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Vol 20, No 3 (2007)

East-Asian New Religious Movements

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Special issue: This issue was edited by Christopher Hartney

Table of Contents


Preface PDF
Christopher Hartney 261-262


The Continuing Persecution of Falun Gong PDF
Maria Hsia Chang 263-285
The Affirmation of Charismatic Authority: The Case of the True Buddha School PDF
J. Gordon Melton 286-302
Re-examining the True Buddha School: A ‘New Religion’ or a New ‘Buddhist Movement’? PDF
Wai Lun Tam 303-316
Konkokyo (Golden Light Teachings) and Modernity: A Test of the Faivre-Hanegraaff Six-Point Typology of Western Esotericism PDF
Carole M. Cusack 317-333
Spiritism and Charisma: Caodaism from its Infancy PDF
Christopher Hartney 334-356

Book Reviews

Michael Carden, Sodomy: A History of a Christian Biblical Myth. Equinox, London2004, pp. 226, ISBN 1-9047-6829-6 (hbk), 1-9047-6830-X (pbk). Review doi: 10.1558/arsr.v20i3.357, PDF
Marion Maddox 357-358
Simon Coleman and Peter Collins (eds), Religion, Identity and Change: Perspectives on Global Transformations. Ashgate, Aldershot, 2004, pp. xii+214, ISBN 0-7546-0450-0(hbk). Review doi: 10.1558/arsr.v20i3.359 PDF
Carole M. Cusack 359
Peter Clarke, New Religions in Global Perspective. Routledge, London and New York, 2006, pp. xx + 385, ISBN10: 0-415-25747-6 (hbk), ISBN10: 0-415-25748-4 (pbk). Review doi: 10.1558/arsr.v20i3.360 PDF
Adam Possamai 360
Douglas J. Davies, A Brief History of Death. Blackwell, Oxford, 2005, pp. 184, ISBN 14051-0183-0. Review doi: 10.1558/arsr.v20i3.361- PDF
Reverend Barbara Allen 361-362
Christopher Hartney & Andrew McGarrity (eds), The Dark Side: Proceedings of the Seventh Australian & International Religion, Literature & the Arts Conference 2002.Sydney, Depart. of Studies in Religion, The University of Sydney, RLA Press Sydney PDF
Alice M. Sinnott 363-364
Adam Possamai, Religion and Popular Culture: A Hyper-real Testament. Peter Lang,Brussells, 2005, pp. 176, ISBN 109052012725 (pbk). PDF
Gary D. Bouma 365-366
Michael Washburn, Embodied Spirituality in a Sacred World. State University of New York Press, Albany, 2003, pp. 256, ISBN 100791458474. Review doi:10.1558/arsr.v20i3.367 PDF
Ross Keating 367
Chongo Kim, Korean Shamanism: The Cultural Paradox. Ashgate, Aldershot, 2003, pp. 422, ISBN 0754631842 (hbk), 0754631850 (pbk). Review doi: 10.1558/arsr.v20i3.368 PDF
Christoper Hartney 368
Steven J. Sutcliffe (ed.), Religion: Empirical Studies. Ashgate, Aldershot, 2004, pp.xlii+279, ISBN 100754641589 (hbk). Review doi: 10.1558/arsr.v20i3.369 PDF
Douglas Ezzy 369

List of Contributors

List of Contributors PDF
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