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Article: The Sacred-secular dialectics of the reenchanted religious Order - The Lingsu exo-esoterics in Hong Kong

TitleThe Sacred-secular dialectics of the reenchanted religious Order - The Lingsu exo-esoterics in Hong Kong
Authors
Issue Date2000
PublisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/13537903.asp
Citation
Journal Of Contemporary Religion, 2000, v. 15 n. 1, p. 45-63 How to Cite?
AbstractThis paper aims to locate the essence of new religions which manifest themselves as part and parcel of the elusive reenchanted phenomena. It is based on an ethnographic case study of a new religious group, the Lingsu Exo-Esoterics, in Hong Kong. The study unravels how this new religious group reconciles the fundamental disparity between sacred and secular cosmologies. Instead of being pulled apart by the polar opposites between the sacred and the secular, the Lingsu unifies the sacred-secular dichotomy through a dialectical process of 'sacralization of the secular' and 'secularization of the sacred'. The paper investigates how sacred and secular cosmologies are mutually interpenetrating each other and interactively validating each other through the sacralization-secularization process. An in-depth analysis of this dialectical process offers new insights into the societal tide of reenchantment. © 2000 Taylor & Francis Ltd.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/172347
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dc.description.abstractThis paper aims to locate the essence of new religions which manifest themselves as part and parcel of the elusive reenchanted phenomena. It is based on an ethnographic case study of a new religious group, the Lingsu Exo-Esoterics, in Hong Kong. The study unravels how this new religious group reconciles the fundamental disparity between sacred and secular cosmologies. Instead of being pulled apart by the polar opposites between the sacred and the secular, the Lingsu unifies the sacred-secular dichotomy through a dialectical process of 'sacralization of the secular' and 'secularization of the sacred'. The paper investigates how sacred and secular cosmologies are mutually interpenetrating each other and interactively validating each other through the sacralization-secularization process. An in-depth analysis of this dialectical process offers new insights into the societal tide of reenchantment. © 2000 Taylor & Francis Ltd.en_US
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dc.titleThe Sacred-secular dialectics of the reenchanted religious Order - The Lingsu exo-esoterics in Hong Kongen_US
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dc.identifier.doi10.1080/135379000112134en_US
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