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Ashgate new critical thinking in religion, theology, and biblical studies.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages -177) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
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.