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Meaning and construction of altruism in new religious movements

Keishin Inaba

Meaning and construction of altruism in new religious movements

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Published by [Human Sciences Research] in [U.K.] .
Written in English


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StatementKeishin Inaba.
The Physical Object
Pagination15 p. ;
Number of Pages15
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Open LibraryOL16401440M


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Religion is a social- cultural system of designated behaviors and practices, morals, worldviews, texts, sanctified places, prophecies, ethics, or organizations, that relates humanity to supernatural, transcendental, or spiritual elements.

However, there is no scholarly consensus over what precisely constitutes a religion. Different religions may or may not contain various elements.

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Content may be. The meaning of spirituality has developed and expanded over time, and various connotations can be found alongside each other. Traditionally, spirituality referred to a religious process of re-formation which "aims to recover the original shape of man", oriented at "the image of God" as exemplified by the founders and sacred texts of the religions of the world.

As with new religious movements elsewhere, with scholars of doctrine largely vacating the field, the dominant approach to the new Buddhist movements has been that of the history of religions and the social sciences; where the former pays attention to the patterns and structures of cultus in a cultural and historical nexus, the latter tends to.

The Naradeya Purana describes the mechanics of the cosmos. Depicted here are Vishnu with his consort Lakshmi resting on Shesha Nag. Narada and Brahma are also pictured.

Hindu texts other than the Shrutis are collectively called the Smritis (memory). The most notable of the smritis are the epics, which consist of the Mahābhārata and the Bhagavad Gītā is an integral part of.

Mysticism is the practice of religious ecstasies (religious experiences during alternate states of consciousness), together with whatever ideologies, ethics, rites, myths, legends, and magic may be related to may also refer to the attainment of insight in ultimate or hidden truths, and to human transformation supported by various practices and experiences.

The Aetherius Society is a new religious movement founded by George King in the mids as the result of what King claimed were contacts with extraterrestrial intelligences, whom he referred to as "Cosmic Masters". The main goal of the believer is to cooperate with these Cosmic Masters to help humanity solve its current Earthly problems and advance into the New arters: Los Angeles, California and London.

Shimazono, Susumu. New New Religious Movements in This World: Religious Movements in Japan after s and their Beliefs about Salvation.

Social Compass – [Google Scholar] Shimazono, Susumu. ‘New Age Movement’ or ‘New Spirituality Movements and Culture’. Social Meaning and construction of altruism in new religious movements book – [Google Scholar]Author: Paola Cavaliere.

Irom Sharmila popularly known as the “Iron Lady of Manipur” is the most recognisable face of the conflict-ridden state in the North East. In spite of not clearing her class XII, she has become. Altruism is the principle and moral practice of concern for happiness of other human beings or animals, resulting in a quality of life both material and spiritual.

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Raëlism is a new religious movement founded in teaching that humans were created by aliens. It is numerically the world's largest UFO religion. Hindu reform movements, such as Ayyavazhi, Swaminarayan Faith and Ananda Marga, are examples of new religious movements.

Page 7 of 33 Religion, Altruism, and Prosocial Behavior: Conceptual and Empirical Approaches PRINTED FROM OXFORD HANDBOOKS ONLINE (). (c). Altruism or selflessness is the principle or practice of concern for the welfare of others. It is a traditional virtue in many cultures and a core aspect of various religious traditions and secular worldviews, though the concept of "others" toward whom concern should be directed can vary among cultures and religions.

Altruism or selflessness is the opposite of selfishness. Scholars have amassed conflicting evidence on whether such repression tends to deter participation in social movements or to backfire and fuel such participation.

My dissertation draws on advances in social movements theory over the last 20 years in the areas of emotions and culture in order to help solve this long-standing empirical puzzle.

SBNR is related to feminist spiritual and religious thought and ecological spiritualities, [21] and also to Neo-Paganism, Wicca, Shamanic, Druidic, Gaian and ceremonial magic practices. [21] Some New Age spiritual practices include astrology, Ouija boards, Tarot cards, the I Ching, and science fiction.

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KINESTHETIC-SENSORY EXPERIENCE from BODILY MOVEMENTS 2. QUESTIONNAIRE METHOD 3. PSYCHOGENESIS- religious development reflects our evolutionary development. --from fetishism to altruism 4.

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One of the reasons for this lack of clarity to date is that little attention has been paid to the metaethical background for such acts.

By surveying the empirical data of the cases of Tibetan Buddhist self-immolation, recent commentary has sought to adduce their heterogeneous valuations, motivations and ethical effects (4) that themselves require responses that, also widely varying, leave.

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Where does true altruism come from. Does it really exist. These are the questions that occupied the brilliant and troubled mind of population geneticist and author George Price, who developed what’s still regarded as the most accurate mathematical, biological and evolutionary model for altruism before taking his own life at the age of In The Price of Altruism: George Price and the Search.

Over the past decade, considerable research has emerged that demonstrates the benefits of religious practice within society.[1] Religious practice promotes the well-being of individuals, families.

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Prerequisite: Take a 3 credit level TRS course. Ideologies and new religious movements: The case of Shinreikyō and its doctrines in comparative perspective. Doerner, David L. Comparative analysis of life after death in folk Shinto and Christianity.

Morioka Kiyomi. The appearance of “ancestor religion” in modern Japan: The years of transition from the Meiji to the Taishō periods. Anti-cultists routinely apply to Bnei Baruch accusations of brainwashing and mind control developed during the “cult wars” by Margaret Singer () and other anti-cult luminaries, and thoroughly criticized by mainline academic scholars of new religious movements.

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Yet here we have the stirring of a much more radical dissatisfaction. Introduction[1] By extolling freedom of religion in the schools, President Bill Clinton has raised the level of debate on the importance of religion to American life.[2] The time is ripe for a.JOURNAL OF RITUAL STUDIES.

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