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Boom (2015) 5 (4): 20–33.
Published: 01 December 2015
.... Everything is here, and then some. This essay looks at California as an epicenter of religious expression and a global microcosm for hybrid religions, new religions, and experimental religious practices. The essay analyzes migration, the California/Mexico border, genders/sexualities, race/ethnicity...
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Boom (2015) 5 (4): 34–43.
Published: 01 December 2015
... generation of seekers. Still, the news of religion’s imminent demise is premature. A search for self-transcendence, both through a commitment to some form of practice associated with the examined life and within a community of likeminded practitioners, has not withered away. This study of the diverse...
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Boom (2015) 5 (4): 54–63.
Published: 01 December 2015
... it Outside Practicing religion in public California is experiencing a proliferation of public religious celebrations likenever before. Processions spill onto city streets. Altars summoning the spiritsof the dead are erected at busy intersections. Bands of pilgrims crisscross the state as they make...
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Boom (2015) 5 (4): 78–84.
Published: 01 December 2015
... Purple Jesus blotter LSD San Francisco psychedelia Mark McCloud Alex Grey blotter art jason s. sexton Jesus on LSD When California blotter acid got religion T he sounds of the Grateful Dead rang out through the clear summer eveningsky during another magnificent show at Mountain View s Shoreline...
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Boom (2011) 1 (1): 15–19.
Published: 01 March 2011
... Hin- dus amount to 12 percent. Compared with the country as a whole, Catholics and members of eastern religions have a greater representation both in Mission Viejo and in California as a whole; evangelical Christians and mainline Protes- tants somewhat less. Plus, a large unaffiliated sector includes...
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Boom (2012) 2 (2): 82–85.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Edward J. Blum Review essay on The Visionary State: A Journey Through California’s Spiritual Landscapes ; Religion at the Corner of Bliss and Nirvana: Politics, Identity, and Faith in New Migrant Communities ; Esalen: America and the Religion of No Religion ; From Bible Belt to Sunbelt: Plain-Folk...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 28–33.
Published: 01 December 2016
... features that have influenced Starr’s understanding of California, this interview moves forward in Starr’s characteristic polymathic style, covering encyclopedic terrain. Additionally, it explores the role that religion and especially Roman Catholicism have played in California’s narrative, and in Starr’s...
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Boom (2015) 5 (4): 14–19.
Published: 01 December 2015
... discusses ways that native Californians have found ways to once again strengthen those ties, such as the Bole Maru, or Dream Dance. The religion contains elements of older beliefs and ceremonies, but increasingly puts more stress on the afterlife. © 2015 by the Regents of the University of California...
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Boom (2015) 5 (4): 72–77.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Philip Clayton Jesus People, the Esalen Retreat Center, the Free Speech Movement, and Goddess worship are examples of religion California style. Likewise, the leaders of these movements – Lonnie Frisbee, Michael Murphy, Mario Savio, and Starkhawk – provide examples of California prophets. Their...
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Boom (2016) 6 (2): 104–110.
Published: 01 June 2016
... rehabilitation freedom incarceration religion Folsom Prison s Greystone Chapel with main yard workout area in the foreground. jason s. sexton Greystone Chapel Finding freedom inside Folsom Prison s walls J ohnny Cash s May 1968 album, At Folsom Prison, revitalized his career. Recordedlive before two...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): iii.
Published: 01 December 2016
... California, Berkeley s Center for the Study of Religion and Berkeley s Center for the Study of Law and Society; he is the editor of Boom. K E V I N S T A R R is a California historian and a professor at the University of Southern California. He received a Ph.D. in English and American literature at Harvard...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 1–3.
Published: 01 December 2016
... California s role in the Pacific world; on California in the world and the world in California; on the problem with San Francisco; on deep hanging out; on religion in California; on California prisons; and many more. Now we wish to open these conversations to the wider world, making all of our previous...
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Boom (2016) 6 (2): iii.
Published: 01 June 2016
... the Study of Religion. He is the editor of Boom. J O N A T H A N S I M O N is a professor at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law and the Director of the Center for the Study of Law and Society. He has worked at UC Berkeley, where he teaches about criminal law and mass incarceration...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 1–3.
Published: 01 March 2016
... Burglar’s Guide to the City Geoff Manaugh Fresno Art Hop Nathanael Johnson boom staff The Boom List What to do, see, and read this spring in California Head to the middle of nowhere. How do you create a sacred space in themodern world? In her new book, Middle of Nowhere: Religion, Art, and PopCulture...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 58–64.
Published: 01 March 2016
...- dows and cantilevered over the illuminated grid of the city below. But somewhere along the way I lost my religion. Los Angeles is the most beautiful city in the world, provided it s seen at night and from a distancean apocryphal quotation and Shulman s photograph have rein- forced each other and a...
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Boom (2015) 5 (4): v–vi.
Published: 01 December 2015
... world, if we think about California more figuratively. And anywhere you stand, any lens you use, lets you see certain things and not others. This challenge came home to me most dramatically as we assembled this issue on religion. In what ways can a subject so boundless concerning life, the universe, and...
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Boom (2015) 5 (4): iii.
Published: 01 December 2015
... Professor at Claremont School of Theology in Claremont, California. He is the author of several books, including The Predicament of Belief: Science, Philosophy, Faith and The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Science. K A T I E D O R AM E is an artist living in Oakland. Her work is currently on display at the...
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Boom (2015) 5 (4): 104–108.
Published: 01 December 2015
... States, Zaytuna believes they need to understand the country s history and founding principles. Religious study isn t enough at this college. Islam may be the world s second-largest religion, but in the United States, it is the subject of much misunderstanding and even hatred, and its adherents are often...
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Boom (2015) 5 (4): 94–99.
Published: 01 December 2015
..., ethnic- ity, religion, gender, and sexual orientation. Californian Muslims are putting into action a remarkable fusion of diversity and optimism, both for California and for Islam. This diversity and optimism can be found in the same unlikely spaces where Californians have always inno- vated at work, at...
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Boom (2015) 5 (4): 44–53.
Published: 01 December 2015
... discipleship is a lifelong process. It s not a few weeks and you re done. It s a whole life transformation B Notes Photographs by Matt Gush. 1 Pew Research Center, The Future of World Religions: Popula- tion Growth Projections, 2010 2050 2 April 2015. 2 Pew Research Center, America s Changing Religious...