Dr Christopher Humphrey Hartney

Senior Lecturer
Honours Coordinator, Studies in Religion
Member of the Sydney South East Asia Centre (SSEAC)

A20 - John Woolley Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 2367

Website * Academia.edu profile
* Member of SSEAC

Biographical details

Christopher Hartney is a senior lecturer in the Department of Studies in Religion where he studies and teaches the myths of modernity, religion and violence, civil religion, and new religious systems. His main research focus is on new religions in East Asia and Vietnam in particular. Presently he is working on translations of major texts from the new Vietnamese indigenous religion of Caodaism. A former editor of Literature and Aesthetics and the prestigious Journal of Religious History, Chris has also edited numerous scholarly editions and has published over 50 peer-reviewed papers. His latest publication (edited with Daniel J. Tower) was Religious Categories and the Construction of the Indigenous for Method and Theory in the Study of Religion (Brill, 2017).

Research interests

  • Religion, Ritual, Confucianism and a particular emphasis on Vietnam
  • Methodologies of performance, ritual and religion in everyday life and popular culture, performance and film, especially religion and film
  • The development of multiculturalism and universalism in the urban West
  • The non-mainstream and new religions of Sydney
  • Humanism

Current research students

Project title Research student
Kandinsky and the Sacred Modern: Toward a New Methodology Jewell JOHNSON
Assessing the efficacy of Australia's CVE programs Lynfay SHAPIRO
SPIRITUALITY AND AUTHORITY OF THE CORPORATE CHRIST:AN ANALYSIS AND CRITIQUE OF WATCHMAN NEE�S ECCLESIOLOGY Tallis TIEN

Current projects

I am working on the myth of love as a replacement for religious certainty, examining the causes and operation of film censorship in Australia, tyring to define religion in the face of secularism and the myths of modernity, and exploring new cultural manifestations of atheism.

Associations

  • National Delegate and Executive Member, International Association of Aesthetics
  • President (2010 -), Australian and New Zealand Association for Literature and Aesthetics
  • President (2010 -), Sydney Society for Literature and Aesthetics
  • Editor (2006 -), Journal of Religious History
  • Editor (2010 -), Literature and Aesthetics
  • Treasurer 2003-2006, Australian Association for the Study of Religion

PhD and master's project opportunities

Selected grants

2012

  • Religion and political thought; Maddox M, Boer R, Hartney C, Boucher G, Sharpe M; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

Selected publications

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Books

  • Hartney, C., Noble, J. (2015). Cambridge Studies of Religion Stage Six. Melbourne: Cambridge University Press. [More Information]

Edited Books

  • Hartney, C., Tower, D. (2017). Religious Categories and the Construction of the Indigenous. Leiden: Brill. [More Information]
  • Hartney, C. (2014). Secularisation: New Historical Perspectives. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Cusack, C., Hartney, C. (2010). Religion and Retributive Logic: Essays in Honour of Professor Garry W. Trompf. Leiden: Brill.
  • Cusack, C., Di Lauro, F., Hartney, C. (2005). The buddha of suburbia : proceedings of the eighth Australian and International Religion, Literature and the Arts Conference 2004. Sydney: RLA Press.

