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Nova Religio (2008) 12 (2): 3–11.
Published: 01 November 2008
...Vincent Goossaert; David Ownby ©© 2008 by The Regents of the University of California 3Mapping Charisma in Chinese Religion Introduction and Glossary Vincent Goossaert and David Ownby The study of Chinese religion has long been a divided field.1Philologically grounded sinologists have studied...
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Nova Religio (2003) 6 (2): 223–243.
Published: 01 April 2003
...David Ownby This article seeks to place Falun Gong - and the larger qigong movement from which it emerged - into the long-term context of the history of Chinese popular religion from the midMing (1368-1644) to the present. The argument developed is that Falun Gong and qigong are twentieth-century...
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Nova Religio (2008) 12 (2): 121–130.
Published: 01 November 2008
...Douglas E. Cowan; Rebecca Moore This article describes the First International Symposium on Cultic Studies, sponsored by the Institute of World Religions of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing. Two North American participants narrate their encounter with Chinese scholars, whose views...
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Nova Religio (2020) 24 (1): 90–91.
Published: 29 July 2020
... Religion in China: Ties That Bind. By Adam Yuet Chau. Polity Books, 2019. 200 pages. $64.95 cloth; $22.95 paper; ebook available. This is a book with some valuable insights and a misleading title. It is part of the China Today Series from Polity Books, which offers basic information about Chinese culture...
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Nova Religio (2020) 24 (1): 88–90.
Published: 29 July 2020
... a book with some valuable insights and a misleading title. It is part of the China Today Series from Polity Books, which offers basic information about Chinese culture and society, with titles such as Education in China and Ethnicity in China. The title Religion in China, within the context of the...
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Nova Religio (2020) 24 (1): 91–93.
Published: 29 July 2020
... the sea goddess Mazu is both well-written and persuasive. And one gets a feeling of how Chinese folk religion lives in myriad festivals and public and private practices, includ- ing the activities of spirit mediums, described by an anthropologist who has obviously done substantial work in this field...
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Nova Religio (2020) 24 (1): 116–118.
Published: 29 July 2020
... the Sikhs, Chinese Taoist and Buddhist tradi- tions, and Pure Land Buddhism in pre-modern Japan. There is also an essay on the contemporary Sri Lankan Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam that investigates the role of rhetoric about religion in that movement. Taken together, the essays show that suicide...
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Nova Religio (2020) 24 (1): 119–122.
Published: 29 July 2020
... new religions studies, the value of this book lies in its careful articulation of the social matrix in which cases of brainwashing occurred. Americans in the 1950s feared being taken over by another entity, their minds and bodies not entirely their own. Kim s unveiling of persuasion techniques on both...
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Nova Religio (2020) 23 (4): 135–136.
Published: 15 April 2020
...Joseph P. Laycock Handbook of Conspiracy Theory and Contemporary Religion . Edited by Asbjørn Dyrendal , David G. Robertson , and Egil Asprem. Brill , 2018 . xiv + 556 pages. $236.00 cloth; ebook available. © 2020 by The Regents of the University of California 2020 Prince hopes...
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Nova Religio (2020) 23 (4): 129–131.
Published: 15 April 2020
... status quo. This argument is brought home in the epilogue, which serves as a conclusion, in which Morris convincingly argues that the contemporary Singularity movement is also a kind of messianic religion. Singularity adherents have enormous faith in tech- nological innovation instead of a single...
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Nova Religio (2004) 7 (3): 26–44.
Published: 01 March 2004
... religion of Gang Il-sun arose as a compensatory response to the defeat of the Donghak Revolution in 1894. The central belief of JeungSanDo is Hu-Cheon GaeByeok , the Great Opening of the Later Heaven, the new age of JeungSan Gang Il-Sun's millenarian vision. A glossary of Korean and Chinese terms follows...
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Nova Religio (2020) 23 (3): 128–130.
Published: 01 February 2020
...George Adams © 2020 by The Regents of the University of California 2020 Stereotyping Religion: Critiquing Clichés . Edited by Brad Stoddard and Craig Martin . Bloomsbury Academic , 2017 . 187 Pages. $79.20 cloth; $25.96 paper; ebook available. genre classification. Davidsen...
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Nova Religio (2020) 23 (3): 130–131.
Published: 01 February 2020
... religion sometimes is used for this purpose is undeniable, but to suggest that religion is only about such social power and control might seem to some readers as being rather myopic. Indeed, in a somewhat ironic sense, this study of stereotypes about religion sometimes appears to be mired in a stereotype...
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Nova Religio (2019) 23 (2): 111–113.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Patricia Barker Lerch © 2019 by The Regents of the University of California 2019 Food, Festival and Religion. Materiality and Place in Italy . By Francesca Ciancimino Howell . Bloomsbury Academic , 2018 . 209 pages. $114.00 cloth; ebook available. finds a balance between the scant...
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Nova Religio (2019) 23 (2): 110–111.
Published: 01 November 2019
... combination offering a rich, complex picture of the spread, adoption, and adaptations of the religion in these nations. Fabienne Jagou s editorial introduction provides readers a short overview of the sociopolitical history in Taiwan as it relates to the arrival and dissemination of Tibetan Buddhism, as well...
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Nova Religio (2019) 23 (2): 108–110.
Published: 01 November 2019
... style of the preceding autobiographical section. Still, this is a minor quibble, and one that can be easily overlooked in this otherwise fascinating and impressive book. This volume should interest those who study both black theology and American religion in general. Ellipsis . . . is meant not only for...
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Nova Religio (2019) 23 (2): 42–63.
Published: 01 November 2019
..., feminism, suffrage 42 Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions, Volume 23, Issue 2, pages 42 63. ISSN 1092-6690 (print), 1541-8480. (electronic 2019 by The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved. Please direct all requests for permission to photocopy or...
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Nova Religio (2019) 22 (4): 131–133.
Published: 01 May 2019
... trivializing. Second, their analysis of both the Huashan monks and the Dream Trippers as participants in a global Daoist field represents a much- needed challenge to the boundaries into which scholars find themselves pigeon-holed Chinese religions, American religions, and so forth. These boundaries are...
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Nova Religio (2019) 22 (4): 133–135.
Published: 01 May 2019
... the Dream Trippers as participants in a global Daoist field represents a much- needed challenge to the boundaries into which scholars find themselves pigeon-holed Chinese religions, American religions, and so forth. These boundaries are artificial and ultimately limit our ability to produce effective...
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Nova Religio (2019) 22 (4): 129–131.
Published: 01 May 2019
... first two chapters will feel under-researched and some of the authors statements may feel as if they are retreading old ground. For example: We can no longer follow the social evolutionist belief that our society evolved from a focus on magic . . . to a focus on religion . . . and finally to thinking...