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Title Handbook of Nordic new religions / edited by James R. Lewis, Inga Bårdsen Tøllefsen.
Imprint Boston : Brill, [2015]
©2015

Series Brill handbooks on contemporary religion, 1874-6691 ; v. 11
Brill handbooks on contemporary religion ; v. 11. 1874-6691
Subject Cults -- Scandinavia.
Scandinavia -- Religion.
Alt Name Lewis, James R.,
Tøllefsen, Inga Bårdsen,
Series Brill handbooks on contemporary religion, 1874-6691 ; v. 11
Brill handbooks on contemporary religion ; v. 11. 1874-6691
Subject Cults -- Scandinavia.
Scandinavia -- Religion.
Alt Name Lewis, James R.,
Tøllefsen, Inga Bårdsen,
Description 1 online resource.
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
Contents PART 1 Denmark ; 2 Old New Religions in Scandinavia; 3 Misa and Natha: The Peculiar Story of a Romanian Tantric Yoga School; 4 The Baha'is of the North; 5 Danish Dianetics: Scholarship in the Church of Scientology in Scandinavia -- PART 2 Finland; 6 The Study of New Religious Movements in Finland: An Overview of Previous Research; 7 From Western Esotericism to New Spirituality: The Diversity of New Age in Finland; 8 Diversification, Mainstreaming, Commercialization, and Domestication. New Religious Movements and Trends in Finland; 9 Combining Christianity and New Age Spirituality: Angel Relation in Finland -- PART 3 Norway ; 10 The Study of New Religiosity in Norway; 11 Royal Angels in the News: The Case of Märtha Louise, Astarte Education and the Norwegian News Press; 12 The Spiritist Revival: The Rising Voice of Popular Religion; 13 Studying Up, Down, Sideways and Through: Re-presenting Seeking in a Norwegian Setting; 14 The Art of Living Foundation in Norway: Indigenization and Continuity; 15 Acem: Disenchanted Meditation; 16 Norwegian 'Conspirituality' A Brief Sketch; 17 Approval of the Shamanistic Association: A Local Norwegian Construct with Trans-local Dynamics -- PART 4 Sweden ; 18 New Religious Movements and Alternative Spirituality as an Academic Research Field in Sweden. Some Reflections; 19 The New Religious Movements. What Happened to Them? A Study of the Church of Scientology, the Children of God, Iskcon, the Unification Church and the Rajneesh Movement and Their Development over Time; 20 The Spiritual Revolution, the Swedish Way; 21 The Ahmadiyya Mission to the Nordic Countries; 22 Herald of the Cosmic Brother Hood: The Story of the Swedish Contactee Sten Lindgren; 23 Are the Space Brothers Socialists? Swedish Indigenization of the ufo Mythical Complex -- PART 5 Baltic States and Outside Perspectives; 24 Lithuanian Occulture and the Pyramid of Merkinė: Innovation or Continuity?; 25 The "Back to Nature" Worldview in Nature-Based Spirituality Movements: The Case of the Anastasians; 26 Activity of Hindu-Related Movements and Western Esoteric Groups in Latvia; 27 New Religious Movements and New Age in Estonia.
Summary Over the past dozen years or so, an increasingly disproportionate percentage of new religions scholars have arisen in Nordic countries, which now teach at universities in Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden and the Baltic countries. Nordic New Religions, co-edited with Inga B. Tøllefsen, surveys this rich field of study in this area of the world, focusing on the scholarship being produced by scholars in this region of northern Europe.
ISBN 9789004292468 (electronic bk.)
9004292462 (electronic bk.)
9789004292444
9004292446
OCLC # 910964138
Additional Format Print version: Handbook of Nordic new religions 9789004292444 (DLC) 2015009906 (OCoLC)904036737


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