Frontier Religions in Public Space - Chercheurs de dieux by Pauline Cote

By Pauline Cote

Originale, insolite, renaissante, l'action religieuse emergente bouscule les habitudes, ebranle les certitudes, construit ici, maintenant, l'autre monde. Peut-on courir le risque ? Voila que l. a. query se pose et se resout en rumeurs publiques, poursuites judiciaires et tensions scolaires, lesquelles mettent a nu des mecanismes inedits d'institutionnalisation de l'experience religieuse en modernite groupes tactiques d'intervention, cellules gouvernementales de crise, commissions parlementaires, cercles technocratiques precurseurs d'une ingenierie pluraliste. Sur fond de traditions religieuses, nationales ou republicaines, avec l. a. viewpoint de l. a. risk sectaire, s'esquisse sous nos yeux un religieux right, appropriate. remark est-il attainable aujourd'hui d'inscrire l'exceptionnel, l'originel, le merveilleux, le transcendant religieux dans le quotidienne ? Et dans quelle mesure, paradoxalement, les gestionnaires de dieux ne repoussent-ils pas toujours plus loin l. a. frontiere religieuse ? -- through their nature, rising religions discover unexpected territory and probe unchartered areas of human creativity. For those related purposes, spiritual transactions that enterprise past the bounds of conventional spiritual frontiers usually rouse suspicion, nervousness or maybe worry one of the normal inhabitants. As new non secular activities search to carve out their very own area of interest in society, public controversy and opposing ideals can spark sour debates, and will even result in demands country intervention. How then do new or borderline non secular teams negotiate or mediate the development of public area? What effect can the media have on new religions? How does the legislations stand up to the "creative destruction" of non secular innovation? during this provocative number of essays, twelve skilled experts holiday new floor within the sociological research of faith.

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2 Apart from officiai reactions to thé new religions, there are those who hâve taken thé law into their own hands, resulting in injury, even death, quite apart from widespread discrimination in jobs, schools and various other areas of public life. At thé level of thé family, parents hâve been persuaded to hâve their children kidnappée so that they may be 'deprogrammed'3, or, more frequently nowadays, "exit counselled" in order to rescue them from thé aberration that, it is believed, they hâve been manipulated into joining.

1998 'I God Tro: Samhàllet och nyandligheten (In Gcxxl Faith: Society and thé new religious movements)', Stockholm: Statens offentliga utredningar, Social departementet; and Hill, D. G. 1980 'Study of Mind Development Groups, Sects and Cuits in Ontario': Ontario Government, Toronto. 2 . See, for example, Duquesne and Willems, L. 1997 'Enquête Parlementaire visant à élaborer une politique en vue de lutter contre les pratiques illégales des sectes et le danger qu'elles représentent pour la société et pour les personnes, particulièrement les mineurs d'âge', Brussels: Belgian House of Représentatives; and Garay, A.

1988), Cuits, Converts and Charisma, London: Sage. Shupe, Anson D. : Praeger. Wilson, Bryan R. (1976), Contemporary Transformations of Religion, Oxford University Press. INFORM : BRINGING THE SOCIOLOGY OF RELIGION TO THE PUBLIC SPACE Eileen Barker Frontier religions are, by définition, those that are breaking new ground and they tend, almost by définition, to consist of first-generation converts who hâve chosen to move on from thé old beliefs and practices of their parents and thé rest of society.

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