Unlike new religions such as Transcendental Meditation, the former Unification Church and The Family - which are just a few of the recent religions to form networks of essentially identical communities around the world - the New Age beliefs ...
Author: Mikael Rothstein
Publisher: Aarhus Universitetsforlag
New globalized religions take two forms. Unlike new religions such as Transcendental Meditation, the former Unification Church and The Family - which are just a few of the recent religions to form networks of essentially identical communities around the world - the New Age beliefs discussed in this volume have spread without the benefit of any organisation or unified culture, and their more diffuse nature resists easy categorisation. While some of the chapters in this publication consider aspects of the general nature of New Age religion - spiritual imperialism versus cultural diversity, the overlap of globalisation and westernisation, the sources of New Age revelation and whether another age will follow - the remaining chapters are case studies which examine particular New Age beliefs, including the healing movement, the spiritualization of money, and the UFO, Gnostic and goddess myths. The book will appeal not only to scholars of the history of religions and sociology of religion, but also to those with an interest in New Age religious beliefs.
Rothstein, Mikael “Patterns of Diffusion and Religious Globalisation.” Temenos
32, 1996, 195-220. Rothstein, Mikael. “The Myth of the UFO in Global Perspective
: A Cognitive Approach.” In New Age Religion and Globalisation, ed. Mikael ...
Author: Armin Geertz
Publisher: ISD LLC
Globalization is a predominant theme in contemporary educational and political circles. Research on globalization has become a political priority because the world has become a 'single place', as Roland Robertson formulated it, where events in any particular part of the world can, and often do, have political, economical and military consequences for the rest of the world. Discourse on globalization, however, has generally ignored the cultural consequences. Recent waves of violence that seem to be religiously fueled, if not motivated, among immigrants and refugees in Europe and their home regions in the Middle East, have demonstrated that we can only ignore culture, values and religion at our own peril. Globalization and new religions is the theme of this book. It is argued here that studying new religions in a globalization perspective offers theoretical and methodological advantages both for the general study of religion and the general study of globalization. Religions are often cosmopolitan and universal in their overall message, yet they may at the same time be utterly immersed in local interactions. This is often clearly expressed among minority religions. The contrast of the local and the global is accentuated by globalization, and, in particular, many new religions have followed suit. This book draws together a selection of top quality papers given at a conference held in Aarhus in 2002 under the auspices of the Research Network on New Religions (RENNER). The papers, which have been edited and up-dated, represent the work of leading scholars in the history of religions, sociology of religion, psychology of religion and other disciplines. They address questions that are vital for everyone in the modern world: whether approached as a reflection of world economy and power dynamics, new possibilities of communication and cultural exchange in the light of mass media and technology, increased cultural plurality in the wake of migration or as a combination of any of these, globalization challenges the academic study of religion to renewed theoretical and methodological reflection.
(Ashgate Inform Series on New Religions and Spiritual Movements), edited by
Eileen Barker, 1–14. Surrey: ... In The Cultic Milieu: Oppositional Subcultures in
an Age of Globalisation, edited by Helene Loow and Jeffrey Kaplan, 12–25.
"The new religious movements (NRMs) of Modern Asia commonly offered a new way of hope for enduring the socio-political situation of colonial life. This volume explores particular cases in relation to the aspects of origin, identity, transnational activity, text, hybrid conditions, religionized politics, geopolitical exchange, and millennialism"--
Heelas, Paul (1996) The New Age Movement. The Celebration of the Self and
Sacralization of Modernity, Oxford: Blackwell. ——— (2008) Spiritualities of Life:
New Age Romanticism and Consumptive Capitalism, Oxford: Blackwell. Heelas ...
Author: François Gauthier
This book argues that the last four decades have seen profound and important changes in the nature and social location of religion, and that those changes are best understood when cast against the associated rise of consumerism and neoliberalism. These transformations are often misunderstood and underestimated, namely because the study of religion remains dependent on the secularisation paradigm which can no longer provide a sufficiently fruitful framework for analysis. The book challenges diagnoses of transience and fragmentation by proposing an alternative narrative and set of concepts for understanding the global religious landscape. The present situation is framed as the result of a shift from a National-Statist to a Global-Market regime of religion. Adopting a holistic perspective that breaks with the current specialisation tendencies, it charts the emergence of the State and the Market as institutions and ideas related to social order, as well as their changing rapports from classical modernity to today. Breaking with a tradition of Western-centeredness, the book offers probing enquiries into Indonesia and a synthesis of global and Western trends. This long-awaited book offers a bold new vision for the social scientific study of religion and will be of great interest to all scholars of the Sociology and Anthropology of religion, as well as Religious Studies in general.
conclusion that there is a need for more careful case studies of new religious
movements to evaluate the potential of Robertson's approach for understanding
these groups in a world undergoing globalisation.106 Dawson specifically finds ...
