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By James R. Lewis,Olav Hammer

The dictionary definition of culture refers to ideals and practices which were transmitted from new release to iteration, in spite of the fact that, 'tradition' can relaxation easily at the declare that definite cultural parts are rooted long ago. declare and documented old fact don't need to overlap. within the area of faith, traditionally verifiable traditions coexist with contemporary techniques whose origins are spuriously projected again into time. This publication examines the phenomenon of 'invented traditions' in religions ranging in time from Zoroastrianism to Scientology, and geographically from Tibet to North the USA and Europe. many of the contributions, including an creation that surveys the sphere, use person case stories to deal with questions similar to the explanation for developing old culture for one's doctrines and rituals; the mechanisms during which hitherto unknown texts can input an present corpus; and problems with recognition and scepticism within the reception of doubtful texts.

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