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When Prophets Die
The Postcharismatic Fate of New Religious Movements
When Prophets Die
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Timothy Miller - Editor
SUNY Series in Religious Studies
Price: $52.50 
Hardcover - 241 pages
Release Date: September 1991
ISBN10: 0-7914-0717-9
ISBN13: 978-0-7914-0717-2

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Paperback - 241 pages
Release Date: September 1991
ISBN10: 0-7914-0718-7
ISBN13: 978-0-7914-0718-9

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When the charismatic founder/leader of a religious movement dies, the popular belief is that the movement usually disintegrates. However, many new religions not only survive but prosper, despite leadership transition. In this book, prominent scholars examine what happened to eleven new movements following the deaths of their leaders, and why. An Introduction by J. Gordon Melton serves to integrate the case studies.

Timothy Miller
is Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Kansas, Lawrence.


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Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

Introduction: When Prophets Die: The Succession Crisis in New Religions
J. Gordon Melton

1. The Shakers: The Adaptation of Prophecy
Diane Sasson

2. Postcharismatic Authority in the Amana Society: The Legacy of Christian Metz
Jonathan G. Andelson

3. American Indian Prophets
James R. Lewis

4. The Latter Day Saint Movement: A Study in Survival
Steven L. Shields

5. They Found a Formula: 450 Years of Hutterite Communitarianism
Timothy Miller

6. Democracy vs. Hierarchy: The Evolution of Authority in the Theosophical Society
Catherine Wessinger

7. Charisma and Covenant: The Christian Science Movement in its Initial Postcharismatic Phase
John K. Simmons

8. When Prophets Die: The Case of the Spirit Fruit Society
H. Roger Grant

9. The Rastafari of Jamaica
Barry Chevannes

10. The Call of the Lotus-Eyed Lord: The Fate of Krishna Consciousness in the West
Steven J. Gelberg

11. Siddha Yoga: Swami Muktananda and the Seat of Power
Gene R. Thursby

12. When the Prophet Is Yet Living: A Case Study of the Unification Church
Michael L. Mickler

Afterword

Notes


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