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  • The presentation of the charismatic self in everyday life: Reflections on a Canadian new religious movement.
    Joosse, Paul (2012)
    Sociology of Religion 73:2: 174-199.

    The everyday aspects of the daily life of John de Ruiter, guru of Oasis Edmonton, endanger his charisma.

    Associated Search Terms: Charisma; Dramaturgy; Everyday life; Guru; New religions; Oasis Edmonton; Participant observation; Weber, Max; Canada, Alberta, Edmonton; Goffman, Erving
  • The Inner-world Mysticism and a Successful Social Integration of the Sikh Panth.
    Pace, Enzo (2008)
    In Eileen Barker (ed.) The Centrality of Religion in Social Life. Essays in Honour of James A. Beckford. Aldershot, U.K.: Ashgate, pp. 85-92.

    Inner-world mysticism characterizes the Sikh tradition & helps explain the Sikhs' economic success both in Panjab & in the Sikh diaspora.

    Associated Search Terms: Diaspora; Economic; Guru; Inner-worldly; Rationalization; Sikh; Adaptation
  • Il maestro spirituale nella tradizione musulmana.
    Pace, Enzo (2001)
    In M. Maccarinelli (ed.) Un padre per vivere. Padova: Il Poligrafo, pp. 173-188.

    Associated Search Terms: Teachers; Spiritual direction; Islam; Guru
  • Reactions of Hare Krishna Devotees to Scandals of Leaders' Misconduct.
    Rochford, E. Burke, Jr. (1998)
    In Anson Shupe (ed.) Wolves Within the Fold. Religious Leadership and Abuses of Power. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, pp. 101-117.

    Examines the decline of religious authority following clergy malfeasance.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy malfeasance; Hare Krishna; Authority; Guru; Deviance/social control
  • Rajneesh and the guru tradition in India.
    Sharma, Arvind (1993)
    In Susan J. Palmer and Arvind Sharma (eds.) The Rajneesh papers: Studies in a New Religious Movement. Delhi: Shri Jainandra Press, pp. 1-16.

    Associated Search Terms: Rajneesh; Guru
  • The Guru in Indian Catholicism: Ambiguity or Opportunity of Inculturation?
    Cornille, Catherine (1991)
    Louvain, Belgium: Peeters Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Guru; Catholic, India; India
  • Conflicting Networks: Guru and Friend in ISKCON.
    Shinn, Larry D. (1985)
    In Rodney Stark (ed.) Religious Movements: Genesis, Exodus, and Numbers. New York: Paragon Press, pp. 95-114.

    Associated Search Terms: Hare Krishna; Guru; Network
  • In Pursuit of Energy: Spiritual Growth in a Yoga Ashram.
    Wilson, Stephen R. (1982)
    Journal of Humansitic Psychology 22:1: 43-56.

    Participant observation study at an ashram in Pennsylvania; describes how the guru-disciple relationship & structure of the ashram foster personal & spiritual growth among the residents.

    Associated Search Terms: Yoga, U.S.A.; Ashram; Guru; Disciple; Participant observation
  • The guru: Perceptions of American devotees of the Divine Light Mission.
    Saliba, John A. (1980)
    Horizon 7: 69-81.

    Associated Search Terms: Divine Light Mission; Guru
  • Meister und Jünger. Zwei religionssoziologische Betrachtungen./Master and disciple: Two Religio-sociological Studies.
    Wach, Joachim (1925)
    Tübingen: J.C.B. Mohr (Paul Siebeck./Journal of Religion 42:1(1962): 1-21.

    Associated Search Terms: Disciple; Guru; Leadership
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