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Reflexive religion : the new age in Brazil and beyond

Author: Anthony D'Andrea
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2019]
Series: Religion in the Americas series, v. 19.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The core of this book derives from a seminal dissertation research about the New Age movement in Brazil conducted back in the mid-1990s. The topical scholarship was relatively thin, reflecting the novelty of the phe-nomenon and a certain academic lag to engage with unestablished phenomena.--Provided by publisher.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony D'Andrea
ISBN: 9789004378193 9004378197
OCLC Number: 1041878376
Description: vii, 175 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction to the spirit of the New age in Brazil --
Post-traditional religiosities : reflexivity and individualism transforming the religious field --
Sociological overview of the New Age --
The perfect self : neo-Enlightenment and Romanticism in new religious forms --
Ethnology of the New Age in Brazil : hybridism, individualism and reflexivity --
The New Age in Brazil : religious individualism between spiritism and psychological culture --
Psychological culture : management and liberation in Brazilian New Age --
The New Age Christianity of Paulo Coelho --
New Age spiritism : inner reform from "doctrine" to reflexivity --
The niche globalization of projectiology : cosmology and internationalization of a Brazilian parascience --
New Age in Latin America : from gregarious syncretism to reflexive individualism --
Final thoughts: the New Age as a religious pragmatic of late modernity.
Series Title: Religion in the Americas series, v. 19.
Responsibility: by Anthony D'Andrea.

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The core of this book derives from a seminal dissertation research about the New Age movement in Brazil conducted back in the mid-1990s. The topical scholarship was relatively thin, reflecting the novelty of the phe-nomenon and a certain academic lag to engage with unestablished phenomena.--Provided by publisher.

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