Dr Andrew Dawson

Senior Lecturer


DPhil, Oxford University, UK.

MA Social Science (Distinction), Liverpool University, UK.

STM (First in year), Chicago Theological Seminary, USA.

BA Hons Theology & Religious Studies (First Class), Manchester University, UK.

Religião e as implicações teóricas da “modernidade globalizante”
Dawson, A. 1/12/2014 In: Civitas - Revista de Ciências Sociais. 40, 3, p. 403-418. 16 p.
Journal article

La Religione in Vendita: Mercato e Religiosità Contemporanea
Dawson, A. 2014 In: Religioni e Economie. Milan : Mimesis p. 55-77. 23 p. ISBN: 8857520420, 9788857520421.

Putting baby back in the bath: theorising modernity for the contemporary sociology of religion
Dawson, A. 2014 In: Sociological theory and the question of religion. London : Ashgate p. 151-179. 29 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Religion, globalization and modernity: from macro-processes to micro-dynamics
Dawson, A. 2014 In: Estudos de Religião. 28, 2, p. 31-58. 28 p.
Journal article

Santo Daime: A New World Religion
Dawson, A. 28/03/2013 London : Bloomsbury. 240 p. ISBN: 144110299X, 9781441102997.

Entangled Modernity and Commodified Religion: Alternative Spirituality and the ‘New Middle Class’
Dawson, A. 2013 In: Religion in Consumer Society. London : Ashgate p. 127-42. 16 p. ISBN: 9781409449782.

Making matter matter: the Santo Daime ritual of Feitio
Dawson, A. 2013 In: Making spirits. London : I. B. Tauris p. 229-252. 24 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Spirit possession in a new religious context: the Umbandization of Santo Daime
Dawson, A. 05/2012 In: Nova Religio. 15, 4, p. 60-84. 25 p.
Journal article

Consuming the self: new spirituality as “mystified consumption”’
Dawson, A. 2012 In: Social Compass. 58, 3, p. 309-15. 7 p.
Journal article

Introduction : Possession and Invocation in Contemporary Context.
Dawson, A. 10/2011 In: Summoning the spirits : possession and invocation in contemporary religion. London : I. B. Tauris p. 1-22. 22 p. ISBN: 978-1848851627.

Sociology of Religion
Dawson, A. 30/04/2011 London : SCM Press. 256 p. ISBN: 978-0334043362.

Summoning the Spirits
Dawson, A. 03/2011 London : I. B. Tauris. 230 p. ISBN: 9781848851627.

Base communities
Dawson, A. 2011 In: The Cambridge dictionary of Christian theology. Cambridge University Press
Entry for encyclopedia/dictionary

Religion in Latin America
Dawson, A. 2011 In: Encyclopedia of Global Religion. New York : Sage p. 688-696. 9 p. ISBN: 9780761927297.

Spirit, self and society in the Brazilian new religion of Santo Daime
Dawson, A. 2011 In: Summoning the spirits. London : I. B. Tauris p. 143-161. 19 p. ISBN: 9781848851627.

Positionality and role-identity in a new religious context : participant observation at Céu do Mapiá.
Dawson, A. 07/2010 In: Religion. 40, 3, p. 173-181. 9 p.
Journal article

Taking possession of Santo Daime : the growth of Umbanda within a Brazilian new religion.
Dawson, A. 24/03/2010 In: Spirit possession and trance : new interdisciplinary perspectives. London : Continuum p. 134-150. 17 p. ISBN: 978-0826435743.

Dawson, A. 2010 In: Ayahuasca, ritual and religion in Brazil. London : Equinox ISBN: 9781845536794.

Dawson, A. 2009 In: Shamanic journeys through Daghestan. Winchester : O Books ISBN: 9781846942259.

New era millenarianism in Brazil.
Dawson, A. 10/2008 In: Journal of Contemporary Religion. 23, 3, p. 269-283. 15 p.
Journal article

Latin America
Dawson, A. 2008 In: Fieldwork in Religion. 3, 2, 103 p.
Special issue

Religious identity & millenarian belief in Santo Daime.
Dawson, A. 2008 In: Religion and the Individual: Belief, Practice, Identity. Aldershot : Ashgate p. 183-195. 13 p. ISBN: 9780754661221.

New Era ' New Religions: Religious Transformation in Contemporary Brazil.
Dawson, A. 2007 Ashgate Publishing Ltd. ISBN: 0-7546-5433-8.

The origins and character of the base ecclesial community : a Brazilian perspective.
Dawson, A. 2007 In: A Cambridge Companion to Liberation Theology. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press p. 139-158. 20 p.

A phenomenological study of the Gnostic Church of Brazil.
Dawson, A. 2006 In: Fieldwork in Religion. 2, 1, p. 27-48. 22 p.
Journal article

East is east, except when it's west: the Easternisation thesis and the Western habitus.
Dawson, A. 2006 In: Journal of Religion and Society. 8, 1
Journal article

The Gnostic Church of Brazil: Contemporary Neo-esotericism in Late-Modern Perspective.
Dawson, A. 01/2005 In: Interdisciplinary Journal of Research on Religion. 1, 8, p. 1-28. 28 p.
Journal article

Mystical Experience as Universal Connectedness: Leonardo Boff's 'trans-cultural phenomenology'.
Dawson, A. 1/05/2004 In: Journal of Contemporary Religion. 19, 2, p. 155-169. 15 p.
Journal article

South American indigenous religions.
Dawson, A. 2004 In: Introduction to world religions. New York : Augsburg Fortress Press p. 114-119. 6 p.

Becoming personal : a liberationist perspective.
Dawson, A. 2003 In: Suffering Death and Identity. New York : Rodopi p. 181-192. 12 p.

Dawson, A. 2003 In: New religions, a guide : new religious movements, sects & alternative spiritualities. New York : Oxford University Press p. 287-288. 2 p.

Jesus in South American christianity.
Dawson, A. 2003 In: Jesus in history, culture and thought : an encyclopedia. London : ABC-CLIO

The universal Christian Gnostic church.
Dawson, A. 2003 In: New religions, a guide : new religious movements, sects & alternative spiritualities. New York : Oxford University Press p. 345-346. 2 p.

Dawson, A. 2003 In: New religions, a guide : new religious movements, sects & alternative spiritualities. New York : Oxford University Press p. 294.

A Very Brazilian Experience: The Base Education Movement, 1961-1967.
Dawson, A. 1/01/2002 In: History of Education. 31, 2, p. 185-194. 10 p.
Journal article

New World, New Politics, New Labour: third way revisionism and prophetic political theology.
Dawson, A. 2002 In: Political Theology. 3, 2, p. 157-177. 21 p.
Journal article

Theological reflection and sociological method.
Dawson, A. 1999 In: Sociology and Theology: Engaging The Curriculum. London : Cassell p. 63-71. 9 p.

Difference and otherness : a non-western conversation.
Dawson, A. 07/1998 In: New Blackfriars. 79, 929/93, p. 318-328. 11 p.
Journal article

The Birth and Impact of the Base Ecclesial Community and Liberative Theological Discourse in Brazil.
Dawson, A. 1998 Lanham, Md. : International Scholars Publications. 293 p. ISBN: 1-57309-314-9.