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Nova Religio (2005) 8 (3): 39–58.
Published: 01 March 2005
... during Soviet times, these movements have reemerged and flourished in the post-Soviet period. There can be no doubt that music, which over the centuries has played such a crucial role in the transmission of Latvian and Lithuanian folk traditions including native Pagan religions, will remain front and...
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Nova Religio (2007) 10 (3): 54–72.
Published: 01 February 2007
... clientele of physicians, executives, and scientists was part of GLA s quest for legitimization in the wake of several serious missteps. Therefore, from a neo-Buddhist, shamanistic, folk-orientation where glossolalia was a central practice, GLA reinvented itself as a rational and psychological religion of...
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Nova Religio (2020) 24 (1): 90–91.
Published: 29 July 2020
... variety of folk religions in China. His extended treat- ment of the network of temples worshiping 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...
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Nova Religio (2020) 24 (1): 91–93.
Published: 29 July 2020
... very religious practices Chau seeks to analyze. Nevertheless, the book also includes valuable information. Chau is at his best when he describes the daily practices of popular Buddhism and Daoism, and the variety of folk religions in China. His extended treat- ment of the network of temples worshiping...
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Nova Religio (2020) 24 (1): 31–54.
Published: 29 July 2020
..., and the study of these charismatic women is an under-developed subfield within the academic study of new religions. MORAL PANICS AND THE MEDIA: ANNE AS FOLK DEVIL Mainstream media coverage of Anne and The Family from 1987 onward demonstrates the damning combination of Anne as cruel and charismatic...
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Nova Religio (2020) 24 (1): 55–76.
Published: 29 July 2020
... as Australia, and Benhayon has encountered sustained criticism on a range of issues commonly faced by other new religions. Public reaction betrays fears of secretive and inappropriate activities, which are amplified by the Australian media’s penchant for targeting cult activities. While Universal...
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Nova Religio (2020) 23 (4): 142–144.
Published: 15 April 2020
...Benjamin D. Crace Minority Religions in Europe and the Middle East: Mapping and Monitoring . Edited by George D. Chryssides . Routledge , 2018 . 253 pages. $149.95 cloth; ebook available. © 2020 by The Regents of the University of California 2020 The final part of the volume...
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Nova Religio (2020) 23 (4): 43–68.
Published: 15 April 2020
... expressions, from folk drama and poetry to artwork and material religion in the form of sigils and altars associated with the magical workings. Makers share these with one another on social media, knowing others are also engaged in spell- work simultaneously once a month on the dark moon. Creative expres...
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Nova Religio (2020) 23 (3): 121–122.
Published: 01 February 2020
... aspect of monsters and the monstrous. But, it could also be surprisingly useful for a course on religion and science due to Groom s exploration of vampires as liminal beings that shift between these two discourses. Above all, this is an enjoyable book for demon- strating that, after all these centuries...
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Nova Religio (2020) 23 (3): 60–85.
Published: 01 February 2020
... involved spirit entities familiar within the popular Brazilian religions of Umbanda, spiritism, and folk Catholicism. Father White Arrow, for example, represents a well-known type of spirit entity recognized in Umbanda and other Afro-Brazilian traditions as a caboclo, or the spirit of an undomesticated...
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Nova Religio (2020) 23 (3): 31–59.
Published: 01 February 2020
... this can be interpreted as a playful comment about induced hallucinations rather than anything more profound, this 31 Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions, Volume 23, Issue 3, pages 31 59. ISSN 1092-6690 (print), 1541-8480. (electronic 2020 by The Regents of the University of...
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Nova Religio (2019) 23 (1): 5–13.
Published: 01 August 2019
... consumption, such as the Christian Eucharist. Numerous religious food folk traditions exist as well, such as holiday or lifecycle foods. A burgeoning field exists in the study of religion and food, in which scholars excavate the many food practices that exist in formal theological, textual manners, as well as...
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Nova Religio (2019) 22 (4): 44–59.
Published: 01 May 2019
..., ancient aliens narratives, and folk Christian demonology.53 Today, the ancient aliens myth is no longer a subset of the cultic milieu,54 the culture of heterodox mystical or paranormal ideas that fit poorly in either mainstream religion or science, it is the origin myth for much of it. Whereas the UFO...
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Nova Religio (2019) 22 (3): 84–107.
Published: 01 February 2019
.... However, Nova Religio 86 Yiguan Dao is connected with some former Chinese folk religious sects, such as Luo Jiao in the fifteenth century and the Way of Former Heaven (Xiantiandao) in the seventeenth century.8 Many concepts in Yiguan Dao, such as the unification of five major religions (wujiao- heyi in...
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Nova Religio (2019) 22 (3): 159–161.
Published: 01 February 2019
... these contri- butions. In particular, the category of magic, especially its sometimes nebulous distinction from religion from an etic perspective, is given short shrift an unfortunate oversight given the book s goals. Robert J. Wallis chapter covering the anthropological engagement with witchcraft...
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Nova Religio (2019) 22 (3): 161–162.
Published: 01 February 2019
... thematic perspectives. Its inclusion within Routledge s Among the Victorians and Modernists Series perhaps reflects its editors background in the study of English literature, although there is much here to interest scholars of alternative and eso- teric religion from other disciplinary perspectives...
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Nova Religio (2018) 22 (2): 3–14.
Published: 01 November 2018
...- physical aspects of Temple theology. Although the Temple has been studied from the perspective of black religion in America,20 its meta- physical underpinnings have been neglected. Folk demonstrates the ways in which belief in incarnation the enfleshment of the divine and reincarnation the belief in...
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Nova Religio (2018) 22 (2): 145–154.
Published: 01 November 2018
... upon Godwin’s Law and its observation that online debates eventually raise the trope of Hitler and Nazis, the article introduces Jones’ Corollary: Discussions of new religions inevitably begin with a comparison to Jonestown. Making generalizations about new religions by starting with Jonestown is...
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Nova Religio (2018) 22 (2): 15–39.
Published: 01 November 2018
.... While these notions are important to Christian theology generally, for Christian new religions they are important theological precedents for explaining how a living person can become a god. The theological justifications of Jones Folk: Divine Materiality 23 divinity resemble those of other new...
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Nova Religio (2018) 22 (2): 115–136.
Published: 01 November 2018
... world as Newsweek and Time magazines both featured covers that labeled the movement the Cult of Death. Each issue superimposed the title over an unforgettable image of Jonestown: Newsweek displayed the corpses 115 Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions, Volume 22, Issue 2...