A new religious movement (NRM), also known as a new religion or alternative spirituality, is a religious or spiritual group that has modern origins and is peripheral to its society's dominant religious culture.


A new religious movement (NRM) is a religious, ethical, or spiritual group or community with practices of relatively modern origins. ... amount of group conformity and a social identity that separates their adherents from mainstream society.


From superstitious nonsense, to a challenging religious movement. ... so, they all get a mention on this page alongside secret societies and other movements. ... It derives from folklore, superstition, pre-modern magical beliefs and elements of ...


Religion remains discussed as somehow outside of society and opposed or only ..... Accordingly, one could also call NRMs ›Modern Religious Movements‹. ... 17 Source: interview with Doris Zölls, one of the current spiritual leaders of the ...


In this lesson we will examine some popular contemporary religious sects and ... groups, sects, and movements exist in contemporary American society. In this ... in physical human bodies and need to find or ''unlock'' their true spiritual nature.


Subject: Mysticism and Spirituality, Religion and Art ... organized or institutional religions, such as new religious movements (NRMs). ...... What can be agreed on is the growing importance of, and need for, spirituality in contemporary society.


Beginning in the early 18th century, the Protestant missionary movement sought to convert ... sought to accommodate Christian faith to changes in modern society . ... the New Age Movement emphasizes personal fulfillment, spiritual unity, and ...


James R. Lewis, ed., Magical Religion and Modern Witchcraft. Albany: State University ... McGuire, Meredith B. "Health and Healing in New Religious Movements." David G. .... "Charisma and the Counterculture" and "Religion and Revolutionary Beliefs. .... One Nation Under God: Religion In Contemporary American Society.


In contrast to the perception that regards being spiritual as a form of religion, this .... term 'spirituality' is prevalent in New Age movements and many practitioners ..... less compelling in contemporary Western societies, a new cultural category ...