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Nova Religio. 2020; 233141–142 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.3.141
Published: 01 February 2020
...Nathan I. Elawa © 2020 by The Regents of the University of California 2020 Seekers and Things: Spiritual Movements and Aesthetic Difference in Kinshasa . By Peter Lambertz . Berghahn Books , 2017 . 308 pages. $130.00 cloth; ebook available. America. It is, likewise, particularly...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 224121–123 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.22.4.121
Published: 01 May 2019
...David Mihalyfy © 2019 by The Regents of the University of California 2019 Enlarging the Kingdom: African Pentecostalism in Italy . Directed by Annalisa Butticci and Andrew Esiebo . 2013 . 28 minutes. Available at Vimeo ( https://vimeo.com/85825260 ). Na God: Aesthetics of...
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Nova Religio. 2017; 21131–59 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2017.21.1.31
Published: 01 August 2017
...Peter J. Hoesing This article examines sonic and social aesthetics of a cultural movement in Uganda whose innovative ritual strategies articulate a counter-narrative to religious hostilities and adversarial discourses of ritual healing in the country and the region. The Jjajja Ndawula Community...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 23443–68 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.4.43
Published: 15 April 2020
... to feelings of anxiety and helplessness. Drawing from the approach of anthropologist James C. Scott, it analyzes magic as an art of resistance, an aesthetic, performative, as well as political response. Finally, it examines the fissures within the magical resistance as clashes in ethics, aesthetics...
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Nova Religio. 2016; 194119–144 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2016.19.4.119
Published: 01 May 2016
... some people to found new religious organizations, some to write in new poetic and literary forms, and others to revolutionize sculpture and painting. These artists found in Swedenborg’s works a vibrant source of a new aesthetic vision. The elements of Swedenborg’s theology that helped to shape that new...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 2345–14 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.4.5
Published: 15 April 2020
... oppression that is as much aesthetic and Nova Religio 10 performative as it is religious. Finally, it examines a variety of responses within the magical communities to the viral diffusion of resistance magic as reflecting ethics, aesthetics, and beliefs, and constituting boundary work. The fragmentation of...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 23494–110 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.4.94
Published: 15 April 2020
...,22 he outlined his ideas regarding how emotions influence matter: for example, he stated that water that was exposed to loving emotions formed more aesthetic crystalline patterns when frozen than did water that had been bombarded with hateful thoughts and words. Here it can be noted that Emoto s work...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 23415–42 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.4.15
Published: 15 April 2020
... winter of 2017 was primar- ily driven by the striking images, material objects, magical circles, tarot cards, and other external trappings of magic that were photographed, filmed, and shared in social media. The aesthetics of magic carried the movement s reach far outside of the limited population of...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 233139–141 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.3.139
Published: 01 February 2020
... of diverse communities, forms, shapes, colors, interpre- tations and definitions. The book reminds us that this has always been the case, except, now we have become more aware of it than ever. Yaakov Ariel, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Seekers and Things: Spiritual Movements and Aesthetic...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 2325–17 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.23.2.5
Published: 01 November 2019
... and the worlds from which they drew. In the process, Introvigne shows how, during the nineteenth century, new religious movements made ripples in the world of art and aesthetics and not as fodder for censure. And the cultural exchange went both ways, with Spiritualists andTheosophists employing art...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 23242–63 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.23.2.42
Published: 01 November 2019
... persona, gaudy personal aesthetic,and reality television stardom, became president-elect of the United States. Observers were confounded by many aspects of his surprise victory, including the enthusiastic support Trump received in white Pentecostal- charismatic circles. Many wrongly reasoned that Trump s...
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Nova Religio. 2012; 1615–12 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2012.16.1.5
Published: 01 August 2012
... work on extensive interviews with artists, religious practitioners, and consumers. These articles contribute an understanding of devotional arts that shows Africa, or the idea of Africa, remains a powerful political and aesthetic force in the religious imagination of the Americas. © 2012 by The...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 23138–59 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.23.1.38
Published: 01 August 2019
... didgeridoo, coming around to each audience member and aiming the instrument up and down their body so that we experienced the formless aesthetics of the experience. Everything is energy, he explained, it is all made of the same stuff. Difference comes from our experience, and so any definition is pure...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 22427–43 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.22.4.27
Published: 01 May 2019
...-Vorpommern (Germany) (Toronto: University of Toronto, Centre for Instructional Technology Development, 2000 2008), section 2.4, httphdl.handle.net/ 1807/245. 2 Holtorf, Reception History of Monuments. 3 Hans Robert Jauss, Aesthetic Experience and Literary Hermeneutics, trans. Michael Shaw (Minneapolis...
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Nova Religio. 2018; 222137–144 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2018.22.2.137
Published: 01 November 2018
... (Spring and Fall 2009): 46 60; Carl Plantings, What a Documentary Is, After All, The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 63, no. 2 (Spring 2005): 105 117. 4 For more on the portrayal of cults on television, see Lynn S. Neal, They re Freaks The Cult Stereotype in Fictional Television, 1958 2008...
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Nova Religio. 2018; 2215–33 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2018.22.1.5
Published: 01 August 2018
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Nova Religio. 2017; 21259–72 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2017.21.2.59
Published: 01 November 2017
... Press, 1986), 3. 26 Janet Kahl, Some Recent Trends in the Study of Pilgrimage and Tourism Literature & Aesthetics 22, no. 1 (2012): 264. 27 Stuart Innes, Interest Grows in Church s Healing Water Adelaide Advertiser, 10 December 1996, 4. 28 Innes, Interest Grows in Church s Healing Water 4. 29...
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Nova Religio. 2017; 203127–128 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2017.20.3.127
Published: 01 February 2017
... referents for the places and people, and they speak in a language of color, form, and shape that words cannot capture but is essential to the world of the botánicas. Murphy s photographs provide wonderful documentation, as well, of the visual creativity and aesthetic sense of practitioners. This...
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Nova Religio. 2017; 203128–131 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2017.20.3.128
Published: 01 February 2017
... the visual creativity and aesthetic sense of practitioners. This meticulously researched book will speak to a variety of audi- ences. For specialists, it makes a singular contribution to the rich liter- ature on African diaspora religion in the New World. Botánicas are crucial sites for healing in...
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Nova Religio. 2017; 203101–116 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2017.20.3.101
Published: 01 February 2017
.... Moving away from the separatism of the early 20th century, popular evangelists like Oral Roberts promoted economic success, material prosperity, and an embrace of the pleasant accouterments of modern life, including its aesthetics. But neo-Pentecostals also have celebrated spiritual healing, warned...