New Age Religion and Globalization

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 ...

New Age Religion and Globalization

Author: Mikael Rothstein

Publisher: Aarhus Universitetsforlag

ISBN:

Page: 178

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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.

New Religions and Globalization

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 ...

New Religions and Globalization

Author: Armin Geertz

Publisher: ISD LLC

ISBN: 8779346812

Page: 277

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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.

Religion Modernity Globalisation

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 ...

Religion  Modernity  Globalisation

Author: François Gauthier

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000725979

Page: 344

View: 538

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.

Citizens of the World

conclusion that there is a need for more careful case studies of new religious
movements to evaluate the potential of ... 108 Wouter J. Hanegraaff, “Prospects
for the Globalization of New Age: Spiritual Imperialism Versus Cultural Diversity”,
 ...

Citizens of the World

Author: Margit Warburg

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9047407466

Page: 592

View: 945

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.

Ireland s New Religious Movements

However, the New Age movement both reproduces and challenges aspects of
globalised capitalist modernity. ... of selfactualisation, possessive individualism,
and other elements consistent with the ideology of neo-liberal globalisation. On
the ...

Ireland s New Religious Movements

Author: Olivia Cosgrove

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443826154

Page: 425

View: 628

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.

Possession Power and the New Age

Robbins, Joel (2004), 'The globalization of Pentecostal and Charismatic
Christianity', Annual Review of Anthropology, 33, ... Roof, Wade Clark (1999),
Spiritual Marketplace: Baby Boomers and the Remaking of American Religion,
Princeton: ...

Possession  Power and the New Age

Author: Matthew Wood

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131707758X

Page: 212

View: 914

This book provides a new sociological account of contemporary religious phenomena such as channelling, holistic healing, meditation and divination, which are usually classed as part of a New Age Movement. Drawing on his extensive ethnography carried out in the UK, alongside comparative studies in America and Europe, Matthew Wood criticises the view that such phenomena represent spirituality in which self-authority is paramount. Instead, he emphasises the role of social authority and the centrality of spirit possession, linking these to participants' class positions and experiences of secularisation. Informed by sociological and anthropological approaches to social power and practice, especially the work of Pierre Bourdieu and Michel Foucault, Wood's study explores what he calls the nonformative regions of the religious field, and charts similarities and differences with pagan, spiritualist and Theosophical traditions.

Religions Globalizations

EDUARDO MENDIETA Society's Religion : The Rise of Social Theory ,
Globalization , and the Invention of Religion O ne of ... a new social order , a new
age , a new saeculum , in which the relationships between the parts that make
the whole ...

Religions Globalizations

Author: Dwight N. Hopkins

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822327950

Page: 259

View: 252

For the majority of cultures around the world, religion permeates and informs everyday rituals of survival and hope. But religion also has served as the foundation for national differences, racial conflicts, class exploitation, and gender discrimination. Indeed, religious spirituality, having been transformed by contemporary economic and political events, remains both empowering and controversial. Religions/Globalizations examines the extent to which globalization and religion are inseparable terms, bound up with each other in a number of critical and mutually revealing ways. As the contributors to this work suggest, a crucial component of globalization—the breakdown of familiar boundaries and power balances—may open a space in which religion can be deployed to help refabricate new communities. Examples of such deployments can be found in the workings of liberation theology in Latin America. In other cases, however, the operations of globalization have provided a space for strident religious nationalism and identity disputes to flourish. Is there in fact a dialectical tension between religion and globalization, a codependence and codeterminism? While religion can be seen as a globalizing force, it has also been transformed and even victimized by globalization. A provocative assessment of a contemporary phenomenon with both cultural and political dimensions, Religions/Globalizations will interest not only scholars in religious studies but also those studying Latin America, the Middle East, South Asia, and Africa. Contributors. David Batstone, Berit Bretthauer, Enrique Dussel, Dwight N. Hopkins, Mark Juergensmeyer, Lois Ann Lorentzen, Eduardo Mendieta, Vijaya Rettakudi Nagarajan, Kathryn Poethig, Lamin Sanneh, Linda E. Thomas

Globalization and the Making of Religious Modernity in China

Globalization and the Making of Religious Modernity in China investigates the transformation of China’s religious landscape under the impact of global influences through case studies covering the period from 1800 to the present.

Globalization and the Making of Religious Modernity in China

Author: Thomas Jansen

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004271511

Page: 436

View: 208

Globalization and the Making of Religious Modernity in China investigates the transformation of China’s religious landscape under the impact of global influences through case studies covering the period from 1800 to the present.

Baha i and Globalisation

In 1998 , a new grant from the Research Council allowed us to conduct a specific
study on new religions and globalisation , and we initiated the project with
several separate studies of new age religion and globalisation . The present
book ...

Baha i and Globalisation

Author: Margit Warburg

Publisher: RENNER Studies on New Religions

ISBN:

Page: 309

View: 453

In this volume of the RENNER series on new religion, the issue of religion and globalisation is treated with a single religion as the recurring example. The Baha'i religion has been carefully chosen for this context. Few other religions express so clearly in their doctrines the view that the world should be unified, politically and religiously.

Pilgrimage in the Age of Globalisation

Furthermore, their religious involvements and investments are not confined to
Chinese religious forms but also impact ... and aesthetics of their foreign patrons,
either in response to direct requests by existing devotees, or in order to attract
new ...

