You may be the right one? New religions and the alternative religious concepts

  • Danijel Sinani Department of Ethnology and Anthropology Faculty of Philosophy University of Belgrade
alternative religious concepts, new religious movements, terminology aparatus, the problem of definition, religion, religiousness


This paper discuses the attempts of redefining the basic notions and determining the study subject of the new religions studies. The advantages and disadvantages of using the term "new religious movements" are pointed, and a retrospect is given on the basic conceptualizations supported by the most influential authors in the field of new religion studies, but the new terminology and a new approach to the problem are given as well. This paper promotes the use of phrase "alternative religious concept" and arguments are given to support the advantages of such defining of the subject we are engaging in.


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Sinani, Danijel. 2009. “You May Be the Right One? New Religions and the Alternative Religious Concepts”. Issues in Ethnology and Anthropology 4 (1), 163-82.

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