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Nova Religio. 2020; 234115–116 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.4.115
Published: 15 April 2020
... College John of God: The Globalization of Brazilian Faith Healing. Cristina Rocha. Oxford University Press, 2017. xii + 269 pages. $115.00 cloth; $33.95 paper; ebook available. The New Age has always been global, both in its networks of practice and its imaginaries. Its globe, however, has not rotated on...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 234113–115 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.4.113
Published: 15 April 2020
... been global, both in its networks of practice and its imaginaries. Its globe, however, has not rotated on a balanced axis. It wobbles to the history of colonial imbalances from which its practitioners contacted, sampled, and consumed the sacred worlds of the colonized. But as globalization has...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 23415–42 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.4.15
Published: 15 April 2020
... practicing Asprem: The Magical Theory of Politics 19 magicians. The driving force was not so much the literal belief in the magical efficacy of binding spells as the successful engagement of peo- ple s emotions through the subversive power associated with magic and witchcraft in the popular imaginary.12 The...
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Nova Religio. 2015; 18483–101 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2015.18.4.83
Published: 01 May 2015
... home to six Mormon temples. The Polynesian Latter-day Saint population is increasing in both percentage and absolute numbers, and peoples in the Pacific “islands of the sea” continue to play a central role in the Mormon missionary imaginary. This article explores Polynesians in the LDS Church and...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 23331–59 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.3.31
Published: 01 February 2020
..., Luna (whose work is explicitly indebted to McKenna44) comments that it is not strange that the UFO motif, which is part of the modern imaginary perhaps, as proposed by Jung, even an archetypal expression of our times is used by shamans as a device for spiritual transportation into other worlds. 45...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 2337–30 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.3.7
Published: 01 February 2020
... is rather than transmit- ting a clearly defined view. The interviews nevertheless presented a strik- ingly similar imaginary around the figure of the wild woman that was disclosed in the way participants related their experiences of the work- shop and the impact it had on their lives. The...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 232123–124 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.23.2.123
Published: 01 November 2019
... scholarship this should no longer be the case. In his introduction, the Stetson University history professor states that no mass political movement drew as consciously or consistently as the Nazis on what I call the supernatural imaginary . . . in order to attract a generation of German men and women...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 232121–123 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.23.2.121
Published: 01 November 2019
... scholarship this should no longer be the case. In his introduction, the Stetson University history professor states that no mass political movement drew as consciously or consistently as the Nazis on what I call the supernatural imaginary . . . in order to attract a generation of German men and women...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 232108–110 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.23.2.108
Published: 01 November 2019
... vehicle for conjuring a violent imaginary as an act of cultural expression that em- ploys not only a cosmology of threat, able to destabilize asymmetrical power relations, but also can enhance menace through ritualization (50 51). This ability for ritual to foment a violent imaginary is deeply...
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Nova Religio. 2013; 16463–92 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2013.16.4.63
Published: 01 May 2013
..., exploring how conceptual changes associated with contemporary processes of globalization such as time-space compression and deterritorialization function as structuring elements within the religious imaginary laid out by the Valley’s founders in the 1960s and 1970s, a period of rapid economic, social, and...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 22427–43 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.22.4.27
Published: 01 May 2019
... landscape by constructing an imaginary world around them, just like readers of a text con- struct an imaginary universe during the process of reading. . . . People in different ages constructed monuments in their receptions in a way that made sense then, as part of distinctive imaginary worlds...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 22475–88 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.22.4.75
Published: 01 May 2019
...-first-century recovered traditions are current religious practices with claims to native Andean authenticity. To illustrate their emergence and scope in Bolivia s social imaginary,4 I analyze the recently instituted national Andean New Year ritual that originated as a celebration of the winter solstice...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 223159–161 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.22.3.159
Published: 01 February 2019
... in the cultural imaginary of the time and reveals how the specter of the Native American was used as a political tool. Elizabeth Schleber Lowry, Arizona State University The Oxford Illustrated History of Witchcraft and Magic. Edited by Owen Davies. Oxford University Press, 2017. 416 pages. $39.95...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 223157–159 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.22.3.157
Published: 01 February 2019
... the deceased subaltern subject. Overall, however, the Specter of the Indian offers a valuable dem- onstration of how white guilt manifested in the cultural imaginary of the time and reveals how the specter of the Native American was used as a political tool. Elizabeth Schleber Lowry, Arizona State...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 22360–83 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.22.3.60
Published: 01 February 2019
.... Bromley, Anson D. Shupe, and J.C. Ventimiglia defined an atrocity tale as a presentation of [an atrocity] (real or imaginary) in such a way as to (a) evoke moral outrage by specifying and detailing the value violations, (b) authorize, implicitly or explicitly, punitive sanctions, and (c) mobilize control...
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Nova Religio. 2018; 222137–144 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2018.22.2.137
Published: 01 November 2018
... Jonestown and typically draw on historical sources (inter- views, news reels, archival footage), in addition to reenactments. Fictional television episodes, though, blend elements of different histor- ical groups together in a single episode to create an imaginary cult. For example, the Minimal Loss...
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Nova Religio. 2018; 22215–39 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2018.22.2.15
Published: 01 November 2018
... Jones (1902 1977), who believed in rein- carnation from the time she was a teenager and held that her son had an exceptional spiritual destiny foretold to her in a vision while she was pregnant. Guinn also identifies Lynetta as the source of Jones ideas about a sky god, an imaginary deity in...
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Nova Religio. 2013; 1645–10 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2013.16.4.5
Published: 01 May 2013
... attend to the role that the transnational imagination plays in religious discourse and practice. © 2013 by The Regents of the University of California 2013 religion transnationalism transnational turn globalization imaginaries Religion and the Transnational Imagination Stephen Selka...
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Nova Religio. 2018; 21463–87 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2018.21.4.63
Published: 01 May 2018
... measuring initial and final states by different standards. The result is a false diachronic estimation of religious diversity changes over time in levels of religious diversity that may be wholly imaginary. Indeed, such confusion in assessing initial and final states is quite widespread in both academic and...
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Nova Religio. 2018; 213142–144 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2018.21.3.142
Published: 01 February 2018
... more invested in the reality of RPG fantasy than were gamers themselves. What is the fear motivating the New Christian Right s serious play (183, 204)? The religious movement s suspicion of the imaginary nature of its own religious worldviews, according to Laycock. He demonstrates that the New...