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Nova Religio (2019) 22 (3): 141–143.
Published: 01 February 2019
...Kelly E. Hayes © 2019 by The Regents of the University of California 2019 UFOs, Conspiracy Theories and the New Age . By David G. Robertson . Bloomsbury Academic , 2016 . 246 pages. $102.60 cloth; $35.96 paper; ebook available. UFOs, Conspiracy Theories and the New Age. By David...
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Nova Religio (2017) 21 (1): 116–117.
Published: 01 August 2017
...Joseph Laycock © 2017 by The Regents of the University of California 2017 Conspiracy Theories: The Roots, Themes and Propagation of Paranoid Political and Cultural Narratives . By Aaron John Gulyas . McFarland , 2016 . 240 pages. $35.00 paperback; ebook available. Conspiracy...
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Nova Religio (2015) 19 (2): 5–16.
Published: 01 November 2015
...David G. Robertson This introduction addresses a number of approaches to the emerging field of the study of conspiracy theories and new and alternative religions. Scholars can examine how certain religious groups have been the subject of conspiracy narratives created by the wider culture, and how...
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Nova Religio (2015) 19 (2): 17–29.
Published: 01 November 2015
... harmful genetically modified organisms. © 2015 by The Regents of the University of California 2015 Beth Singler, University of Cambridge. Email: bvw20@cam.ac.uk New Age movement Indigo Children Crystal Children biomedical conspiracy theories parenting ADHD autism vaccines Big Bad...
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Nova Religio (2000) 3 (2): 395–396.
Published: 01 April 2000
... ©© 2000 by The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved. 2000 Selling Fear: Conspiracy Theories and End-Times Paranoia By Camp Gregory S. . Baker Books , 1997 . 287 pages. $15.99 paper . 395 Book Reviews Such was the relationship between sickness...
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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 (2015) 19 (2): 83–99.
Published: 01 November 2015
...David G. Robertson This article examines how millennial (and apocalyptic) prophecy in contemporary conspiracy theory culture is both constructed from, and in turn produces, material things. Influential radio host and filmmaker Alex Jones (b. 1974), constructs his prophecies of imminent “Fall of...
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Nova Religio (2020) 24 (1): 118–119.
Published: 29 July 2020
... to influence global perceptions of the West as rapacious and oppressive, and Russian policies and society as thoroughly virtuous, through an array of overt and covert means of disseminating informa- tion. Along the way, he convincingly shows how the Pizzagate conspiracy theory about the alleged...
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Nova Religio (2020) 24 (1): 119–122.
Published: 29 July 2020
... of the West as rapacious and oppressive, and Russian policies and society as thoroughly virtuous, through an array of overt and covert means of disseminating informa- tion. Along the way, he convincingly shows how the Pizzagate conspiracy theory about the alleged pedophilia of high-ranking Democrats...
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Nova Religio (2020) 23 (4): 133–135.
Published: 15 April 2020
... problem aside, Prince has written a highly read- able book for anyone interested in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- day Saints positions on homosexuality and its role in American political debates about same-sex marriage. Brett Krutzsch, New York University Handbook of Conspiracy Theory and...
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Nova Religio (2020) 23 (4): 137–138.
Published: 15 April 2020
... Christian Right, whose leaders appeal to paranoid conspiracy theories by claiming that many scientists peddle misinforma- tion and conceal their actions from the public (ix). Alumkal examines this paranoia guided by Richard Hofstadter s 1963 Oxford lecture The Paranoid Style in American Politics by...
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Nova Religio (2020) 23 (4): 5–14.
Published: 15 April 2020
... cosmic struggle between God and Satan for control of the world, in which conspiracy theories and evil plots to subvert God s plan play key roles. Yet their eschatology is ultimately optimistic; rather than embrac- ing a catastrophic view of the Endtime, they see the world as perfectable if people work...
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Nova Religio (2020) 23 (4): 69–93.
Published: 15 April 2020
... Reformation as conspiratorial, and also to define the kind of millennialism expressed in this movement. The Nova Religio 74 conversation among academics concerning conspiracy theories goes at least as far back as historian Richard Hofstadter s 1964 essay, The Paranoid Style in American Politics. Hofstadter...
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Nova Religio (2020) 23 (4): 94–110.
Published: 15 April 2020
... visit to Earth made by the prehistoric Anunnaki race from outer space.29 It may be symptomatic of Osmanagic´ s own journey that he has recently chosen to collaborate with Tellinger, who promotes conspiracy theories ( Everything we have been told is a lie )30 and has launched the theory that the...
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Nova Religio (2020) 23 (4): 15–42.
Published: 15 April 2020
..., occult instruction videos, and personal attacks on people in the occult commu- nity with whom Griffin does not get along. Since the 2016 presidential campaign, these elements have become increasingly mixed with political content and conspiracy theories. Griffin was emphatically anti-Hillary Clinton...
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Nova Religio (2020) 23 (4): 43–68.
Published: 15 April 2020
... more recent history of the witch as a figure of political resistance dating from the late 1960s and early 1970s. In 1968, feminists created the Women s International Terrorist Conspiracy from Hell (W.I.T.C.H a group that dressed as stereotypical witches to stage theatrical protests.25 Perhaps no single...
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Nova Religio (2020) 23 (3): 128–130.
Published: 01 February 2020
... connected to the resurgence of exorcism and deliverance ministry in the 1970s. There are also important implications for the study of conspiracy theories and what political scientist Michael Barkun called fact-fiction reversals, in which conspiracy theorists claim that nominally fictional stories are...
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Nova Religio (2020) 23 (3): 125–128.
Published: 01 February 2020
... historians have connected to the resurgence of exorcism and deliverance ministry in the 1970s. There are also important implications for the study of conspiracy theories and what political scientist Michael Barkun called fact-fiction reversals, in which conspiracy theorists claim that nominally fictional...
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Nova Religio (2020) 23 (3): 31–59.
Published: 01 February 2020
... thinker since the 1960s. Assimilating a broad range of ideas taken from esotericism, shamanism, and science fiction, McKenna became the principal architect of an occult theory of psychedelic experiences referred to here as psychedelic ufology. The article further argues that McKenna was formatively...
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Nova Religio (2019) 23 (2): 135–136.
Published: 01 November 2019
... role in any actual Process revival is yet uncertain, the book itself is already circulating in larger cultural contexts that at least include the publisher s catalog. The 2017 Feral House catalog features publications on edgy cultic milieu-associated topics from Satanism and the occult, to conspiracy...