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Nova Religio (2001) 4 (2): 281–288.
Published: 01 April 2001
...Irving Hexham ©© 2001 by The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved. 2001 281 Hexham: New Religions in Canada New Religions and the Anticult Movement in Canada Irving Hexham INTRODUCTION Canadians pride themselves on valuing tolerance, multi-culturalism, and religious...
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Nova Religio (2009) 12 (4): 5–27.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Stuart A. Wright This study examines the concerted efforts of anticult movement (ACM) actors to weave narratives of cult brainwashing and mind control into the tragic events of 9/11. Key ACM leaders launched a national media campaign capitalizing on widespread fears and apprehensions surrounding...
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Nova Religio (2018) 22 (2): 145–154.
Published: 01 November 2018
... inappropriate because of the unique nature of Peoples Temple and its extraordinary ending in Jonestown. Nevertheless, Jonestown functions for the anticult movement and in online exchanges the same way that references to Nazis and Hitler do—to evoke shock, disgust, and outrage, and, ultimately, to terminate...
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Nova Religio (2011) 15 (1): 22–43.
Published: 01 August 2011
... that declined in the late 1990s before closing its doors in 2005. It emphasizes, in particular, the responses they stirred from the media, anticult movements, Orthodox Judaism, and the Jewish population generally. Ultimately, these case studies allow us to observe the trajectory of a global religion...
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Nova Religio (2002) 6 (1): 119–128.
Published: 01 October 2002
... system. Rather it reflects deficiencies in actual policy-making and in particular lack of reliable information about new religious movements. Is Germany Different? A Comment on Hexham and Poewe s Interpretation of German Anticult Policy Hubert Seiwert ABSTRACT: The article comments on Irving Hexham and...
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Nova Religio (2020) 24 (1): 31–54.
Published: 29 July 2020
... they contributed to the public mythology and mystery surrounding Anne and The Family. The anticult movement in Australia has never been as powerful as in Britain or America, but a well-known figure, Melbourne psychologist Louise Samways (b. 1951), commented extensively on The Family in her book...
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Nova Religio (2020) 24 (1): 5–30.
Published: 29 July 2020
... of the local societal reactions occasioned by various home grown and international new religious movements that have proved controversial. This article identifies a series of the key episodes and periods that might serve as historical landmarks for the writing of a more fulsome history of new...
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Nova Religio (2020) 24 (1): 55–76.
Published: 29 July 2020
...Angela Coco Universal Medicine, founded by Serge Benhayon (b. 1964), is an Australian movement offering a distinct style of alternative therapies. It is supported by an esoteric worldview called The Way of the Livingness. Occult beliefs and practices are poorly understood in Western cultures such...
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Nova Religio (2019) 23 (2): 5–17.
Published: 01 November 2019
... stop to the revitalization movement, culminat- ing in the massacre of over 200 unarmed Ghost Dancers and their families in 1890 at Wounded Knee, South Dakota. The collective action taken against the Ghost Dance movement high- lights one nineteenth-century iteration of anticult activity, which, at...
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Nova Religio (2019) 23 (1): 38–59.
Published: 01 August 2019
... spirituality food fasting religious foodways commensality kinship and religion American new religious movements Becoming a Being of Pure Consciousness Fasting and New Age Spirituality Susannah Crockford ABSTRACT: Fasting is an unexplored area of New Age spirituality. Using material that is primarily...
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Nova Religio (2019) 23 (1): 60–88.
Published: 01 August 2019
...Dusty Hoesly The Brotherhood of the Sun, a new religious movement founded in 1969 in Santa Barbara, California, operated America’s largest organic farm and was the largest shipper of organic produce in the U.S. in the mid- to late-1970s. Despite this achievement, both the Brotherhood of the Sun and...
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Nova Religio (2019) 22 (4): 96–104.
Published: 01 May 2019
... how the directors of Wild Wild Country resisted the temptation to cave in to the popular anticult interpretation of events. I found the narrative quite balanced with attractive sannyasins sharing their spiritual enthusiasm; Bhagwan exhibiting his wisdom and charisma; townsfolk describing their...
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Nova Religio (2019) 22 (3): 168–171.
Published: 01 February 2019
... Andalusian village known as El Palmar de Troya. The Palmarian Church really exists, but Brown is not famous for his accuracy. In an Nova Religio 168 afterword to the novel, he claims to have researched the Palmarian Church in depth, but he seems to rely on a couple of anticult sources only. He believes that...
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Nova Religio (2018) 22 (2): 93–114.
Published: 01 November 2018
... also over them. Mimesis forms part of the cultural process of both the con- struction of and essentialization of minority religious groups as cults. ARE WE IN A CULT? In the years immediately following its demise, news reports and the growing anticult movement talked about Peoples Temple as the...
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Nova Religio (2018) 22 (2): 3–14.
Published: 01 November 2018
... to rescuing young adults from their religious commitments was well established. Indeed, anticult activists helped provoke the Branch Davidian encounter, according to both law enforcement officials and scholars.17 In the 1970s, however, the cult awareness movement was still in its infancy. In the case...
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Nova Religio (2018) 22 (2): 40–64.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Kristian Klippenstein For years after Peoples Temple ceased to exist, both scholars and the public debated the Temple’s status as a new religious movement. These debates left out an important perspective: Jim Jones’ own evaluation of the Temple’s relation to new religions. This article uses Doug...
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Nova Religio (2018) 22 (2): 115–136.
Published: 01 November 2018
... world as Newsweek and Time magazines both featured covers that labeled the movement the Cult of Death. Each issue superimposed the title over an unforgettable image of Jonestown: Newsweek displayed the corpses 115 Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions, Volume 22, Issue 2...
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Nova Religio (2018) 21 (3): 130–131.
Published: 01 February 2018
... an entire, major section of the overall Handbook, reflecting well the primacy of public conflict and controversy characterizing new religious movements and those who study them. Much attention is given to the cult controversy in its many dimensions, as well as secular anticult movements and the...
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Nova Religio (2018) 22 (1): 34–58.
Published: 01 August 2018
...E. Burke Rochford, Jr. The underlying premise of this case study of the growth and development of the Hare Krishna movement is that frame alignment is a necessary, but largely unexplored, element in recruitment to religious movements. Attention is given here to the interactive and communicative...
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Nova Religio (2018) 21 (4): 38–62.
Published: 01 May 2018
... for cross-disciplinary research on believers under siege. © 2018 by The Regents of the University of California 2018 Anabaptism heresy sectarianism polemics apocalypticism violence Reformation new religions studies anticult movement Thinking inside the Cages Norman Cohn, Anabaptist...