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Clarke, Peter B. (Peter Bernard)

Overview
Works: 76 works in 434 publications in 2 languages and 13,251 library holdings
Genres: History  Encyclopedias  Reference works  Bibliography  Church history  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Publishing director, Other, Compiler
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Most widely held works by Peter B Clarke
Encyclopedia of new religious movements by Peter B Clarke( Book )

24 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New Religious Movements (NRMs) can involve vast numbers of followers and in many cases are radically changing the way people understand and practice religion and spirituality. Moreover, many are having a profound impact on the form and content of mainstream religion. The "Encyclopedia of New Religious Movements" provides uniquely global coverage of the phenomenon, with entries on over three-hundred movements from almost every country in the world. The coverage includes movements that derive from the major religions of the world and to neo-traditional movements, movements often overlooked in the study of NRMs. In addition to the coverage of particular movements there are also entries on topics, themes, key thinkers and key ideas, for example the New Age Movement, Neo-Paganism, New Religion and gender, NRMs and cyberspace, NRMs and the law, the Anti-Cult Movement, Swedenborg, Jung, Teilhard de Chardin, Lovelock, Gurdjieff, al-Banna, Qutb. The marked global approach and comprehensiveness of the encyclopedia enable an appreciation of the innovative energy of NRMs, of their extraordinary diversity, and the often surprising ways in which they can propagate geographically.; The most ambitions publication of its sort, the "Encyclopedia of New Religious Movements" is a major addition to the reference literature for students and researchers of the field in religious studies and the social sciences. Entries are cross-referenced with short bibliographies for further reading. There is a full index
The World's religions : understanding the living faiths( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This work 'examines the great living faiths of the world, including Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Sikhism, Shinto, and China's religious tradition. It tells how the major religions began and traces their develpment from their origins to the present.'" Publisher's note
Communicating through letters and reports by J. H Menning( Book )

11 editions published between 1976 and 1983 in English and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford handbook of the sociology of religion by Peter B Clarke( Book )

29 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An expert team of international scholars here provide 51 essays as entry points into the sociological study and understanding of religion as well as in-depth surveys into its changing forms and content in the contemporary world. Issues discussed range from ecology to law, art to cognitive science, crime to health care
Education and society in Africa by Mark Bray( Book )

11 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black paradise : the Rastafarian movement by Peter B Clarke( Book )

19 editions published between 1986 and 1997 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New trends and developments in African religions( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

West Africa and Islam : a study of religious development from the 8th to the 20th century by Peter B Clarke( Book )

15 editions published between 1974 and 1984 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religion defined and explained by Peter B Clarke( Book )

14 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book looks at the large-scale theories of religion characteristics of nineteenth- and twentieth-century approaches to the study of religion. The philosophical assumptions behind the alleged need to produce a theory of religion are examined in Part I. The aims and means of defining religion are treated as part of this examination. The discussion of method in the theory of religion is then illustrated in detailed treatments of five major forms of large-scale theory of religion in Part II: religious, philosophical, sociological, socioeconomic and psychological. Major thinkers in the theory of religion such as Marx, Freud, Durkheim, Hegel and Feuerbach are discussed. The book aims to reveal the difficulties in demonstrating the necessity and validity of any large-scale theory of religion. It argues for less extensive aims for the study of religion, contending in particular that religion should be defined in family-resemblance terms, and explained piecemeal and through historical forms of understanding
New religions in global perspective : a study of religious change in the modern world by Peter B Clarke( Book )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"New Religions in Global Perspective is an in-depth account of new religious movements, and of new forms of spirituality from a global vantage point. Ranging from North America and Europe to Japan, Latin America, South Asia, Africa and the Caribbean, this book provides students with a complete introduction to NRMs such as Falun Gong, Aum Shinrikyo, the Brahma Kumaris movement, the Ikhwan or Muslim Brotherhood, Sufism, the Engaged Buddhist and Neo-Hindu movements, Messianic Judaism, and African diaspora a movements including Rastafarianism." "Peter Clarke explores the innovative character of new religious movements, charting their cultural significance and global impact, and how various religious traditions are shaping, rather than displacing, each other's understanding of notions such as transcendence and faith, good and evil, of the meaning, purpose and function of religion, and of religious belonging. In addition to exploring the responses of governments, churches, the media and general public to new religious movements, Clarke examines the reactions to older, increasingly influential religions, such as Buddhism and Islam, in new geographical and cultural contexts. Taking into account the degree of continuity between old and new religions, each chapter contains not only an account of the rise of the NRMs and new forms of spirituality in a particular region, but also an overview of change in the regions' mainstream religions."--Jacket
West Africa and Christianity by Peter B Clarke( Book )

10 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japanese new religions in the West by Peter B Clarke( Book )

20 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Japan's new and 'new, new' religious movements which have established themselves in the West are both expanding and in general highly active. Among the best known are Soka Gakkai International, Mahikari, Seicho no Ie, the MOA Foundation, Tenrikyo and Risshokoseikai."--BOOK JACKET. "Though invariably deriving their inspiration from traditional sources, as a group they share distinct characteristics: they all stress the importance of pacifism, environmental care and protection and world transformation. They also all claim to heal, that all followers will receive benefits in this life and that, in most cases, Japan is the promised land."--BOOK JACKET. "This volume, which also offers a valuable insight into some of the cultural values of contemporary Japan, is the first to address the subject in any detail, and includes contributions from a number of distinguished scholars from Europe and the United States."--BOOK JACKET
Japanese new religions : in global perspective by Peter B Clarke( Book )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the 1960s virtually every part of the world has seen the arrival and establishment of Japanese new religious movements, a process that has followed quickly on the heels of the most active period of Japanese economic expansion overseas. This book examines the nature and extent of this religious expansion outside Japan
New religious movements in Western Europe : an annotated bibliography by Elisabeth Arweck( Book )

11 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women as teachers and disciples in traditional and new religions( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

West Africans at war, 1914-18, 1939-45 : colonial propaganda and its cultural aftermath by Peter B Clarke( Book )

7 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bibliography of Japanese new religions, with annotations and an introduction to Japanese new religions at home and abroad( Book )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Islam in modern Nigeria : a study of a Muslim community in a post-independece state, 1960-1983 by Peter B Clarke( Book )

9 editions published in 1984 in English and German and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Atlas der Weltreligionen : Entstehung, Entwicklung, Glaubensinhalte by Peter B Clarke( Book )

8 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in German and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Encyclopedia of new religious movements
Alternative Names
Clarke, Peter

Clarke, Peter 1940-2011

Clarke, Peter B.

Clarke, Peter B. 1940-

Clarke, Peter Bernard

Clarke, Peter Bernard 1940-

Clarke, Peter Bernard 1940-2011

Peter Bernard Clarke

Peter Bernard Clarke sociologue britannique

Languages
English (230)

German (9)

Covers
The World's religions : understanding the living faithsThe Oxford handbook of the sociology of religionNew trends and developments in African religionsReligion defined and explainedNew religions in global perspective : a study of religious change in the modern worldJapanese new religions in the WestJapanese new religions : in global perspectiveNew religious movements in Western Europe : an annotated bibliographyBibliography of Japanese new religions, with annotations and an introduction to Japanese new religions at home and abroad