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Open Educational Resources for the Study of New Religions
 
African Atheism Buddhism Chinese Christianity Hindu Islam Japanese Judaism New Religions Sikhism Worldviews
 
 
The following classic books on new religions may be read online:
 
 
Author
Title
 
 
Eugène Goblet d'Alviella
The contemporary evolution of religious thought in England, American and India
 
 
 
 
 
 
George Hamilton Combs
Some latter-day religions
 
 
 
 
 
 
Solomon Schindler
Messianic expectations and modern Judaism
 
 
 
 
 
 
J. N. Farquhar
Modern Religious Movements in India
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thomas Cuming Hal
The Social Meaning of Modern Religious Movements in England
 
 
 
 
 
 
Charles Herbert Cottrell
Religious Movements of Germany in the Nineteenth Century
 
 
 
 
 
 
H.H. Wilson
The religious sects of the Hindus
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
J.L. Neve
Churches and sects of Christendom
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Joseph Smith
The Book of Mormon
 
 
Doctrine and Covenants
 
 
 
 
 
George Quayle Cannon
Life of Joseph Smith
 
 
 
 
 
Lucy Mack Smith
A History of Joseph Smith
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Woodbridge Riley
The Founder of Mormonism
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Constance Cumby
The Hidden Dangers of the Rainbow - this is a good example of an anti-cult work
 
           

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