New era - new religions: religious transformation in contemporary Brazil

Mapping the religious landscape. Colonial beginnings ; Emerging pluralization ; Further pluralization ; Established diversity -- Neo-esoteric religiosity. Contemporary neo-esotericism ; Temple of Good Will ; Valley of the Dawn ; Gnostic Church of Brazil -- Ayahuasca religions of Brazil. Indigenous...

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Main Author: Dawson, Andrew 1966-
Format: Print Book
Language:English
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Published: Aldershot [u.a.] Ashgate c2007
Series/Journal:Ashgate new critical thinking in religion, theology and biblical studies
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Brazil / New religion
Further subjects:B Brazil Religion
B Cults Brazil
B Religion History 21st century
B Brazil Religious life and customs
Online Access: Inhaltsverzeichnis (Verlag)
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Summary:Mapping the religious landscape. Colonial beginnings ; Emerging pluralization ; Further pluralization ; Established diversity -- Neo-esoteric religiosity. Contemporary neo-esotericism ; Temple of Good Will ; Valley of the Dawn ; Gnostic Church of Brazil -- Ayahuasca religions of Brazil. Indigenous and Mestiço origins ; Ayahuasca religion in Brazil ; Expansion and diversification ; Conclusion -- New era discourse. Course in new Gnosis ; Architectonic motifs of new era discourse ; The diffusion of new era discourse -- New era religiosity in late-modern perspective. A broadened religious spectrum ; An enhanced capacity to choose ; Social transformation ; The meeting of the What and the How
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references and index
ISBN:0754654338