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Nova Religio. 2014; 17413–36 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2014.17.4.13
Published: 01 May 2014
... of truth. Through the examples of Joseph Smith, Mary Baker Eddy and Henry David Thoreau, this article illustrates how three religious innovators reacted against the plain Bible thesis by creating their own versions of scripture which, in turn, aided in creating or strengthening alternative forms of...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 23443–68 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.4.43
Published: 15 April 2020
... blog to create a similar magical act for her readers, strengthening the forces of democracy to defeat authoritarianism.48 Her technique used imagery recognizable to most Americans the vast prairie, herds of bison, the Statue of Liberty, the Underground Railroad, the cowboy, Thoreau s Walden Pond to...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 23218–41 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.23.2.18
Published: 01 November 2019
... and individual bodies must be healed to enact societal transformation. Though largely seen as an emerging science more than a purely spiri- tual endeavor, the practice of water-cures found expression at Northampton. David Ruggles, a black abolitionist and member of the community, worked as a water...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 224118–119 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.22.4.118
Published: 01 May 2019
... history of this distinctly American tradition, from Henry David Thoreau and John Muir to contemporary movements such as Earth First!, the Animal Liberation Front, and protests at Standing Rock in North Dakota. The remaining chapters cover a lifespan of activism, beginning with childhood experience and...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 224116–118 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.22.4.116
Published: 01 May 2019
... should look like and what they should do. Chapter 2 is particularly valuable, especially for those unfamiliar with the cultural context of eco-radicalism. It is an exceptionally good distil- lation of the rich history of this distinctly American tradition, from Henry David Thoreau and John Muir to...
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Nova Religio. 2014; 1745–12 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2014.17.4.5
Published: 01 May 2014
... interpretation of scripture Latter-day Saints Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints Christian Science Henry David Thoreau Lois Roden Branch Davidians Tony Alamo Alternative Christianities Eugene V. Gallagher ABSTRACT: This essay introduces the four articles in this volume by describing how the groups they...
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Nova Religio. 2012; 162120–122 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2012.16.2.120
Published: 01 November 2012
... the United States, where they failed to reconcile their master s hostility to sex with Alcott s family-oriented approach to social change. Francis touchesmore briefly on other connections. Three years before Henry David Thoreau s famous jailing, Alcott was jailed for refusing to pay a poll tax, and...
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Nova Religio. 2011; 144133–135 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2011.14.4.133
Published: 01 May 2011
... and Gaian naturalism). Taylor highlights Gary Snyder and Joanna Macy as exemplifying the spiritual approach, and Marc Bekoff, Jane Goodall and James Lovelock the nature approach. In the next section he pro- files early pioneers in the field: Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Edmund Burke, Henry David Thoreau and...
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Nova Religio. 2009; 123122–123 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2009.12.3.122
Published: 01 February 2009
... and defines as the nostalgic return to a natural lifestyle rooted in a striving for a harmonious spiritual and healthy phys- ical existence in the face of a fast-paced, urban, consumerist culture. By relying on writings of modern homesteaders from Henry David Thoreau (Walden, 1854) to William...
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Nova Religio. 2010; 14145–66 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2010.14.1.45
Published: 01 August 2010
..., gains inspiration from Chief Seattle, Henry David Thoreau, and the quantum physicist David Bohm. An unofficial leader of the individualist and eclectic form of American Daoism is Solala Towler, who through his Empty Vessel magazine and two books has done more to expose North Americans to the various...
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Nova Religio. 1999; 31100–118 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.1999.3.1.100
Published: 01 October 1999
... intrinsic delight to be found by becoming especially receptive to the sensations emanating from the pristine depths of nature. Much as earlier Americans such as Henry David Thoreau or John Muir had turned attention to the sacredness of forests, Leary was turning attention to the sacred sensations to be...