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Nova Religio. 2013; 171117–119 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2013.17.1.117
Published: 01 August 2013
...Michael J. Boyle © 2013 by The Regents of the University of California 2013 Emerging Evangelicals: Faith, Modernity, and the Desire for Authenticity . By James S. Bielo . New York University Press , 2011 . 256 pages. $75.00 cloth; $25.00 paper. Two main arguments emerge from...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 223125–127 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.22.3.125
Published: 01 February 2019
...Calvin Mercer © 2019 by The Regents of the University of California 2019 Cyber Zen: Imagining Authentic Buddhist Identity, Community, and Practices in the Virtual World of Second Life . By Gregory Price Grieve . Routledge , 2017 . 265 pages. $108.00 cloth; $35.96 paper; ebook...
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Nova Religio. 2007; 1115–30 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2007.11.1.5
Published: 01 August 2007
... of the twentieth century, such claims about authenticity have been staked by an increasingly wider variety of agents——including government officials, social activists, college professors, and tour guides——and have been mediated by an expanding array of means of representation, including television...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 22336–59 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.22.3.36
Published: 01 February 2019
... as an emerging religious path. Our work attempts to reconceptualize newness in the field through innovations in the hoop community. We examine the ways hoopers deem transformational experiences within the hoop as spiritual or religious and how they construct paths to truth and authenticity through...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 234147–149 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.4.147
Published: 15 April 2020
... lines between pilgrimage and entertainment have always been blurry, as have the lines between authentic and imitative. Paine discusses the fascinating phenomenon of apparently real devotion and reverence invoked by simulacra of famous pilgrimage centers. Fake sites can apparently inspire powerful...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 23494–110 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.4.94
Published: 15 April 2020
... California Press s Reprints and Permissions web page, httpswww.ucpress.edu/journals/reprints- permissions. DOI: httpsdoi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.4.94. soon become apparent, opinions about the nature of these sites differ wildly, and various positions regarding the authenticity of these massive, and massively...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 23443–68 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.4.43
Published: 15 April 2020
... the part of magical practitioners can be interpreted as a form of boundary work whereby they sought to establish the parameters of their communities by drawing on ethics, authenticity, and esoteric knowledge to distinguish insiders from outsiders and experts from ama- teurs. By publicly condemning the...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 23415–42 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.4.15
Published: 15 April 2020
... The author even encourages identity theft in order to create profiles that appear authentic: Pick hot girl Instagram accounts and rip their pics. Pic twitter accounts and rip all their tweets and make them your own. Don t be lazy. Make them look legit. It s important. 45 The manual gives practical...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 233133–135 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.3.133
Published: 01 February 2020
... mixture of reverence for authenticity and commitment, they also operate from a pragmatic needs-based interest in which the component parts of religious traditions are free to be taken and used out of context (161). The various therapies, classes, seminars, and tea-house conver- sations are all used to...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 233143–144 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.3.143
Published: 01 February 2020
... understandings of Vodu´n and its milieu differ considerably from those of the Be´ninois. For tourists, secrecy is a com- modity. One can acquire it by undergoing initiations and learning the hidden methods of manufacturing spiritual items. For foreigners, pos- session of these secrets confers authenticity...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 2337–30 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.3.7
Published: 01 February 2020
... with their inner wildness. Estes clarifies that the notion of wild is not used in its modern pejorative sense, meaning out of control, but in its original sense, which means to live a natural life. 10 Hence, it refers to the values of natural- ness and authenticity, core ideas in contemporary...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 233135–137 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.3.135
Published: 01 February 2020
... allow for the revival, rejuvenation and the sustenance of authentic folklore, cultural dances, arts and crafts, and traditional ceremonies as an integral part of tourism development (275). The article by Robbie Goh on Christian missions to Bihar theorizes that some pilgrimage sites exist as anti...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 23386–109 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.3.86
Published: 01 February 2020
... them to embrace their animal bodies, appreciate the beauty of a sacred Earth, and to rejoin authentic human community based on justice, shar- ing, and mutual aid. For example, in an online video posted on his website on 23 February 2010,58 Reverend Billy invites audience members to join him and his...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 231125–126 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.23.1.125
Published: 01 August 2019
... Christianity. Chapter 7 focuses on the use of ancient Egyptian religious ideas to authenticate contemporary Christian thought in a variety of different works, including those of E. A. Wallis Budge, H. P. Blavatsky, and in H. Rider Haggard s Cleopatra. The last chapter of this section addresses the demi...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 231126–128 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.23.1.126
Published: 01 August 2019
... fruition of the trends analyzed in the first. Bulwer-Lytton s notion of Spirit grows into a widespread and powerful alternative (142) to both the materialism of science and the authority of orthodox Christianity. Chapter 7 focuses on the use of ancient Egyptian religious ideas to authenticate...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 231129–131 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.23.1.129
Published: 01 August 2019
... argues that questions of authenticity in American Sufism are not unique to the American (or Western) context but are a continuing feature of global Islam. Moreover, Xavier s research challenges the claims that pluralism, universalism, and egalitarianism in Sufism are Western innovations. All forms of...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 23138–59 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.23.1.38
Published: 01 August 2019
... America is very different from the contexts of Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, or any other Eastern religion that they may have had mind. Consequently fasting has a different level of social acceptance and aura of authenticity in the United States.47 Bentinho Massaro s promotion of dry fasting was seen as...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 23160–88 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.23.1.60
Published: 01 August 2019
... certification system to verify its produce s organic authenticity.38 In 1974, one of the first issues of the California Certified Organic Farmer Newspaper included an article about Sunburst Farms, claiming that Sunburst takes an active role in helping other farmers and consumers to learn about a natural way of...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 224120–121 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.22.4.120
Published: 01 May 2019
... researched the Hebrew Israelites, African Americans who have settled in Israel, seeing themselves as the authentic children of Israel. She, like the other authors, observes the conciliatory and intermediary role that African Israelis can play in build- ing bridges between different groups in Israel, Africa...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 2245–12 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.22.4.5
Published: 01 May 2019
... spiritual truths. Archaeologists may find authenticity in studying the material culture of a sealed and elusive past that has left only fragments of evidence, but Theosophists find authenticity equally in ancient sites and modern reception of wisdom from esoteric sources. Theosophy s approach to the past...