By Chung Van Hoang
This booklet ways newly rising spiritual teams during the interaction among spiritual and non-religious spheres within the particular context of Vietnam. It considers the hot non secular teams as part of spiritual reconfiguration in Vietnam as a result of intensified interactions between those spheres. It explores alterations of dating among religions, and adjustments among the non secular sphere and the political, monetary and public spheres in modern Vietnam. in particular, it lines trajectories of non secular improvement on the subject of politico-economic alterations during this speedily modernising kingdom. It exams a speculation that at the least a few new but unrecognized new non secular teams have a good/ lively position in modernisation instead of a negative/reactive role.
To this finish, the publication attracts on a couple of learn techniques and methodologies with the intention to offer readers with a multi-faceted realizing of Vietnam’s new spiritual teams. The examine is interdisciplinary in orientation, drawing on sociology and anthropology. it's also comparative in that it bases its argument on a attention of 3 special new non secular teams in Vietnam. The examine can also be qualitative and ethnographic in that it drew on a number of the concepts linked to player remark in the course of a sustained interval of fieldwork among the 3 non secular groups.
The notion of spiritual reconfiguration built during this e-book offers a framework for the examine of faith in Vietnam which opens tips to extra research from a comparative point of view. in the meantime, an emphasis upon spiritual reinvention which addresses tactics of remaking, reworking, legitimating and accommodating can be worthy for examine into New non secular Movements elsewhere in Asia. A learn within the demanding situations of recent religions may perhaps act as a catalyst for interdisciplinary experiences in keeping with special empirical research of spiritual variety and of non secular freedom by way of different students. it's was hoping that this examine will help to offer a voice to non secular minorities which are usually the sufferer of stereotyping, false impression, and punitive treatment.
The ebook is acceptable for post-graduate scholars and social researchers who're attracted to non secular revival, non secular diversification, State-religion relationships, and State's rules of latest religions.
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New Religions and State's Response to Religious Diversification in Contemporary Vietnam: Tensions from the Reinvention of the Sacred (Boundaries of Religious ... Regulating Religion in Diverse Societies) by Chung Van Hoang