Book Chapters

  • Hartney, C. (2017). Indigenous or Non-Indigenous: Who Benefits from Narrow Definitions of Religion? In Christopher Hartney, Daniel J Tower (Eds.), Religious Categories and the Construction of the Indigenous, (pp. 203-227). Leiden: Brill. [More Information]
  • Hartney, C., Tower, D. (2017). Indigenous Religion: Its Validity and Problematics. In Christopher Hartney, Daniel J Tower (Eds.), Religious Categories and the Construction of the Indigenous, (pp. 1-7). Leiden: Brill. [More Information]
  • Hartney, C. (2015). Traditional Modernity: A Vietnamese Response to French Colonialism as Revealed in the Great Mural of Dao Cao Dai. In David W. Kim (Eds.), Religious Transformation in Modern Asia: A Transnational Movement, (pp. 214-232). Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill. [More Information]
  • Hartney, C. (2014). States of Ulitmacy and the Cult of the Dead Soldier: The ANZAC Tradition, the Secularisation Paradigm, the Charisma of Materiality, and Civil Religion as it is Embodied in the Australian War Memorial, Canberra. In Christopher Hartney (Eds.), Secularisation: New Historical Perspectives, (pp. 214-250). Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Hartney, C. (2014). Why Muslims Kill Themselves on Film: From Hollywood's Racism to Girard's Victimage Mechanism. In James R. Lewis, Carole M. Cusack (Eds.), Sacred Suicide, (pp. 271-290). Farnham, United Kingdom: Ashgate Publishing.
  • Hartney, C. (2012). Constructing the Cornucopia that is Caodaism: Themes of Cultural Production in an Increasingly Acephalous Milieu. In Carole Cusack and Alex Norman (Eds.), Handbook of New Religions and Cultural Production, (pp. 633-657). Leiden: Brill. [More Information]
  • Cusack, C., Hartney, C. (2010). Introduction. In Carole M. Cusack, Christopher Hartney (Eds.), Religion and Retributive Logic: Essays in Honour of Professor Garry W. Trompf, (pp. 1-14). Leiden: Brill.
  • Hartney, C. (2010). Per Saturam or Performance? Seneca's Initium Saeculi Felicissimi: ritual hilarity and millenial closure in the Apocolocyntosis. In Carole M. Cusack, Christopher Hartney (Eds.), Religion and Retributive Logic: Essays in Honour of Professor Garry W. Trompf, (pp. 167-185). Leiden: Brill.
  • Hartney, C. (2007). From Kpónos to Xpónos: time, humour and the Hindu-Muslim puppet. In Victoria Barker and Frances di Lauro (Eds.), On a Panegyrical Note: Studies in Honour of Garry W Trompf, (pp. 127-142). Sydney: Department of Studies in Religion, University of Sydney.
  • Hartney, C. (2006). Concerning Voltaire's English Enterprise. In Frances Di Lauro (Eds.), Through a Glass Darkly: Reflections on the Sacred, (pp. 112-124). Sydney: Sydney University Press.
  • Wickham, S., Hartney, C. (2006). Rockchopping with little pebble: mainstream, fringe and criminal. In Frances Di Lauro (Eds.), Through a Glass Darkly: Reflections on the Sacred, (pp. 288-301). Sydney: Sydney University Press.
  • Hartney, C. (2006). The Garden and the Gardener: Towards a Cinematic Twist for America's Prelapsarian Fantasy. In Frances Di Lauro (Eds.), Through a Glass Darkly: Reflections on the Sacred, (pp. 315-330). Sydney: Sydney University Press.
  • Hartney, C. (2005). Between Sacred and Secular: The Pop Cult Saviour Approacheth!. In Carole M. Cusack, Frances Di Lauro and Christopher Hartney. (Eds.), The buddha of suburbia : proceedings of the eighth Australian and International Religion, Literature and the Arts Conference 2004, (pp. 282-290). Sydney: RLA Press.
  • Hartney, C. (2005). Imperial and Epic: Philip Pullman's Dead God. In Carole M. Cusack, Frances Di Lauro and Christopher Hartney. (Eds.), The buddha of suburbia : proceedings of the eighth Australian and International Religion, Literature and the Arts Conference 2004, (pp. 245-259). Sydney: RLA Press.
  • Hartney, C. (2004). Performances Of Multiculturalism: South Asian Communities In Sydney. In Jacobsen and Kumar (Eds.), South Asians in the Diaspora: Histories and Religious Traditions, (pp. 435-453). Leiden: Brill.
  • Hartney, C. (2004). Traditions Anciennes, Foi Nouvelle: Le Caodaisme Et La Vie Religieuse Du Monde. In Jean-Francois Mayer and Reender Kranenborg (Eds.), La Naissance des Nouvelles Religions, (pp. 55-79). Geneva: Georg Editeur.
  • Hartney, C. (2004). Vietnamese Esoterica And The Chinese Mystical Model. In Edward Fitzpatrick Crangle (Eds.), Esotericism and the Control of Knowledge, (pp. 274-286). Sydney: Department of Studies in Religion, University of Sydney.
  • Hartney, C. (2000). Syncretism and the End of Religions. In Carole M. Cusack and Peter Oldmeadow (Eds.), The End of Religions? Religion in an Age of Globalisation, (pp. 233-248). Australia: Department of Studies in Religion, University of Sydney.

