Catherine Wessinger :: Professor of Religious Studies, Loyola University New Orleans

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EDITOR

Co-general editor of Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions, January 2000 to present.

Area editor (editorial consultant) on new religious movements (over 80 articles) for the Encyclopedia of Religion, 2d ed., general editor Lindsay Jones (Detroit: Thomson Gale, 2005).

BOOK

Annie Besant and Progressive Messianism. 1988. Lewiston, N.Y.: Edwin Mellen Press.

CHAPTERS IN BOOKS

“Democracy vs. Hierarchy: The Evolution of Authority in the Theosophical Society.” In When Prophets Die: The Post-Charismatic Fate of New Religious Movements, ed. Timothy Miller. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1991, 93-106, notes on 218-22.

“Hinduism Arrives in America: The Vedanta Societies and the Self-Realization Fellowship.” In America’s Alternative Religions, ed. Timothy Miller. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1995, 173-90.

“New Religious Movements and Violence.” In New and Alternative Religious Movements in the United States, ed. Eugene V. Gallagher and W. Michael Ashcraft. Westport, Conn.: Praeger, forthcoming.

JOURNAL ARTICLES

“Service to India as Service to the World: Annie Besant's Work in India for Human Rights,” Part I in Theosophical History 3 (January 1990): 19-32; Part II in 3 (April 1990): 51-60.

ENCYCLOPEDIA ARTICLES

“Self-Realization Fellowship” and “Vedanta Societies” (500 words each) for 21st Century Encyclopedia of the World Religions, ed. J. Gordon Melton. ABC-Clio, 2002.

“New Religious Movements: An Overview,” Encyclopedia of Religion, gen. ed. Lindsay Jones, 2d ed. (Detroit: Thomson Gale, 2005), 10: 6512-20. (8,329 words)

“Annie Besant,” Encyclopedia of Religion, gen. ed. Lindsay Jones, 2d ed. (Detroit: Thomson Gale, 2005), 2: 844-46. (1,852 words)

“Yogananda,” Encyclopedia of Religion, gen. ed. Lindsay Jones, 2d ed. (Detroit: Thomson Gale, 2005), 14: 9902-03. (1,152 words)