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Nova Religio. 2015; 19249–64 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2015.19.2.49
Published: 01 November 2015
... consumerism is undermined by the portrayal of J. R. “Bob” Dobbs, the salesman messiah, based (partly) on L. Ron Hubbard, and the science fictions trappings of the extraterrestrial conspiracy. It is argued that humor is the key to making sense of the Church, as it integrates the bad taste, shock value, and...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 23386–109 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.3.86
Published: 01 February 2020
.... The religious activism of Reverend Billy and his church, aimed at liberating life from “consumerism” and fundamentalism, presents an “ideal type” example of the development of Earth-centered protest religions that may be found at the margin of capitalist society. As evidenced by Reverend Billy...
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Nova Religio. 2013; 16331–51 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2013.16.3.31
Published: 01 February 2013
... Moorish Science Temple beliefs. Ali's dedication to keeping the Moors racially distinct and religiously clean and pure were mutually reinforcing and interpenetrating concerns. Furthermore, his vision of the Moorish nation and its material culture reflected larger trends in health, consumerism, and...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 23138–59 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.23.1.38
Published: 01 August 2019
... many previous sociological accounts, there has been an intense focus on the apparent consumerism of New Age practices, but not on what those involved in these practices actually consume.3 New Agers are said to consume practices such as yoga and reflexology (often in what is described as problematic...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 23189–111 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.23.1.89
Published: 01 August 2019
... resis- tance and routine, to inspire and create.70 These attributes, he argues, are not necessarily associated with most real entrepreneurs. Rather, the myth justifies consumerism and reassures us that buying and selling are of great social significance. By virtue of pecuniary accumulations, not only...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 23160–88 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.23.1.60
Published: 01 August 2019
... thinking and thus achieve union with the divine.16 For Yogananda, who first wrote about them in 1932, world brotherhood colonies could cure society of the root causes of depression, namely selfishness and consumerism.17 In order to achieve a practical Utopia, Yogananda argued that political revolutions...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 22336–59 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.22.3.36
Published: 01 February 2019
... mid-twentieth century, the related processes of consumerism and individualism predisposed indivi- duals to experiment with new religions and to understand self- transformation as an ongoing process with no particular terminus. 47 This is evident in the hoop community, where self-transformation and...
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Nova Religio. 2018; 213110–112 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2018.21.3.110
Published: 01 February 2018
...: its promotional photographs emphasized ostentatious architecture, onion domes, and frolicking bathers. It seemed to signal a comfort with Gilded Age values of consumerism and pleasure quite contrary to the rectitude and mod- esty church leaders like Joseph F. Smith were preaching a few miles west in...
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Nova Religio. 2018; 213112–114 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2018.21.3.112
Published: 01 February 2018
... 1893. Even at the time it seemed an odd venture for a church with a reputation for strict moral standards: its promotional photographs emphasized ostentatious architecture, onion domes, and frolicking bathers. It seemed to signal a comfort with Gilded Age values of consumerism and pleasure quite...
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Nova Religio. 2017; 20357–73 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2017.20.3.57
Published: 01 February 2017
... case shows how branding and marketing are increasingly important for new religious groups seeking to establish a successful presence in contemporary neoliberal consumer society. © 2017 by The Regents of the University of California 2017 religion and society religion and consumerism...
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Nova Religio. 2017; 203101–116 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2017.20.3.101
Published: 01 February 2017
... think that in Faith Church, apocalyptic belief was highly active. Engaging with the State of Israel through travel, activism, consumerism, and prayer reinforces and alchemically transforms Dispensationalism and apocalypticism, making the Last Days as Clifford Geertz would say, really real But not...
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Nova Religio. 2017; 20336–56 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2017.20.3.36
Published: 01 February 2017
... that humanity desper- ately needed to change spiritual values and reject consumerism, inviting people to the pyramid to find spiritual power for such change and to take shelter from possible imminent turmoil and cataclysm.54 He did not emphasize the end of the world, but his position within that...
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Nova Religio. 2017; 20374–100 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2017.20.3.74
Published: 01 February 2017
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Nova Religio. 2016; 19378–103 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2016.19.3.78
Published: 01 February 2016
... ministers or staff may provide Japanese language courses. The religious trip to Jiba is usually associated with tourism and merges the familiar religious jour- ney with contemporary transnational touristic consumerism in Japan. In other words, the processes of adaptation and inculturation continue. Nova...
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Nova Religio. 2013; 172123–126 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2013.17.2.123
Published: 01 November 2013
... third part, Porter s discussion of why Freemasonry has declined. This is elaborated in chapter ten where she looks at the role of individualism, globalized consumerism, and the decrease in social capital discussed in Robert Putnum s Bowling Alone. Yet, despite all these other considerations, she sees...
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Nova Religio. 2013; 17189–98 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2013.17.1.89
Published: 01 August 2013
...- mances, inviting readers to consider how an activism that uses an overtly religious form to critique a pillar of secular culture consumerism helps the message resonate with many different types of countercul- tural Americans. In the introduction, theater scholar and critic Alisa Solomon describes the...
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Nova Religio. 2012; 162119–120 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2012.16.2.119
Published: 01 November 2012
... options unfairly denigrates their spiritual lives by reducing them to consumerism. Bender, drawing on the work of historians and ethnographers of American reli- gion, argues that these individuals are situated in communities and, fur- ther, that they have a history. This history demonstrates that many of...
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Nova Religio. 2012; 162117–119 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2012.16.2.117
Published: 01 November 2012
... their spiritual lives by reducing them to consumerism. Bender, drawing on the work of historians and ethnographers of American reli- gion, argues that these individuals are situated in communities and, fur- ther, that they have a history. This history demonstrates that many of their ideas and practices...
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Nova Religio. 2012; 16264–85 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2012.16.2.64
Published: 01 November 2012
... Gill and for Australia by Tony Swain.81 Sutton compares what he terms classical Aboriginal spirituality with a number of key dimensions of New Age spirituality, including naturalism, conservation, eclecticism and consumerism. He concludes that in spite of some occasional resemblances (exemplified...
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Nova Religio. 2012; 16229–46 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2012.16.2.29
Published: 01 November 2012
... the endless cycle of consumerism. Though Do and his followers thrived in a technological society, Urban suggests they were subject to a loss of self amidst a bewildering proliferation of technological bodies. 21 Reflecting on their decline, he notes the mor- bid glee of a consumer society consuming...