Journals

  • Alderton Flett, Z., Hartney, C., Tower, D. (2016). Fieldwork on ANZAC Day: A Performance Analysis of the Dawn Service and Other Rituals, 25 April 2015. Fieldwork in Religion, 11(2), 170-198. [More Information]
  • Hartney, C. (2014). Finding a Place for Possession, Divination, and Trance within the Historical Perspective. Journal of Religious History, 38(2), 263-273. [More Information]
  • Coleman, E., Hartney, C., Alderton Flett, Z. (2013). Defining 'Social Aesthetics'. Literature and Aesthetics, 23(1), 1-11.
  • Hartney, C. (2013). Review Article : Waco in Scholarship Twenty Years On. Alternative Spirituality and Religion Review, 4(1), 147-160. [More Information]
  • Hartney, C. (2011). Between National Censorship and the Limits of Representation: On Thyestes, Salo, Cultural Warnings, and Trauma. Literature and Aesthetics, 21(2), 160-179.
  • Hartney, C. (2011). Vietnamese community memory: exile, homesickness and faith. Literature and Aesthetics, 21, 34-46.
  • Hartney, C. (2010). On Popular Epicureanism: Relationships of Theme and Style in Harold and Maude and Bad Boy Bubby. Literature and Aesthetics, 20(2), 168-179.
  • Hartney, C. (2009). Transcending Cinematic Readings: History, Film, Religion and the Mentality of Cultures. Sydney Studies in Religion, , 1-5.
  • Hartney, C. (2009). With Spain in our hearts: the political fantastic of Guillermo del Toro's Laberinto del fauno (2006) and El espinazo del diablo (2001). Literature and Aesthetics, 19(2), 187-201.
  • Hartney, C. (2007). Spiritism and Charisma: Caodaism from its Infancy. Australian Religion Studies Review, 20(3), 334-356.
  • Hartney, C. (2006). Book Review - Frederick B Davis' 'The Jew and Deicide: The Origin of an Archetype'. Journal of Religious History, 30(1), 98-99.
  • Hartney, C. (2006). Book Review - Isabelle Delpha and Phillipe de Robert's 'La raison corrosive: Etudes sur la pensée critique de Pierre Bayle'. Journal of Religious History, 30(2), 243-244.
  • Hartney, C. (2006). Book Review - Maria Hsia Chang's 'Falun Gong: The End of Days'. Journal of Religious History, 30(1), 134-135.
  • Hartney, C. (2006). Book Review - Maribel Fierro's 'Judíos y Musulmanes en al-Andalus y el Magreb Contactos Intelectuales, Madrid, Casa de Velázquez'. Journal of Religious History, 30(1), 107-107.
  • Hartney, C. (2006). Book Review - Paul E Kerry's 'Enlightenment Thought in the Writings of Goethe: A Contribution to the History of Ideas'. Journal of Religious History, 30(1), 125-126.
  • Hartney, C. (2006). Book Review - Stuart Chandler's 'Establishing a Pureland on Eath: The Foguang Buddhist Perspective on Modernization and Globalization'. Journal of Religious History, 30(2), 259-260.
  • Hartney, C. (2006). Book Review - Thomas Michael's 'The Pristine Dao: Metaphysics in Early Daoist Discourse'. Journal of Religious History, 30(2), 227-228.
  • Hartney, C. (2006). Si quando spe aleris..Between New Religion and New Language. Mentalities: an interdisciplinary journal, 20(1), 18-28.
  • Hartney, C. (2005). Book Review - Dan Cohn-Sherbok's 'Jews in the Modern World'. Australian Religion Studies Review, 18(1), 116-117.
  • Hartney, C. (2005). Colonial Disjuncture: Aspects of the Modern Religious Life of Vietnam. Threskeiologia (The Greek Journal of Comparative Religion), 6/7(1), 78-111.
  • Hartney, C. (2005). Poetry Review - Jan Owen's 'Time Dancing'. Five Bells, 12(2).
  • Hartney, C. (2004). Vietnamese Mysticism and the Chinese Esoteric Model. Sydney Studies in Religion, Esotericism & the Control of Knowledge:Special Ed., 274-286.
  • Hartney, C. (2004). Why Hugo? Personality, Séance and "Shaky Alexandrines" in Pre-war Vietnam. Khth�nios, II(1), 5-18.
  • Hartney, C. (2003). From Multiculturalism to Universalism: Religion, Community and the Future of Religion in Australia. Threskeiologia (The Greek Journal of Comparative Religion), 5(1), 231-246.
  • Hartney, C. (2003). From Multiculturalism to Universalism; Religion, Community and the Future of Religion in Australia. Threskeiologia (The Greek Journal of Comparative Religion), 5(1), 231-246.
  • Hartney, C. (2003). Open Temple Open Eyes: Viewing Caodaism. Australian Religion Studies Review, 16(1), 37-48.
  • Hartney, C. (2003). Open temple, open eyes: Viewing Caodaism. Australian Religion Studies Review, 16(1), 37-48.
  • Hartney, C. (2003). Poetry Review - Geoff Page's 'Darker and Lighter'. Five Bells, 10(1).
  • Hartney, C. (2001). Poetry Review - Max Williams' 'The Unforgiving Poem'. Five Bells, 8(3).
  • Hartney, C. (2001). Poetry Review - Peter Steele's 'Invisible Riders’. Five Bells, 8(2).

