The New Religions by Jacob Needleman
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Philosopher Jacob Needleman's groundbreaking study of America's alternative spiritual movements is back in print with a new introduction by the author.

Originally published in 1970, The New Religions was the first full-scale study of alternative spirituality in America. It remains unparalleled for the intellectual depth and seriousness with which it regards Eastern, New Age, and alternative faiths on the American landscape.

Needleman’s writing and reportage are unfailingly thoughtful and incisive as he illuminates topics that other scholars failed to consider or could not fully grasp.


About Jacob Needleman

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The acclaimed author of books including The American Soul, The Essential Marcus Aurelius, Lost Christianity, and Money and the Meaning of Life, JACOB NEEDLEMAN is professor of philosophy at San Francisco State University, and former director of the Center for the Study of New Religions at the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley. He has also served as research associate at the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research and was a research fellow at Union Theological Seminary. He lives in Oakland, California.
Published September 3, 2009 by Tarcher. 308 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Law & Philosophy, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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A tolerable specimen of that dismal genre, the published proceedings of an academic convention—in this case the National Conference on the Study of New Religious Movements in America, held at Berkeley in June, 1977.

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