Pilgrimage in the Age of Globalisation

Author: Nelia Hyndman-Rizk

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443839574

Page: 230

View: 222

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.

Critical Issues in Religious Education

A challenge facing religious institutions at the beginning of a new millennium is
whether ... In his view, 'we should now speak of globalisation or of the “global age
” rather than of modernisation or post- modernity'32 and religious educators ...

Critical Issues in Religious Education

Author: Oliver Brennan

Publisher: Veritas Co. Ltd.

ISBN: 1853906522

Page: 124

View: 590

This book explores the meaning and identity of religious education within the cultural context of today.

Holy Nations and Global Identities

Combining the insights of scholars from the fields of religion, history, sociology and political science this book brings together genuine theoretical explorations and original case studies on civil religion, nationalism and globalization.

Holy Nations and Global Identities

Author: Annika Hvithamar

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004178287

Page: 307

View: 685

Combining the insights of scholars from the fields of religion, history, sociology and political science this book brings together genuine theoretical explorations and original case studies on civil religion, nationalism and globalization.

Democracy in an Age of Globalisation

... 1996, 82–86) argued that the collective identity of the Greeks was determined
by six factors: (1) descent, (2) language, (3) religion, (4) way of life, ...
Nevertheless, it is not the king who determines his love for his homeland, rather a
new factor ...

Democracy in an Age of Globalisation

Author: Otfried Höffe

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402056621

Page: 351

View: 547

In this book, the author develops a comprehensive analysis of the demands which the process of globalization exerts on the political organisations of humanity. The author starts from a diagnosis of the process of globalisation. The question central to the book can be formulated as follows: "How can the social, moral and legal achievements of the nation-state be retained while its structure is reshaped to satisfy the requirements of a globalised world?"

Religion and Globalization

Religion , however , breaks borders but also makes new ones , for religion ,
whether old , totemistic , or new ... The cosmopolitan one is seen as cultural
globalization , practised by the Catholic church globally since 16th century ,
which ...

Religion and Globalization

Author: Danijela Gavrilović

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 126

View: 920

Im Gespr ch mit Islam und Hinduismus

Today, we are supposedly in an age of globalisation – and a new age of
enlightenment – but what of the globalisation of valu ... (Embrace the principle of
ercion) – a broader application of a tenet from the first days of Is compulsion in
religion.

Im Gespr  ch mit Islam und Hinduismus

Author: Ḥasan (Jordanien, Prinz)

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 382587107X

Page: 85

View: 498

Die Christenheit sieht sich auch in unserer Gesellschaft in Konkurrenz - durch die zunehmende Präsenz der Weltreligionen wie durch das Anwachsen einer wie auch immer gearteten "neuen" Religiosität. In dem Maß, wie sich die Kirchen diesen Herausforderungen stellen, werden Christinnen und Christen sich selbst besser verstehen lernen. Durch die Ehrenpromotion des jordanischen Prinzen El Hassan bin Talal und des Jesuiten Ramon Panikkar würdigte die Katholisch-Theologische Fakultät Tübingen das interreligiöse Engagement eines Muslimen sowie einen Christen, der sich zugleich als Hindu versteht.

Globalization Religion nature and the built environment

Containing articles on approaches to and theories of globalization, this collection addresses the making of the modern world from different disciplinary perspectives.This set investigates the major components of globalization in its most ...

Globalization  Religion  nature  and the built environment

Author: Roland Robertson

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415302210

Page: 415

View: 634

Containing articles on approaches to and theories of globalization, this collection addresses the making of the modern world from different disciplinary perspectives.This set investigates the major components of globalization in its most comprehensive sense: the nation-state and the system of international relations; the question of self-identity and the individual in the globalization process; human rights, citizenship and the environment; institutional questions including matters of media communication, education, tourism, multinational corporations, migration and intercultural communication.New introductions and a thorough index make this work an indispensable research tool.

Fluide Religion

Arweck , Elisabeth ( 2006 ) : Researching New Religious Movements :
Responses and Redefinitions , London : Routledge . Arweck , Elisabeth ( 2007 ) :
» Globalisation and New Religious Movements « . In : Peter Beyer / Lori Beaman
( Hg . ) ...

Fluide Religion

Author: Dorothea Lüddeckens

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 270

View: 169

Neue religiöse Bewegungen sind zugleich Innovatoren und Indikatoren des religiösen Wandels moderner Gesellschaften. Unter den Vorzeichen von Individualisierung und Pluralisierung ist gegenwärtig ein Bedeutungsverlust totaler Gemeinschaften (”Sekten“) zugunsten unverbindlicher Formen religiöser Zugehörigkeit (”Spiritualität“) zu beobachten. Dies führt zur Zunahme religiöser Alternativen und fördert ihre wachsende Diffusion und Relevanz für das religiöse Feld. Erstmals liegt mit diesem Band eine theoretische Systematisierung dieses Prozesses vor, die durch Fallstudien zu verschiedenen religiösen Gemeinschaften wie Hare Krishna, New Age und evangelikalen Jugendkirchen ergänzt wird.

Contemporary New Age Transformation in Taiwan

Japan ' s New Age and Neo - New Religions : Sociological Interpretations . " Pp .
232 - 246 ... The New Age Movement and the Biblical Worldview . ...
Globalisation , Modernization , and Postmodernization : the Ambiguous Position
of Religion .

Contemporary New Age Transformation in Taiwan

Author: Shuquan Chen

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 251

View: 585

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.