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Nova Religio. 2017; 20437–61 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2017.20.4.37
Published: 01 May 2017
... libertarianism of his anti-psychiatric worldview remained at odds with Scientology’s anti-psychiatric theology. I examine L. Ron Hubbard’s evolving views on psychiatry and psychology in order to contextualize and outline this theology as it relates to the mission of CCHR as a non-profit organization heavily...
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Nova Religio. 2017; 21160–84 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2017.21.1.60
Published: 01 August 2017
... normal, but for others of course it wasn t. So I thought, I m going to have to find a psychiatrist, because this is wrong55 Ana began seeing a psychiatrist and was put on various courses of anti- depressants for ten years, to little effect. The psychiatrist then recom- mended she increase her...
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Nova Religio. 2017; 20462–79 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2017.20.4.62
Published: 01 May 2017
... internet, present it as a smoking gun in which Hubbard admitted that brainwashing did exist and Scientology knew how to practice it.1 This claim, however, confuses two different notions of brainwashing one prevailing in an anti- Communist Cold War context, and one used as a weapon against cults in the...
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Nova Religio. 2017; 20494–99 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2017.20.4.94
Published: 01 May 2017
..., and stresses that psyche- delics are but one way of attaining spiritual transcendence, even if, he maintains, they are a fast, potent, and reliable shortcut. In spite of his credentials, Richards is out of his depth when making assessments of the history of LSD. His suggestion that the Vietnam anti...
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Nova Religio. 2015; 18455–82 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2015.18.4.55
Published: 01 May 2015
... new ways, which are best described as anti-modern rather than modern114 Both Joel Robbins and Holger Jebens argue that fundamentalist churches in PNG are notable for their emphasis on self-control, support for certain limited forms of gender equality, and a very firm rejection of indigenous...
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Nova Religio. 2014; 18158–78 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2014.18.1.58
Published: 01 August 2014
... in a variety of ways: as a specific heret- ical Christian tradition of the second through fourth centuries,28 Jungian individuation29 anti-cosmic dualism,30 mysticism31 and even existentialism.32 In emic constructions, however, gnosis most frequently indicates a particular posited type of...
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Nova Religio. 2012; 1534–28 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2012.15.3.4
Published: 01 February 2012
... anti-social because of their involvement in street and drug subcultures. 25 These tensions gradually subsided as the Jesus People movement receded, the church moved toward denominational-style Nova Religio 12 organization, and countercultural converts adopted conventional life- styles. With these...
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Nova Religio. 2009; 1324–24 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2009.13.2.4
Published: 01 November 2009
... a quite plausible argument to be made. The collapse of trust in government during a period of growing fear about big government and even broad swaths of anti-government sentiment in the United States threatened to ignite a crisis of moral authority an incalculable cost to bear, at least in the...
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Nova Religio. 2007; 1126–27 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2007.11.2.6
Published: 01 November 2007
... which are relatively modern: anti-colonial jihad, pacifist jihad, and Islamist jihad. All three are explored further by other articles in this issue. This essay also argues that the internal dynamics of the Islamist terrorist cell have much in common with the internal dynamics of the sectarian NRM, and...
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Nova Religio. 2007; 11184–96 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2007.11.1.84
Published: 01 August 2007
... in their own image.23 Lois Ann Lorentzen, in turn, describes the apocalyptic nature of the environ- mental activism of Earth First!24 and one could add that of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, as well as the very interesting and hopeful movement of anti-globalists among young people all...
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Nova Religio. 2007; 10417–37 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2007.10.4.17
Published: 01 May 2007
...: Although NRMs would certainly have engendered opposition from other quarters, it is unlikely that the intensity of controversy that has occurred would have transpired without the family conflict as its driving force. 1 Even today, NRMs are accused of being not only anti-self and anti-society, but also...
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Nova Religio. 2001; 42310–321 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2001.4.2.310
Published: 01 April 2001
... designed to guarantee the ideological neutrality of the state and the legal equality of all faiths. At the early, anti-totalitarian stage, the liberating effects of the 1990 law were almost unanimously welcomed even by the Moscow Patriar- chy. However, the consequent enormous increase in religious...
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Nova Religio. 2000; 32320–349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2000.3.2.320
Published: 01 April 2000
.... Like liberal Westernizing democrats, Ioann rejects the official Orthodox hierarchy as hopelessly compromised; he dismisses these bish- ops as pharisees. Strongly anti-Communist, Ioann also generally sup- ports democratic reform and has sought contacts with the West.2 But at the same time, like the...
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Nova Religio. 1998; 2193–107 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.1998.2.1.93
Published: 01 October 1998
... where, in recent years, anti-Western and anti- foreigner sentiments have fueled efforts to control minority faiths.6 The lifestyles of some groups have also attracted unfavorable publicity. Communal living arrangements invite accusations of free sex, child abuse, and drug use, among other things. A...
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Nova Religio. 1998; 12250–266 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.1998.1.2.250
Published: 01 April 1998
... tried to incorporate positions with which I disagree in their own voice. For example, a recent book on anti-cultism includes a chapter by an anti-cult organization official and a deprogrammer/exit-counselor. See Anson Shupe and David Bromley, eds., Anti-Cult Movements in Cross-Cultural Perspective (New...
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Nova Religio. 1998; 12216–249 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.1998.1.2.216
Published: 01 April 1998
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Nova Religio. 1997; 11139–149 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.1997.1.1.139
Published: 01 October 1997
... column concentrates solely on the CAN/Scientology dispute in the United States, but as such recent press articles as The Shadowy Story Behind Scientology s Tax Exempt Status, and Ultra-Aggressive Use of Instigators and the Courts, both in the New York Times of 9 March 1997, Anti-Cult Group...