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  • Demographic Change and Secularization in an Asian New Religious Movement. The Brahma Kumaris in the Western World, Part II.
    Howell, Julia Day, and Peter L. Nelson (2000)
    Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion 11: 225-239.

    As the age structure of what began as a youth movement normalized, world-rejection lessened & service functions differentiated from spirituality functions.

    Associated Search Terms: Differentiation; New religions; Demography; World rejection; Brahma Kumari, Australia; Australia
  • Gender Role Experimentation in New Religious Movements: Clarification of the Brahma Kumari Case.
    Howell, Julia Day (1998)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 37:3: 453-461.

    Reverse sex polarity need not be associated with an overwhelmingly female leadership. High attrition rates among Australian members suggest the pattern is short term.

    Associated Search Terms: Gender; Women; Australia; Brahma Kumari, Australia
  • Structural Adaptation and "Success" in the Transplantation of an Asian New Religious Movement: The Brahma Kumaris in the Western World, Part 1.
    Howell, Julia Day, and Peter L. Nelson (1997)
    Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion 8: 1-33.

    Loss of contact with potential converts is lessened by having commune residents enter the work force.

    Associated Search Terms: Adaptation; New religions; Brahma Kumari, Australia; Commune; Australia
  • ASC Induction Techniques, Spiritual Experiences, and Commitment to New Religious Movements.
    Howell, Julia Day (1997)
    Sociology of Religion 58:2: 141-164.

    Based on 1991-95 participant observation with Brahma Kumaris in Sydney & Brisbane; illustrates the role of experience in securing commitment.

    Associated Search Terms: Australia; Brahma Kumari, Australia; Meditation; Participant observation; Life histories; Experience; New religions; Commitment
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