Edited Journals

  • Hartney, C., Ioannides, G. (2011). The Limits of Representation and the Aesthetics of Excess. Literature and Aesthetics, 21(2).
  • Hartney, C. (2007). New Religions in East Asia. Australian Religion Studies Review, 20(3).

Conferences

  • Hartney, C. (2004). Manikins Wobbling Towards Dismemberment: Art And Religion - A State Of The Union. 2002 Conference of the Religion, Literature and the Arts Society, Sydney: RLA Press.
  • Hartney, C. (2002). Of Seance and Surrealism, Poetry and Crisis. The sixth Australian International Religion, Literature and the Arts Conference, Sydney: RLA Press.
  • Hartney, C. (2001). Syncretism and the End of Religion(s). Australian Association for the Study of Religion, : UNSW Australian Defence Force Academy.

Reference Works

  • Hartney, C., Buljan, K. (2008). Ken Unsworth. Design and Art Australia Online. Design & Art Australia Online.
  • Hartney, C. (2002). Caodaism. In Melton, J. Gordon and Martin Baumann (Eds.), Religions of the World: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Beliefs and Practices. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio.
  • Hartney, C. (2002). Taiwan. Religions of the World: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Beliefs and Practices. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio.
  • Hartney, C. (2002). Vietnam. Religions of the World: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Beliefs and Practices. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio.

Other

  • Hartney, C. (2005), The Field, Its Paths: A Guide to the Study of Religion.
  • Hartney, C. (2004), Buddhism (Guide for junior high school).
  • Hartney, C. (2004), Judaism (Guide for junior high school).
  • Hartney, C. (2004), Livewire Investigates: Christianity.
  • Hartney, C. (2004), Livewire Investigates: Hinduism.
  • Hartney, C. (2004), Livewire Investigates: Islam.

2017

  • Hartney, C. (2017). Indigenous or Non-Indigenous: Who Benefits from Narrow Definitions of Religion? In Christopher Hartney, Daniel J Tower (Eds.), Religious Categories and the Construction of the Indigenous, (pp. 203-227). Leiden: Brill. [More Information]
  • Hartney, C., Tower, D. (2017). Indigenous Religion: Its Validity and Problematics. In Christopher Hartney, Daniel J Tower (Eds.), Religious Categories and the Construction of the Indigenous, (pp. 1-7). Leiden: Brill. [More Information]
  • Hartney, C., Tower, D. (2017). Religious Categories and the Construction of the Indigenous. Leiden: Brill. [More Information]

2016

  • Alderton Flett, Z., Hartney, C., Tower, D. (2016). Fieldwork on ANZAC Day: A Performance Analysis of the Dawn Service and Other Rituals, 25 April 2015. Fieldwork in Religion, 11(2), 170-198. [More Information]

