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Nova Religio (2020) 23 (4): 119–121.
Published: 15 April 2020
...Ira Robinson © 2020 by The Regents of the University of California 2020 The Making of Modern Jewish Identity: Ideological Change and Religious Conversion . By Motti Inbari . Routledge , 2019 . ix + 172 pages. $140.00 cloth; ebook available. But Rocklin emphasizes that the...
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Nova Religio (2019) 22 (3): 125–127.
Published: 01 February 2019
...Calvin Mercer © 2019 by The Regents of the University of California 2019 Cyber Zen: Imagining Authentic Buddhist Identity, Community, and Practices in the Virtual World of Second Life . By Gregory Price Grieve . Routledge , 2017 . 265 pages. $108.00 cloth; $35.96 paper; ebook...
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Nova Religio (2018) 21 (3): 145.
Published: 01 February 2018
... © 2018 by The Regents of the University of California 2018 Danish but not Lutheran: The Impact of Mormonism on Danish Cultural Identity, 1850–1920 . By Julie K. Allen . University of Utah Press , 2017 . xiii + 292 pages. $36.00 cloth; ebook available. Priesthood (the...
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Nova Religio (2017) 21 (1): 117–118.
Published: 01 August 2017
...Massimo Introvigne © 2017 by The Regents of the University of California 2017 Our Lady of Emmitsburg, Visionary Culture, and Catholic Identity: Seeing and Believing . By Jill M. Krebs . Lexington Books , 2016 . 210 pages. $90.00 cloth; ebook available. direct them to Gulyas work...
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Nova Religio (2017) 20 (4): 125–127.
Published: 01 May 2017
...George Adams © 2017 by The Regents of the University of California 2017 After Identity: Mennonite Writing in North America . Edited by Robert Zacharias . Pennsylvania State University Press , 2015 . 244 Pages. $89.95 cloth; $29.95 paper; ebook available. By taking into account...
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Nova Religio (2017) 20 (3): 128–131.
Published: 01 February 2017
...Christopher A. Plaisance © 2017 by The Regents of the University of California 2017 American Heathens: The Politics of Identity in a Pagan Religious Movement . By Jennifer Snook . Temple University Press , 2015 . xii +221 pages. $94.50 cloth; $29.95 paperback; ebook available...
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Nova Religio (2016) 20 (2): 97–110.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Léon A. van Gulik In this article, I explore how a contemporary religion affects the self-understanding of its adherents and may contribute to the construction of their personal identity, by examining the Wiccan practice of adopting a “Craft name.” All people tell stories to maintain a coherent...
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Nova Religio (2014) 18 (2): 45–66.
Published: 01 November 2014
...C. James MacKenzie This article examines how religion, including new religious movements as well as older options in new contexts, combines with ethnic and community attachments in shaping the identity of Guatemalan economic migrants in southern California. While the literature on transnationalism...
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Nova Religio (2016) 20 (1): 105–106.
Published: 01 August 2016
...David Voas © 2016 by The Regents of the University of California 2016 Post-Materialist Religion: Pagan Identities and Value Change in Modern Europe . By Mika T. Lassander . Bloomsbury , 2014 . 224 pages. $112.00 cloth; $39.95 paper. By the time I graduated [college], I had the...
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Nova Religio (2013) 16 (3): 7–30.
Published: 01 February 2013
... essence, an anthrozoomorphic identity that draws upon the spiritual and supernatural associations of the animal kingdom. I discuss Therianthropes as animal-human “shape-shifters” to highlight the sacred and liminal identity these individuals have formulated through their engagement with “popular occulture...
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Nova Religio (2013) 16 (3): 52–76.
Published: 01 February 2013
... Ethnic Folkway as Religio-ethnic Identity Jennifer Snook ABSTRACT: This article is the result of ethnographic fieldwork among American practitioners of Heathenry, a reconstructionist religious move- ment whose practitioners align themselves with ancient Germanic and Norse cosmology. In this article, I...
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Nova Religio (2013) 16 (3): 31–51.
Published: 01 February 2013
... of healing teas, tonics, and oils. The historiography of the Moorish Science Temple often overlooks these products, but when put in relation with Ali's concept of Moorish identity and the group's approach to physical and spiritual health, these products emerge as material expressions of foundational...
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Nova Religio (2012) 16 (1): 36–60.
Published: 01 August 2012
... orixás axé Candomblé Beads and Identity in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil Heather Shirey ABSTRACT: Strings of beads made of plastic, glass or clay are the most common and visible material representations of the Candomblé orixás (deities) in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil. At the most basic level, Candomblé...
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Nova Religio (2018) 22 (1): 59–86.
Published: 01 August 2018
...Claire Borowik The emergence of digital and internet technologies has created new spaces for religious engagement and introduced alternative venues for community-building, identity construction, and religious practice for marginalized new religions. Ethnographic research on the Family...
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Nova Religio (2011) 14 (4): 30–53.
Published: 01 May 2011
... groups treated science reveals and illuminates a number of distinct characteristics of each one: demographic draw, sub-cultural identity, historical context and perspective on modernity. The way these three Unificationist groups and their teachers talked about science reveals how their shared...
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Nova Religio (2010) 14 (1): 4–23.
Published: 01 August 2010
... vampirism should be viewed foremost as an identity around which social and religious institutions have formed. This model accounts for the mosaic of religious and cultural orientations held by vampires and acknowledges the vampire community's claims that vampirism is not a choice. It also facilitates a...
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Nova Religio (2010) 14 (1): 24–44.
Published: 01 August 2010
...David Redles This paper describes the process of identity formation that occurred just after World War I as certain Germans converted to National Socialism. Based on the autobiographical narratives of early joiners, these self-described Old Fighters, or the Old Guard, recall the Kampfzeit (the...
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Nova Religio (2010) 14 (1): 45–66.
Published: 01 August 2010
...Elijah Siegler This article, based on personal interviews and written surveys of dozens of Americans who self-identify as Daoist, asks how American Daoism provides meaning and shapes the identity of its American adherents. Using Wade Clark Roof's theories about Baby Boomers's spiritual quest as a...
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Nova Religio (2019) 23 (1): 89–111.
Published: 01 August 2019
...Constance Elsberg Food—enjoying it, preparing it, serving it, distributing it, and using it for healing purposes—is central to life in the Healthy, Happy, Holy Organization (3HO). In 3HO’s early years, food beliefs and practices were instrumental in creating community, shaping members’ identities...
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Nova Religio (2009) 13 (1): 92–105.
Published: 01 August 2009
... identity. The Moemedi Pentecostal Church (MPC) emphasizes the Old Testament and biblical Jews in a manner common to many Zionist churches in Africa. While it is common among Zionist churches for congregants to believe they are God's "new chosen people," MPC members take the additional step toward self...