Author: Margit Warburg
This general monograph on the Baha’is and their religion places new emphasis on the sociology of contemporary Baha’i, including a thorough case study of a European Baha’i community and of the life at the Baha’i World Centre.
This book is the first to bring together researchers exploring all these areas in a wide-ranging overview of new religion in Ireland.
Author: Olivia Cosgrove
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Until recently, Irish religion has been seen as defined by Catholic power in the South and sectarianism in the North. In recent years, however, both have been shaken by widespread changes in religious practice and belief, the rise of new religious movements, the revival of magical-devotionalism, the arrival of migrant religion and the spread of New Age and alternative spirituality. This book is the first to bring together researchers exploring all these areas in a wide-ranging overview of new religion in Ireland. Chapters explore the role of feminism, Ireland as global ‘Celtic’ homeland, the growth of Islam, understanding the New Age, evangelicals in the Republic, alternative healing, Irish interest in Buddhism, channelled teachings and religious visions. This book will be an indispensable handbook for professionals in many fields seeking to understand Ireland’s increasingly diverse and multicultural religious landscape, as well as for students of religion, sociology, psychology, anthropology and Irish Studies. Giving an overview of the shape of new religion in Ireland today and models of the best work in the field, it is likely to remain a standard text for many years to come.
A Sociological Study of a New Religious Movement Shuquan Chen ... Japan's
New Age and Neo - New Religions : Sociological Interpretations . ... Globalisation
, Modernization , and Postmodernization : the Ambiguous Position of Religion .
Author: Shuquan Chen
The first comprehensive analysis in English ofthe social dimension ofTawian's New Age movements, this work employs a qualitative approach to test the ideas that underlie many sociological accounts of New Age phenomena and late modernity, for the purpose of explaining the movement's distinctive path of development.
Peter Beyer , “ Globalisation and the Religion of Nature , ” in Nature Religion
Today , ed . Pearson ... Bron Taylor , “ Earth and Nature - Based Spirituality ( Part
II ) : From Earth First ! and Bioregionalism to Scientific Paganism and the New
Author: Eugene V. Gallagher
Annotation. Most new or alternative religious are gravely misunderstood by members of the religious mainstream. Labeled cults or sects, groups and their members are often ridiculed or otherwise disregarded as weird and potentially dangerous by the populace at large. Despite their efforts at educating the general public, the various anti- and counter-cult activists have in fact promoted much more mis-understanding than accurate understanding of the religious lives of some of their fellow citizens. Consequently, they have helped to create a very hostile environment for anyone whose religious practices do not fit within a so-called mainstream. This set rectifies the situation by presenting accurate, comprehensive, authoritative and accessible accounts of various new and alternative religious movements that have been and are active in American society, and it addresses ways of understanding new and alternative religions within a broader context. Determining what actually constitutes a new or alternative religion is a subject of constant debate. Questions arise as to a new faith's legitimacy, beliefs, methods of conversion, and other facets of a religious movement's viability and place in a given culture. How a religion gains recognition by the mainstream, which often labels such new movements as cults, is fraught with difficulty, tension, and fear. Here, experts delineate the boundaries and examine the various groups, beliefs, movements, and other issues related to new faiths and alternative beliefs. Readers will come away with a fuller understanding of the religious landscape in America today. Volume 1: History and Controversies discusses the foundations of new and alternative religions in the United States and addresses the controversies that surround them. This volume helps readers better understand what makes a new or alternative belief system a religion and the issues involved. Volume 2: Jewish and Christian Traditions explores the various new religions that have grown out of these two Abrahamic faiths. Groups such as the Shakers, the People's Temple, the Branch Davidians, Jehovah's Witnesses and others are examined. Volume 3: Metaphysical, New Age, and Neopagan Movements looks at Shamanism, Spiritualism, Wicca, and Paganism, among other movements, as they have developed and grown in the U.S. These faiths have found new and devoted followers yet are often misunderstood. Volume 4: Asian Traditions focuses on those new and alternative religions that have been inspired by Asian religious traditions. From Baha'i to Soka Gakkai, from Adidam to the Vedanta Society, contributors look at a full range of groups practicing and worshiping in the U.S. today. Volume 5: African Diaspora Traditions and Other American Innovations examines the various traditions linked to the African diaspora such as Rastafarianism, Santeria, and the Nation of Islam, alongside traditions that are truly American incarnations like Scientology, UFO religions, and Heaven's Gate. Some of the new and alternative religions covered in these pages include: ; Shamanism ; Wicca ; Black Israelites ; Santeria ; Scientology ; Elan Vital ; Hare Krishna ; Soka Gakkai ; and many more
Catholicism and Political Crisis in Bougainville , Papua New Guinea . ” In Powers
. Religion as Social and Spiritual Force , edited by M.B. ter Borg and J. W. van
Henten , 116-133 . New York : Fordham University Press , 2010 . - “ Circulating ...
