Reading and Writing Scripture in New Religious Movements

New Bibles and New Revelations

  • Authors
  • Eugene V. Gallagher

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction: Canons, Scriptures, and New Religions

  3. New Visions

  4. New Readings

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-90
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      Pages 91-112
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      Pages 133-155
  5. New Writings

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 179-185
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      Pages 187-207
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  6. Conclusion: New Religions, New Bibles

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      Pages 253-262
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 263-307

About this book


New religious movements both read the Bible in creative ways and produce their own texts that aspire to scriptural status. From the creation stories in Genesis and the Ten Commandments to the life of Jesus and the apocalypse, they develop their self-understandings through reading and writing scripture.


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