by James R Lewis( Book )

26 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 2,278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers interpretations of dreams, of the meanings associated with different symbols and colors
The astrology encyclopedia by James R Lewis( Book )

16 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 1,440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains more than 780 entries covering the historical, technological, and popular aspects of astrology
Cults in America : a reference handbook by James R Lewis( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 1,413 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
Angels, A to Z by James R Lewis( Book )

17 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,245 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!
The encyclopedia of cults, sects, and new religions by James R Lewis( Book )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 1,142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains alphabetically-arranged profiles of over 1,000 different religions found in the United States and throughout the world
The Oxford handbook of new religious movements by James R Lewis( Book )

25 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 1,010 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
Controversial new religions by James R Lewis( Book )

31 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 948 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
Cults : a reference handbook by James R Lewis( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 859 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
Satanism today : an encyclopedia of religion, folklore, and popular culture by James R Lewis( Book )

11 editions published in 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 843 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
Encyclopedia of afterlife beliefs and phenomena by James R Lewis( Book )

17 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in English and Polish and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perspectives on the New Age by James R Lewis( Book )

11 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scientology( Book )

15 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 743 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
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 576 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
Magical religion and modern witchcraft by James R Lewis( Book )

10 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legitimating new religions by James R Lewis( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Handbook of New Age( Book )

11 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 151 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 Order of the Solar Temple : the temple of death by James R Lewis( Book )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 116 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
Handbook of contemporary paganism by Murphy Pizza( Book )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 110 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
Handbook of religion and the authority of science( Book )

9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The astrology book : the encyclopedia of heavenly influences by James R Lewis( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The scientific, historic, and popular basis behind the ancient art of astrology is explored in this comprehensive reference, providing a thorough understanding of basic astrology. This guide also includes a table of astrological glyphs and abbreviations, a section on casting a chart, and a chapter that explains and interprets every planet in every house and sign
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Cults in America : a reference handbook
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, 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

Льюис, Джеймс Р., 1949-

جیمز آر. لوئیس نویسنده آمریکایی

ルイス, ジェームズ・R

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The astrology encyclopediaCults in America : a reference handbookAngels, A to ZThe encyclopedia of cults, sects, and new religionsThe Oxford handbook of new religious movementsControversial new religionsCults : a reference handbookSatanism today : an encyclopedia of religion, folklore, and popular culture