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Sexuality and New Religious Movements

  • Editors
  • Henrik Bogdan
  • James R. Lewis

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About this book

Introduction

Issues relating to sexuality, eroticism and gender are often connected to religious beliefs and practices, but also to prejudices against and fear of religious groups that adopt alternative approaches to sexuality. This is especially apparent in connection with new religious movements, which many times find themselves accused by the media and anti-cultists of promoting illicit and controversial views on sexuality. This anthology aims to critically investigate the role of sexuality in a number of new religious movements, including Mormon fundamentalist communities, the Branch Davidians, the Osho movement, the Raël movement, contemporary Wicca and Satanism, in addition to the teachings of Adidam and Gurdjieff on sexuality.

Keywords

New Religious Movements Sexuality Gender Religious Studies empowerment gender George Gurdjieff Self-Realization women

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