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Introduction / James R. Lewis and Sarah Lewis Part I: Theoretical overview Understanding schisms : theoretical explanations for their origins / Roger Finke and Christopher P. Scheitle Part II: Survey of schisms in selected traditions Charismatic authority in Islam : an analysis of the cause of schisms in the ummah / Ron Geaves Schisms in Buddhism / Alan Cole Schisms in Japanese new religious movements / Robert Kisala Part III: Christian traditions Finishing the mystery : the watch tower and 'the 1917 schism' / George D. Chryssides Challenges to charismatic authority in the unificationist movement / David G. Bromley and Rachel S. Bobbitt Persecution and schismogenesis : how a penitential crisis over mass apostasy facilitated the triumph of Catholic Christianity in the Roman Empire / Joseph M. Bryant Part IV: Western esoteric traditions Church universal and triumphant : shelter, succession and schism / Susan J. Palmer and Michael Abravanel Schism and consolidation : the case of the theosophical movement / Olav Hammer Satanists and nuts : the role of schisms in modern satanism / Jesper Aagaard Petersen Schism as midwife : how conflict aided the birth of a contemporary pagan community / Murphy Pizza Part V: Non-western/postcolonial traditions Succession, religious switching, and schism in the Hare Krishna Movement / E. Burke Rochford, Jr. Schisms within Hindu guru groups : the Transcendental Meditation movement in North America / Cynthia Ann Humes Schism in Babylon : colonialism, Afro-Christianity, and Rastafari / Christopher Partridge.