By Alberdina Houtman, Albert Jong, Magda Misset-Van De Weg
The truth that religions exhibit inner edition and enhance over the years is not just an issue for believers, yet has additionally lengthy engaged students. this can be very true for the religions of the traditional global, the place the mere inspiration of innovation in spiritual concerns evoked notions of revolution and destruction. With the emergence of recent spiritual identities from the 1st century onwards, we start to discover strains of a wholly new imaginative and prescient of faith. The query used to be now not even if a specific trust was once new, yet even if it was once actual and the 2 have been now not felt to be collectively specific. the current quantity brings jointly articles that research this variation, starting from wide overviews to distinctive case-studies.