Moon sisters, Krishna mothers, Rajneesh lovers women"s roles in new religions by Susan J. Palmer

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Published by Syracuse University Press in Syracuse, N.Y .

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  • North America

Subjects:

  • Women and religion -- North America -- History -- 20th century,
  • Cults -- North America -- History -- 20th century,
  • Sex -- Religious aspects -- History -- 20th century,
  • Sex role -- Religious aspects -- History -- 20th century,
  • North America -- Religion

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 275-282) and index.

Book details

StatementSusan Jean Palmer.
SeriesWomen and gender in North American religions
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBL2520 .P36 1994
The Physical Object
Paginationxx, 287 p. :
Number of Pages287
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1092998M
ISBN 100815602979
LC Control Number94017364

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Film Review The Matrix Cult. Finding and Losing My Religion. From Counterculture to Krishna Cult - Memories and Reflections. From Counterfeit to Truth.She has published eleven books/edited volumes, notably Moon Sisters, Krishna Mothers, Rajneesh Lovers (Syracuse, ); The New Heretics of France (Oxford University Press, ); Aliens Adored: Rael’s UFO Religion (Rutgers, ).She is best known for her book on gender issues, Moon Sisters, Krishna Mothers, Rajneesh Lovers: Women's Roles in New Religions.

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