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Nova Religio. 2018; 21463–87 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2018.21.4.63
Published: 01 May 2018
... dialogue with historians. © 2018 by The Regents of the University of California 2018 Historiography methodology religious diversity new religions studies religious diversity studies Increasing Religious Diversity Historiographical Criticism of a Current Paradigm Johannes C. Wolfart ABSTRACT...
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Nova Religio. 2018; 2145–12 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2018.21.4.5
Published: 01 May 2018
... between old and new religions itself. Rather, we think such conversation between scholarly fields holds the prospect of productive scholarly surprise and perspectival shifts, especially via the disciplinary practice of historiographical criticism. © 2018 by The Regents of the University of California...
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Nova Religio. 2018; 21438–62 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2018.21.4.38
Published: 01 May 2018
...Michael Driedger This essay uses the method of historiographical criticism to reexamine the frameworks used to research the relationship between apocalypse and violence. Its focus is the presentation of Anabaptist rule at Münster in the mid-1530s. New religions scholars and historians alike often...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 234139–140 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.4.139
Published: 15 April 2020
... ranges from sacred groves in Zimbabwe to ritual performances in Cameroon and Afro-Christian traditions in the Americas. Its contributors approaches to these sub- jects are diverse: literary-critical, ethnographic, historiographic, exe- getical, eco-critical, archaeological. As is often the case with...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 231140–142 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.23.1.140
Published: 01 August 2019
... historiographic methods. Additionally, there are a number of gram- matical errors and typographical errors spread throughout the book that are distracting. Despite these drawbacks, the work is still worth reading. As Hudnut-Beumler explains, this book is an invitation to do more such work and not the last word...
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Nova Religio. 2018; 21488–95 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2018.21.4.88
Published: 01 May 2018
... Diversity: Historiographical Criticism of a Current Paradigm Nova Religio 21, no. 4 (May 2018). 9 J. Gordon Melton, The Encyclopedia of American Religions (Wilmington, NC: Consortium Books, 1978); J. Gordon Melton, Melton s Encyclopedia of American Religions, 9th ed. (Detroit: Gale, 2016). 10 David B...
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Nova Religio. 2018; 21413–37 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2018.21.4.13
Published: 01 May 2018
... of Love as examples, it points out possible themes for productive interdisciplinary research. One suggestion is to study the criticisms surrounding premodern new religious movements, which might be used to analyze the historical differentiation of religion. Another avenue is the study of premodern...
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Nova Religio. 2016; 201141–143 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/novo.2016.20.1.141
Published: 01 August 2016
... critically, readers will find their knowledge of the marginalized religions described in this very accessible book thor- oughly enriched. That fact alone makes it worthwhile reading for every- one, scholar or novice, with an interest in the Middle East or identity formation and cultural persistence. Nathan J...
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Nova Religio. 2016; 201143–145 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/novo.2016.20.1.143
Published: 01 August 2016
... papers, lodge minutes, formal speeches as well as private letters in order to document both political and personal transformations in the meaning of friendship over the course of a century. This formidable historiographic effort is made richer by the ethnographic quality with which Loiselle breathes life...
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Nova Religio. 2014; 181126–128 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2014.18.1.126
Published: 01 August 2014
... nameways and David Allred s examination of magic in Mormon history. The most impressive new work in this volume, however, is in the various introductory essays Eliason and Mould contribute. The first is a general introduction to the volume as a whole, which doubles as an insightful historiographical...
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Nova Religio. 2014; 18158–78 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2014.18.1.58
Published: 01 August 2014
... shifts in epistemic norms. I then present a historiographical examination of Strieber s career, focusing on his abduction experiences and their effect on his worldview, specif- ically the adoption of other paranormal tropes, conspiracy theories and alternative histories. Then, based on ethnographic...
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Nova Religio. 2014; 174115–118 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2014.17.4.115
Published: 01 May 2014
... critical philosophical analysis. In some chapters, the authors mix the personal and philosophical coupled with theological debate as well. Each story is interesting as it not only provides detail into the author s life but also gives contextual evidence of the challenges of being philosophically critical...
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Nova Religio. 2014; 173144–145 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2014.17.3.144
Published: 01 February 2014
... forward by physicians such as Jean Martin Charcot, Pierre Janet, and Joseph Grasset, who pathologized mediumistic activity. Historiographically, the book takes a cultural and institutional stand, whereby the author indicates the role different societies, institutions, and journals played in France at the...
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Nova Religio. 2014; 173142–144 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2014.17.3.142
Published: 01 February 2014
... understanding Falun Gong s rise as a health regimen that is in actuality a critical response to China s shift towards a market-driven ideology, but also for underscoring how illness itself is a cultural con- struction that illustrates the intertwining of our biological, psychological, social, and...
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Nova Religio. 2013; 16435–62 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2013.16.4.35
Published: 01 May 2013
... ceremonial protocols and the spread of ritual discourse through print, electronic, and digital media. The resurgence of Afro-Diasporic religions within the Americas and beyond has spurred much critical inquiry into the aforementioned traditions, as well as Brazilian Umbanda, Trinidadian Orisha, Black Nova...
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Nova Religio. 2013; 16331–51 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2013.16.3.31
Published: 01 February 2013
... remains to be written. The Moorish Science Temple s limited historiography is dominated by a concern over the au- thenticity of their claim to Islam and the group s theological legitimacy in relation to Sunni or Shi i Islam.6 However, the question of authentic- ity can often lead to a historiographic dead...
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Nova Religio. 2012; 154113–117 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2012.15.4.113
Published: 01 May 2012
... retrospective assessment of Smith, but also suggesting that greater attention to his contributions will enrich those fields and disciplines that are beginning to write him into their respective histories. (11 12) This work, follow- ing from the historiographical shift in American religious history from a...
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Nova Religio. 2012; 15413–35 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2012.15.4.13
Published: 01 May 2012
..., from Kardecism-like to Candomblé-like. Candomblé, on the other hand, with its bipolar (vs. Umbanda s multi-polar) syncretism, became a primary site of contestation as examinations of racism in Brazil became more critical in the 1960s and 1970s.94 As different evaluations of the preto velho spirits in...
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Nova Religio. 2011; 151122–124 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2011.15.1.122
Published: 01 August 2011
... thesis, which recognizes the meta- physical tradition as of equal importance to other major religious tradi- tions in American culture. On the basis of this two-stage theoretic procedure, Albanese argues for an historiographical reconstruction (4) of American religious history, which would accord...
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Nova Religio. 2007; 11228–58 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2007.11.2.28
Published: 01 November 2007
... Algeria and Daghestan; and (3) late-twentieth-century Islamist and "post-Islamist" interpretations. As is shown, the historiographical discourse went along similar paths in the two countries. At crucial points in time, certain interpretations of the jihad leaders were established and monopolized, while...