2015

  • Hartney, C., Noble, J. (2015). Cambridge Studies of Religion Stage Six. Melbourne: Cambridge University Press. [More Information]
  • Hartney, C. (2015). Traditional Modernity: A Vietnamese Response to French Colonialism as Revealed in the Great Mural of Dao Cao Dai. In David W. Kim (Eds.), Religious Transformation in Modern Asia: A Transnational Movement, (pp. 214-232). Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill. [More Information]

2014

  • Hartney, C. (2014). Finding a Place for Possession, Divination, and Trance within the Historical Perspective. Journal of Religious History, 38(2), 263-273. [More Information]
  • Hartney, C. (2014). Secularisation: New Historical Perspectives. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Hartney, C. (2014). States of Ulitmacy and the Cult of the Dead Soldier: The ANZAC Tradition, the Secularisation Paradigm, the Charisma of Materiality, and Civil Religion as it is Embodied in the Australian War Memorial, Canberra. In Christopher Hartney (Eds.), Secularisation: New Historical Perspectives, (pp. 214-250). Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Hartney, C. (2014). Why Muslims Kill Themselves on Film: From Hollywood's Racism to Girard's Victimage Mechanism. In James R. Lewis, Carole M. Cusack (Eds.), Sacred Suicide, (pp. 271-290). Farnham, United Kingdom: Ashgate Publishing.

2013

  • Coleman, E., Hartney, C., Alderton Flett, Z. (2013). Defining 'Social Aesthetics'. Literature and Aesthetics, 23(1), 1-11.
  • Hartney, C. (2013). Review Article : Waco in Scholarship Twenty Years On. Alternative Spirituality and Religion Review, 4(1), 147-160. [More Information]

2012

  • Hartney, C. (2012). Constructing the Cornucopia that is Caodaism: Themes of Cultural Production in an Increasingly Acephalous Milieu. In Carole Cusack and Alex Norman (Eds.), Handbook of New Religions and Cultural Production, (pp. 633-657). Leiden: Brill. [More Information]

2011

  • Hartney, C. (2011). Between National Censorship and the Limits of Representation: On Thyestes, Salo, Cultural Warnings, and Trauma. Literature and Aesthetics, 21(2), 160-179.
  • Hartney, C., Ioannides, G. (2011). The Limits of Representation and the Aesthetics of Excess. Literature and Aesthetics, 21(2).
  • Hartney, C. (2011). Vietnamese community memory: exile, homesickness and faith. Literature and Aesthetics, 21, 34-46.

2010

  • Cusack, C., Hartney, C. (2010). Introduction. In Carole M. Cusack, Christopher Hartney (Eds.), Religion and Retributive Logic: Essays in Honour of Professor Garry W. Trompf, (pp. 1-14). Leiden: Brill.
  • Hartney, C. (2010). On Popular Epicureanism: Relationships of Theme and Style in Harold and Maude and Bad Boy Bubby. Literature and Aesthetics, 20(2), 168-179.
  • Hartney, C. (2010). Per Saturam or Performance? Seneca's Initium Saeculi Felicissimi: ritual hilarity and millenial closure in the Apocolocyntosis. In Carole M. Cusack, Christopher Hartney (Eds.), Religion and Retributive Logic: Essays in Honour of Professor Garry W. Trompf, (pp. 167-185). Leiden: Brill.
  • Cusack, C., Hartney, C. (2010). Religion and Retributive Logic: Essays in Honour of Professor Garry W. Trompf. Leiden: Brill.

2009

  • Hartney, C. (2009). Transcending Cinematic Readings: History, Film, Religion and the Mentality of Cultures. Sydney Studies in Religion, , 1-5.
  • Hartney, C. (2009). With Spain in our hearts: the political fantastic of Guillermo del Toro's Laberinto del fauno (2006) and El espinazo del diablo (2001). Literature and Aesthetics, 19(2), 187-201.

2008

  • Hartney, C., Buljan, K. (2008). Ken Unsworth. Design and Art Australia Online. Design & Art Australia Online.