Author: Nelia Hyndman-Rizk
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Pub
This edited collection brings together a series of ethnographically grounded studies on sacred and secular pilgrimage in the age of globalisation from around the world. Pilgrimage is explored as a distinctive form of mobility in late modernity, which emphasises inner transformation. Thus, the studies in this volume show how pilgrimage unifies physical and metaphysical mobility into a holistic project of self-realisation through motion.
First wave Demonstrating a complicated mix between conformity and change ,
New Age ' dress has undergone certain ... the protest movement , felt that by
living an alternative life , at least they could change themselves ( Cock 1979 : 215
Author: Dress Historian and Associate Professor Margaret Maynard
A mythical kingdom ruled by elves and Arctic energy, Iceland is where the past meets the future in an elemental symphony of wind, stone, fire and ice. This book provides amazing experiences, inspirational images, activities information and destination highlights.
Globalisation, Religion, and Identity in Postcolonial Asia J. R. Clammer ...
encountered by the average Westerner contemplating a change of religious
membership in a situation in which the New Age and new spiritualities have
already eroded ...
Author: J. R. Clammer
In The Burgeoning Study Of Globalization The Study Of Religion Has Been Sorely Neglected. Yet Despite The Inroads Of Modernization, The Societies Of South, Southeast And East Asia Remain Deeply Permeated By Religion. Issues Of Identity, Cultural Politics And Citizenship Are All Fundamentally Influenced By Religious Affiliation. This Volume Explores The Relationship Between Globalization And Religion In Contemporary Post-Colonial Asia - A Situation In Which New Found Political And Cultural Autonomy, Far From Leading To The Widespread Secularization Predicted By Many A Generation Ago, Has Stimulated The Flourishing Of Both Traditional And New Forms Of Religious Expression. This Study Examines The Interplay Between History, The Contemporary Consumer Capitalism And Its Attendant Forms Of Popular Culture That Are Making Inroads All Over Asia, And The Deeply Held Religious Beliefs And Institutional Memberships On Which Many National, Regional And Local Identities Still Fundamentally Depend And Which Set Up The Complex Social, Cultural And Personal Negotiations And Revisionings That Arise When Tradition Meets Globalization. In A World Of Increasing Religious Polarization Signaled By The Putative Clash Of Civilizations , The Exploration Of These Dynamics Is Empirically And Politically Important And Also Holds Many Implications For The Field Of Cultural Studies As A Whole, East And West.
The Sacred Impulse : A Planetary Spirituality of Heart and Fire , New York ,
Crossroad . ... Paul Heelas : The New Age Movement , Religion , 27 : 391-402 . ...
Undoing Culture : Globalisation , Postmodernism and Identity , London , Sage .
Author: Dominic Corrywright
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
Corrywright (religious studies, Oxford Brookes U., UK) addresses shortcomings in current research on New Age spirituality by defining methodological assumptions which place New Age thinking within the 20th and 21st centuries and by giving voice to those who practice New Age spiritualities. Based on fieldwork conducted by the author during the late
1 No Notes While New Age practices and beliefs can be traced back to ' ancient
oriental religions as well as from ... for tying the New Age movement to liberal
Western capitalism and the discourse of globalisation , but also hints at its ties to
Author: Dennis Haskell
Publisher: Uwa Pub
In this volume, writers and scholars from the region examine subjects ranging from the Japanese 'evil' of the Second World War to the appropriation of indigenous cultures and the ethics of biographical writing. Although diverse, the essays share an interest in the conflicts between relativism and fundamentalism, between uncertainty and sureness, that are so much with us in this fast developing region of the world.
Networks , Territories and Rescaling ; SA13001 Globalization : Do We Need New
Concepts of Society , Community and ... and Globalization ; SA13605 The New
Age of Imperialism ; SA13188 Notes on the Antiwar Movement ; SA13185 On ...
Author: Leo P. Chall
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