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Nova Religio. 1998; 21169–170 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.1998.2.1.169
Published: 01 October 1998
... ©© 1998 by The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved. 1998 Modern African Spirituality: The Independent Holy Spirit Churches in East Africa, 1902––1976. By Rasmussen Ane Marie Bak . British Academic Press , 1996 . $59.50 cloth . 169 Book Reviews Abraham...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 234142–144 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.4.142
Published: 15 April 2020
... recent statistical data about minority religions in Europe and the Middle East/North Africa and could serve as a quick reference. However, most of the data were taken from the CIA Factbook online and can be accessed without buying the book. Benjamin D. Crace, American University of Kuwait Mountain, Water...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 234141–142 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.4.141
Published: 15 April 2020
... that I have raised in this review, Aspects of Pentecostal Christianity in Zimbabwe would provide a useful intro- duction to Pentecostalism in Africa and the African religious landscape for those with no prior knowledge of either. D. Dmitri Hurlbut, Boston University Minority Religions in Europe and the...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 234144–146 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.4.144
Published: 15 April 2020
... Middle East/North Africa and could serve as a quick reference. However, most of the data were taken from the CIA Factbook online and can be accessed without buying the book. Benjamin D. Crace, American University of Kuwait Mountain, Water, Rock, God: Understanding Kedarnath in the Twenty-First Century...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 23331–59 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.3.31
Published: 01 February 2020
... environment was cattle manure. Consequently, psy- choactive mushrooms began to sprout amidst early farming communi- ties. Of course, the first encounters between hominids and mushrooms may have even predated the domestication of cattle in Africa by amillion years or more. 152 However, the point is that...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 2325–17 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.23.2.5
Published: 01 November 2019
... to see whose empire could make the greatest mark on the globe and often whose brand of Christianity would convert the world; in Africa, Asia, and South America, both native and enslaved peoples coped with European presence often by adapting European religious and cultural elements to their own...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 224120–121 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.22.4.120
Published: 01 May 2019
... veteran Jewish communities of East Africa, the Abyudaya. This community came on the scene in the early 1900s, partly as a reaction to British colonialism. Soi looks at the relationship between the Abyudaya and the expatriate Israeli community of Kampala. Marla Brettschneider looks at the new Jewish...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 224121–123 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.22.4.121
Published: 01 May 2019
... century, whose journey towards Judaism started online. Unlike Devir, Isabella Soi chose to examine one of the veteran Jewish communities of East Africa, the Abyudaya. This community came on the scene in the early 1900s, partly as a reaction to British colonialism. Soi looks at the relationship between the...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 22460–74 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.22.4.60
Published: 01 May 2019
.... Popular paranormal hot spots in Northern England included a wide range of locations and physical objects: a fireplace in an upstairs bedroom in the Golden Fleece Pub in York; a World War II-era plane at the North East Aircraft Museum in Sunderland; a chair at the Busby Stoop Inn near Thirsk; and the box...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 22444–59 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.22.4.44
Published: 01 May 2019
... accounted for historically may become the artifacts of magical extrahu- mans, less potent than gods but outside of chronological time. European stone tools and megaliths were made by elves and fairies.8 Jinn built ancient works such as Solomon s Temple and still haunt archaeological ruins in the Middle East...
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Nova Religio. 2018; 221135–136 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2018.22.1.135
Published: 01 August 2018
... shifted to Ukraine, where Mariya Lesiv examines competing Pagan perspectives on the ethnic con- flict that has raged in the east since 2014: Ukrainian nationalist Pagans typically lambast what they see as Russian aggression, while Ukrainian Pan- Slavists, in contrast, welcome Russian involvement. The...
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Nova Religio. 2018; 221136–138 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2018.22.1.136
Published: 01 August 2018
.... Attention is then shifted to Ukraine, where Mariya Lesiv examines competing Pagan perspectives on the ethnic con- flict that has raged in the east since 2014: Ukrainian nationalist Pagans typically lambast what they see as Russian aggression, while Ukrainian Pan- Slavists, in contrast, welcome Russian...
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Nova Religio. 2018; 214144–147 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2018.21.4.144
Published: 01 May 2018
... in cultural, spiritual, and medical terms, for he ascertained that individuals in whom peak-experiences unfolded could be cured of chronic anxiety and neurosis, existential meaning- lessness, and even obsessional thoughts of suicide (5). Ferrara examines the ritual use of pot in Africa, Asia...
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Nova Religio. 2017; 21131–59 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2017.21.1.31
Published: 01 August 2017
... aesthetics East Africa ecumenical community Jjajja Ndawula John Herman Musoke Ssemanda Kisuule Kulabugo kusamira mutual aid performative music pluralism ritual aesthetics ritual healing spirit mediumship Uganda wellness Sound and the Social Aesthetics of Religious Pluralism in Southern...
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Nova Religio. 2016; 20234–58 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2016.20.2.34
Published: 01 November 2016
... room for mystery or mysticism; it all made sense in light of the Nova Religio 48 instruments the scientist brought from home87 The East was not the repository of wisdom unknown to the West; it just needed Westernization to become clear and significant. An analogous stance towards the West can be...
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Nova Religio. 2016; 201126–128 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/novo.2016.20.1.126
Published: 01 August 2016
... point out that Emperor Selassie, in a display of equity, challenged royal custom by having Empress Menen crowned when he was crowned; they also report or how the anticolonial East African Nyabingi movement included women war- riors and a female spirit (136). This book is a succinct treatment of...
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Nova Religio. 2016; 201116–118 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/novo.2016.20.1.116
Published: 01 August 2016
... is Nova Religio 116 often forgotten in a Western-dominated geopolitical context focused on Muslims in, and descended from, the Middle East, Iran and South Asia. Outside Islam practiced in sub-Saharan Africa and the popular his- tory of the Nation of Islam in the United States, The Call of Bilal...
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Nova Religio. 2016; 201119–121 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/novo.2016.20.1.119
Published: 01 August 2016
... sets Grewal s book apart from many ethno- graphies of American Muslims is her emphasis upon mapping transna- tional pedagogical networks. Doing so connects American Muslim student-travelers with Muslims in the Middle East. Her work serves to reconceptualize the Muslim world as a global community of...
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Nova Religio. 2016; 201118–119 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/novo.2016.20.1.118
Published: 01 August 2016
... contextualization in the U.S. (296). One notable feature that sets Grewal s book apart from many ethno- graphies of American Muslims is her emphasis upon mapping transna- tional pedagogical networks. Doing so connects American Muslim student-travelers with Muslims in the Middle East. Her work serves to...
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Nova Religio. 2016; 201124–126 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/novo.2016.20.1.124
Published: 01 August 2016
... Ethiopians they are foreigners, representatives of an Africa that Ethiopian exceptionalism has tried to distance itself from; they worship Haile Selassie as God, but many of their Oromo neighbors recall him as a feudal tyrant and see Rastafarian beliefs as incompatible with their own Christianity; they...