A Guru-Disciple Tradition: Can Conversion be Non-cognitive

Michael Michaelis, John Healy

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Abstract

Philosophy of religion is focused chiefly on theism. Yet there are a growing number of new and alternative religious movements that would also benefit from philosophical scrutiny. This book is the first collection of philosophical essays, by a team of international authors, focusing on new and alternative religious movements. The book begins with an examination of the definition of new religious movements, before offering an introduction to, and an analysis of, core beliefs held by particular movements, including: Scientology, Raelianism, Siddha Yoga, the Arica School, the Church of the Latter Day Saints (Mormonism), Pantheism, Digital Theology, New Atheism, and the Word of Faith movement. Contributors offer an analysis of one or more of the core tenets of the religious movement, providing readers with both an insight into the group, and the methodology of philosophy of religion.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPhilosophical Explorations of New and Alternative Religious Movements
EditorsMorgan Luck
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
PublisherAshgate Publishing Limited
Chapter6
Pages77-97
Number of pages21
ISBN (Print)9781409406532
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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Michaelis, M., & Healy, J. (2012). A Guru-Disciple Tradition: Can Conversion be Non-cognitive. In M. Luck (Ed.), Philosophical Explorations of New and Alternative Religious Movements (pp. 77-97). United Kingdom: Ashgate Publishing Limited.
Michaelis, Michael ; Healy, John. / A Guru-Disciple Tradition : Can Conversion be Non-cognitive. Philosophical Explorations of New and Alternative Religious Movements. editor / Morgan Luck. United Kingdom : Ashgate Publishing Limited, 2012. pp. 77-97
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Michaelis, M & Healy, J 2012, A Guru-Disciple Tradition: Can Conversion be Non-cognitive. in M Luck (ed.), Philosophical Explorations of New and Alternative Religious Movements. Ashgate Publishing Limited, United Kingdom, pp. 77-97.

A Guru-Disciple Tradition : Can Conversion be Non-cognitive. / Michaelis, Michael; Healy, John.

Philosophical Explorations of New and Alternative Religious Movements. ed. / Morgan Luck. United Kingdom : Ashgate Publishing Limited, 2012. p. 77-97.

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