James R. Lewis

James R. Lewis is a professional writer and academic specializing in new religious movements and New Age. He was born in Leonardtown, Maryland, and raised in New Port Richey, Florida. He received his Ph.D. in Religious Studies from the University of Wales, Lampeter, in the United Kingdom, and pursued a career as a professional reference book writer in the 1990s. He currently teaches in the University of Wisconsin system and, on an adjunct basis, at DePaul University. A prolific author, he won Choice book awards for his Cults in America and for The Oxford Handbook of New Religious Movements. He currently edits a series on Contemporary Religions for Brill, and co-edits a series on Controversial New Religions for Ashgate. [cite web|url=http://www.ebooks.com/ebooks/book_display.asp?IID=120076|title=Lewis, James R.|publishers=ebooks.com]


* "The Oxford Handbook of New Religious Movements"
* "(with Jesper Petersen) Controversial New Religions"
* "(with Olav Hammer) The Invention of Sacred Tradition"
* "(with Daren Kemp) Handbook of New Age"
* "The Order of the Solar Temple"
* "Cults " ["in America"] Lewis, James R. "Cults "1 ["in America"] ": A Reference Handbook". ABC-Clio, Contemporary World Issues series, 1998: ISBN 157607031X – 22005: ISBN 1851096183. [http://books.google.com/books?id=aqmbnfXCzn0C At Google Book Search] ]
* "From the Ashes: Making Sense of Waco"
* "The Gods Have Landed"
* "Magical Religion and Modern Witchcraft"
* "(with J. Gordon Melton) Perspectives on the New Age"
* "Doomsday Prophecies"
* "(with Carl Skutsch) The Human Rights Encyclopedia"
* "The Dream Encyclopedia"
* "(with Evelyn Oliver) Angels A to Z"
* "The Astrology Encyclopedia"
* "The Encyclopedia of Afterlife Beliefs and Phenomena"
* "The Encyclopedic Sourcebook of UFO Religions"
* "The Encylopedic Sourcebook of New Age Religions"
* "Odd Gods: New Religions and the Cult Controversy"
* "Encyclopedia of Cults, Sects and New Religions"
* "Legitimating New Religions"
* "Peculiar Prophets"
* "Seeking the Light: Uncovering the Truth About the Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness and Its Founder John-Roger"
* "Satanism Today"


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