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Nova Religio. 2019; 22360–83 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.22.3.60
Published: 01 February 2019
... around three twenty-something ex-members of a Mormon fundamentalist sect known as the Kingston group. The show depicts the ex-members as heroines who rescue other young adults as they are leaving Mormon polygamist sects. In this article, Escaping Polygamy is interpreted as an “atrocity tale” that relies...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 23294–104 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.23.2.94
Published: 01 November 2019
... to Serve that U.S. Special Forces and British SAS killed most of the Jonestown residents, but he offers no proof and his tales contradict multiple eye- witnesses. Dr. David Beter can claim, as he did in Audio Letter no. 40 (30 Dikes: Jonestown Documentaries on the Fortieth Anniversary 95 November...
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Nova Religio. 2017; 211100–101 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2017.21.1.100
Published: 01 August 2017
... different cultures and time periods, beginning with ancient tales of ghosts from Greco-Roman and Mesopotamian times, then moving on to a chapter each on Western and Eastern ghosts. Next, Morton provides a succinct chapter outlining ghost tales from Latin America and the Southern Hemisphere (mainly the...
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Nova Religio. 2005; 8359–82 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2005.8.3.59
Published: 01 March 2005
... there. Like a three-dimensional Holocaust Museum for the Jewish victims of Nazi atrocities in World War II, the Waco Holocaust Electronic Museum creates a visual spectacle to instill a sense of moral and political outrage so that such a horror will never happen again. However, the most frequently...
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Nova Religio. 2004; 8264–82 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2004.8.2.64
Published: 01 November 2004
... attack on the Tokyo subway a tale of ter- rorism, and Northeast Kingdom Island Pond experience a journalistic problem of child abuse. These issues suggest particular patterns of media behavior when vio- lence (or perceived violence) and religion intersect in the NRM context, patterns that illuminate...
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Nova Religio. 2003; 7128–43 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2003.7.1.28
Published: 01 July 2003
... Religio 36 have it, poisonous symbol.30 Neither thinker holds illusions about the harm, evils, and atrocities perpetuated in the name of this symbol. Rather, each thinker holds high a moral imperative to eliminate mali- cious kinds of racisms. Each position is as persuasive as assessed in light of the...
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Nova Religio. 2001; 42281–288 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2001.4.2.281
Published: 01 April 2001
... about the Moonies and other groups. This spate of anticult atrocity stories continued until mid-1982, when these tales suddenly disappeared from the press. The progress and decline of such stories, which were often syndicated across Canada, can be seen from their frequency in newspapers such as Regina s...
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Nova Religio. 1999; 318–26 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.1999.3.1.8
Published: 01 October 1999
... outside the religious community. One potential source of support for those who are unhappy with a particular new religious group is the police. Actors with their own agendas may use atrocity tales to create a climate of moral panic, and law enforcement officials may respond to pressures to do something...