Handbook of New Age is a comprehensive survey of alternative spiritualities: their history, their global impact, their cultural influence and how they are understood by scholars. Chapters by many of the leading scholars of the movement give the latest analysis of contemporary spiritual trends, and present up-to-date observations of the interaction between the New Age movement and many different fields of knowledge and research.
Daren Kemp is co-editor of the
Journal of Alternative Spiritualities and New Age Studies and co-organises a series of international conferences on New Age (www.asanas.org.uk). He is author of
New Age: A Guide and
The Christaquarians? A Sociology of Christians in the New Age.
James R. Lewis is a Lecturer in Religious Studies at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point. His recent publications include
Legitimating New Religions. He is also the general editor of
The Oxford Handbook of New Religious Movements and
The Encyclopedic Sourcebook of New Age Religions.
All those interested in the History of Religions, New Age,Comparative Religion, New Religious Movements, the Social-Scientific Study of Religion