2007

  • Hartney, C. (2007). From Kpónos to Xpónos: time, humour and the Hindu-Muslim puppet. In Victoria Barker and Frances di Lauro (Eds.), On a Panegyrical Note: Studies in Honour of Garry W Trompf, (pp. 127-142). Sydney: Department of Studies in Religion, University of Sydney.
  • Hartney, C. (2007). New Religions in East Asia. Australian Religion Studies Review, 20(3).
  • Hartney, C. (2007). Spiritism and Charisma: Caodaism from its Infancy. Australian Religion Studies Review, 20(3), 334-356.

2006

  • Hartney, C. (2006). Book Review - Frederick B Davis' 'The Jew and Deicide: The Origin of an Archetype'. Journal of Religious History, 30(1), 98-99.
  • Hartney, C. (2006). Book Review - Isabelle Delpha and Phillipe de Robert's 'La raison corrosive: Etudes sur la pensée critique de Pierre Bayle'. Journal of Religious History, 30(2), 243-244.
  • Hartney, C. (2006). Book Review - Maria Hsia Chang's 'Falun Gong: The End of Days'. Journal of Religious History, 30(1), 134-135.
  • Hartney, C. (2006). Book Review - Maribel Fierro's 'Judíos y Musulmanes en al-Andalus y el Magreb Contactos Intelectuales, Madrid, Casa de Velázquez'. Journal of Religious History, 30(1), 107-107.
  • Hartney, C. (2006). Book Review - Paul E Kerry's 'Enlightenment Thought in the Writings of Goethe: A Contribution to the History of Ideas'. Journal of Religious History, 30(1), 125-126.
  • Hartney, C. (2006). Book Review - Stuart Chandler's 'Establishing a Pureland on Eath: The Foguang Buddhist Perspective on Modernization and Globalization'. Journal of Religious History, 30(2), 259-260.
  • Hartney, C. (2006). Book Review - Thomas Michael's 'The Pristine Dao: Metaphysics in Early Daoist Discourse'. Journal of Religious History, 30(2), 227-228.
  • Hartney, C. (2006). Concerning Voltaire's English Enterprise. In Frances Di Lauro (Eds.), Through a Glass Darkly: Reflections on the Sacred, (pp. 112-124). Sydney: Sydney University Press.
  • Wickham, S., Hartney, C. (2006). Rockchopping with little pebble: mainstream, fringe and criminal. In Frances Di Lauro (Eds.), Through a Glass Darkly: Reflections on the Sacred, (pp. 288-301). Sydney: Sydney University Press.
  • Hartney, C. (2006). Si quando spe aleris..Between New Religion and New Language. Mentalities: an interdisciplinary journal, 20(1), 18-28.
  • Hartney, C. (2006). The Garden and the Gardener: Towards a Cinematic Twist for America's Prelapsarian Fantasy. In Frances Di Lauro (Eds.), Through a Glass Darkly: Reflections on the Sacred, (pp. 315-330). Sydney: Sydney University Press.

2005

  • Hartney, C. (2005). Between Sacred and Secular: The Pop Cult Saviour Approacheth!. In Carole M. Cusack, Frances Di Lauro and Christopher Hartney. (Eds.), The buddha of suburbia : proceedings of the eighth Australian and International Religion, Literature and the Arts Conference 2004, (pp. 282-290). Sydney: RLA Press.
  • Hartney, C. (2005). Book Review - Dan Cohn-Sherbok's 'Jews in the Modern World'. Australian Religion Studies Review, 18(1), 116-117.
  • Hartney, C. (2005). Colonial Disjuncture: Aspects of the Modern Religious Life of Vietnam. Threskeiologia (The Greek Journal of Comparative Religion), 6/7(1), 78-111.
  • Hartney, C. (2005). Imperial and Epic: Philip Pullman's Dead God. In Carole M. Cusack, Frances Di Lauro and Christopher Hartney. (Eds.), The buddha of suburbia : proceedings of the eighth Australian and International Religion, Literature and the Arts Conference 2004, (pp. 245-259). Sydney: RLA Press.
  • Hartney, C. (2005). Poetry Review - Jan Owen's 'Time Dancing'. Five Bells, 12(2).
  • Cusack, C., Di Lauro, F., Hartney, C. (2005). The buddha of suburbia : proceedings of the eighth Australian and International Religion, Literature and the Arts Conference 2004. Sydney: RLA Press.
  • Hartney, C. (2005), The Field, Its Paths: A Guide to the Study of Religion.

