By Garry W. Trompf
The sequence Religion and Society (RS) contributes to the exploration of religions as social platforms either in Western and non-Western societies; particularly, it examines religions of their differentiation from, and intersection with, different cultural structures, corresponding to paintings, economic climate, legislation and politics. Due cognizance is given to paradigmatic case or comparative reviews that convey a transparent theoretical orientation with the empirical and ancient facts of faith and such elements of faith as ritual, the spiritual mind's eye, structures of culture, iconography, or media. additionally, the formation of spiritual groups, their building of identification, and their relation to society and the broader public are key problems with this sequence.
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619ff. l). 9, cf. , pp. 164ff. 45. See n. 35. Cf. F. , University of Erlangen-Nürnberg), Nürnberg, 1971, esp. E. ), New Religious Movements in Melanesia, Suva and Port Moresby, 1986, introd. 46. cit. 47. 13, n. 24, cf. AJ. Quisar, The Indian Response to European Technology and Culture, 14981707, London, 1982, for longer term background. On Namu Myoho Renge Kyo, I rely on fieldwork, San Francisco and Santa Cruz, California, 1975, cf. H. Thomsen, The New Religions of Japan, Rutland and Tokyo, 1963, pp.
There are many things waiting to be said about its peculiarities as a 'millenarian movement', however, because of its Cargo and Millennium in the Pacific 37 religious platform's very complexity. It is preferable to begin with a general characterization of the Sunburst experiment and its career, after which we can proceed to an in-depth analysis of its millenarist - and cargoistic features. The Brotherhood advertizes the essential unity of humanity's spiritual quests. 8 Paulsen, for his part, drew together as many strands of the world's religions as he found valuable, welding them into what is now perhaps the most complex 'synthetism' of modern times.
We await the work by M. Reay on Transformation Movements. 37. Cf. ", loc. cit. 38. Lawrence, "Cargo Thinking as a Future Political Force in Papua and New Guinea", in Journal of the Papua and New Guinea Society, 1/1 (1966-7), pp. 20ff. 39. See Marx-Engels, Selected Works (For. Lang. Pub. Hse. 1, pp. 35-40. 40. For background, Trompf, "God as the Source of Wealth", in Melanesian Journal of Theology, 3/1 (1987), pp. 74ff. 41. M. 51; Cf. " in S. ), Papua New Guinea: a century of Introduction 29 colonial impact, 1884 to 1984, Port Moresby, 1989 (forthcoming).
Cargo Cults and Millenarian Movements: Transoceanic Comparisons of New Religious Movements by Garry W. Trompf