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Minority Religions in Europe and the Middle East : Mapping and Monitoring (Hardcover)

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Minority religions, not only New Religious Movements, are explored in this innovative book including the predicament of ancient religions such as Zoroastrianism, ’old new’ religions such as Baha’i, and traditional religions that are minorities elsewhere. Exploring mapping and monitoring, international contributors examine which new religions exist in particular countries, what their uptake is, and how allegiance can be ascertained. Contributors examine a range of issues faced by minority religions, encompassing official state recognition and registration, unequal treatment in comparison with a dominant religion, how changes in government can affect how they fare, the extent to which members are free to practice their faith, how they sometimes seek to influence politics, and how they can be affected by harassment and persecution. Bringing together debates concerning the social and political issues facing new religions in Europe and the Middle East, this collection extends its focus to Middle Eastern minority faiths, enabling exposition of spiritual movements such as the Gülen Movement, Paganism in Israel, and the Zoroastrians in Tehran.
Number of Pages: 240
Genre: Religion + Beliefs
Series Title: Routledge Inform Series on Minority Religions and Spiritual Movements
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Language: English
Street Date: November 8, 2016
TCIN: 51559108
UPC: 9781472463609
Item Number (DPCI): 248-25-6900

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