2004

  • Hartney, C. (2004), Buddhism (Guide for junior high school).
  • Hartney, C. (2004), Judaism (Guide for junior high school).
  • Hartney, C. (2004), Livewire Investigates: Christianity.
  • Hartney, C. (2004), Livewire Investigates: Hinduism.
  • Hartney, C. (2004), Livewire Investigates: Islam.
  • Hartney, C. (2004). Manikins Wobbling Towards Dismemberment: Art And Religion - A State Of The Union. 2002 Conference of the Religion, Literature and the Arts Society, Sydney: RLA Press.
  • Hartney, C. (2004). Performances Of Multiculturalism: South Asian Communities In Sydney. In Jacobsen and Kumar (Eds.), South Asians in the Diaspora: Histories and Religious Traditions, (pp. 435-453). Leiden: Brill.
  • Hartney, C. (2004). Traditions Anciennes, Foi Nouvelle: Le Caodaisme Et La Vie Religieuse Du Monde. In Jean-Francois Mayer and Reender Kranenborg (Eds.), La Naissance des Nouvelles Religions, (pp. 55-79). Geneva: Georg Editeur.
  • Hartney, C. (2004). Vietnamese Esoterica And The Chinese Mystical Model. In Edward Fitzpatrick Crangle (Eds.), Esotericism and the Control of Knowledge, (pp. 274-286). Sydney: Department of Studies in Religion, University of Sydney.
  • Hartney, C. (2004). Vietnamese Mysticism and the Chinese Esoteric Model. Sydney Studies in Religion, Esotericism & the Control of Knowledge:Special Ed., 274-286.
  • Hartney, C. (2004). Why Hugo? Personality, Séance and "Shaky Alexandrines" in Pre-war Vietnam. Khth�nios, II(1), 5-18.

2003

  • Hartney, C. (2003). From Multiculturalism to Universalism: Religion, Community and the Future of Religion in Australia. Threskeiologia (The Greek Journal of Comparative Religion), 5(1), 231-246.
  • Hartney, C. (2003). From Multiculturalism to Universalism; Religion, Community and the Future of Religion in Australia. Threskeiologia (The Greek Journal of Comparative Religion), 5(1), 231-246.
  • Hartney, C. (2003). Open Temple Open Eyes: Viewing Caodaism. Australian Religion Studies Review, 16(1), 37-48.
  • Hartney, C. (2003). Open temple, open eyes: Viewing Caodaism. Australian Religion Studies Review, 16(1), 37-48.
  • Hartney, C. (2003). Poetry Review - Geoff Page's 'Darker and Lighter'. Five Bells, 10(1).

2002

  • Hartney, C. (2002). Caodaism. In Melton, J. Gordon and Martin Baumann (Eds.), Religions of the World: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Beliefs and Practices. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio.
  • Hartney, C. (2002). Of Seance and Surrealism, Poetry and Crisis. The sixth Australian International Religion, Literature and the Arts Conference, Sydney: RLA Press.
  • Hartney, C. (2002). Taiwan. Religions of the World: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Beliefs and Practices. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio.
  • Hartney, C. (2002). Vietnam. Religions of the World: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Beliefs and Practices. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio.

2001

  • Hartney, C. (2001). Poetry Review - Max Williams' 'The Unforgiving Poem'. Five Bells, 8(3).
  • Hartney, C. (2001). Poetry Review - Peter Steele's 'Invisible Riders’. Five Bells, 8(2).
  • Hartney, C. (2001). Syncretism and the End of Religion(s). Australian Association for the Study of Religion, : UNSW Australian Defence Force Academy.

2000

  • Hartney, C. (2000). Syncretism and the End of Religions. In Carole M. Cusack and Peter Oldmeadow (Eds.), The End of Religions? Religion in an Age of Globalisation, (pp. 233-248). Australia: Department of Studies in Religion, University of Sydney.

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