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Nova Religio. 2019; 231115–117 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.23.1.115
Published: 01 August 2019
...Aaron Duggan © 2019 by The Regents of the University of California 2019 Images at Work: The Material Culture of Enchantment . By David Morgan . Oxford University Press , 2018 . 224 pages. $34.95 cloth; ebook available. orphans, with only thirty minutes to spend with their parents...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 22460–74 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.22.4.60
Published: 01 May 2019
... investigators’ engagement with material culture mediates their experience of doubt. Ultimately, this essay argues that material culture, in the form of haunted objects, helps mitigate, produce, and extend investigators’ doubts about the nature of the paranormal and the meaning of materiality itself. © 2019 by...
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Nova Religio. 2013; 16331–51 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2013.16.3.31
Published: 01 February 2013
... Moorish Science Temple beliefs. Ali's dedication to keeping the Moors racially distinct and religiously clean and pure were mutually reinforcing and interpenetrating concerns. Furthermore, his vision of the Moorish nation and its material culture reflected larger trends in health, consumerism, and...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 2245–12 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.22.4.5
Published: 01 May 2019
... spiritual truths. Archaeologists may find authenticity in studying the material culture of a sealed and elusive past that has left only fragments of evidence, but Theosophists find authenticity equally in ancient sites and modern reception of wisdom from esoteric sources. Theosophy s approach to the past...
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Nova Religio. 2015; 19283–99 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2015.19.2.83
Published: 01 November 2015
...David G. Robertson This article examines how millennial (and apocalyptic) prophecy in contemporary conspiracy theory culture is both constructed from, and in turn produces, material things. Influential radio host and filmmaker Alex Jones (b. 1974), constructs his prophecies of imminent “Fall of...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 234147–149 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.4.147
Published: 15 April 2020
... inflated price). In this, I suppose it reflects a new norm in academic publication. Scholars interested in material culture and popular religious expres- sion will find this book a valuable starting point, as will general readers interested in the intersections of family entertainment, pop culture...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 234139–140 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.4.139
Published: 15 April 2020
...Hugh Hodges African Sacred Spaces: Culture, History, and Change . Edited by ’BioDun J. Ogundayo and Julius O. Adekunle . Lexington Books , 2019 . 268 pages. $95.00 cloth; ebook available. © 2020 by The Regents of the University of California 2020 African Sacred Spaces: Culture...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 234113–115 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.4.113
Published: 15 April 2020
... or in dance, theater, or film; by mental images, Canals means dreams, visions, and appari- tions. While the distinction might seem overwrought, it helpfully sug- gests the connections between material and other kinds of images. For instance, dreams and visions have inspired common material images...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 234135–136 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.4.135
Published: 15 April 2020
... relate to specific regions and cultures. Part three is the largest, containing thirteen chapters, but is also the most interesting. The editors made a deliberate decision to focus on conspiracy cultures beyond the Anglophone world. This approach allowed less room for analysis of conspiracy theories with...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 234144–146 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.4.144
Published: 15 April 2020
... dismantling the idea that the religious dimensions of historical events are somehow separable from their larger social, political, geographical, and economic situations; that theology, doctrine, ritual, and morality can be understood as something apart from broader cultural and material contexts. The author...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 23494–110 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.4.94
Published: 15 April 2020
... scientific proofs for the existence of these energies and by prominently displaying various legitimizing visual and material props. The prospect of coming into contact with the mysterious powers emanating from the site attracts numerous visitors and has led to the commodification of the pyramid and tunnel...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 23415–42 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.4.15
Published: 15 April 2020
... emerged as material and political stakes increase, and theorizes the religionizing tendency of segments of the alt-right online as a partly spontaneous and partially deliberate attempt to create “collective effervescence” and galvanize a movement around a charismatic authority. Special focus is given to...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 23443–68 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.4.43
Published: 15 April 2020
...Sabina Magliocco The use of political magic is one of the remarkable and unexpected cultural features to emerge from the 2016 presidential election in the United States. Using a combination of digital and face-to-face ethnography, this article explores the emergence of a movement dedicated to...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 23469–93 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.4.69
Published: 15 April 2020
... the nations. Utilizing primary source materials, I argue that the conspiratorial and millennialist narratives propagated by those associated with the New Apostolic Reformation will continue to hold influence among the Christian Right in the United States through the 2020 presidential elec- tion. This...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 233124–125 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.3.124
Published: 01 February 2020
..., distinguishing it from more expansive introductions to the study of material religion, such as David Morgan s Religion and Material Culture (2010) or S. Brent Plate s Key Terms in Material Religion (2015). Religion is divided into three sections. Part one, Categories, reexa- mines five basic concepts in the...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 233125–128 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.3.125
Published: 01 February 2020
... material religion, such as David Morgan s Religion and Material Culture (2010) or S. Brent Plate s Key Terms in Material Religion (2015). Religion is divided into three sections. Part one, Categories, reexa- mines five basic concepts in the study of religion animism, the sacred, space, time, and...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 233123–124 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.3.123
Published: 01 February 2020
... exemplifies challenges inherent in social-scientific concept formation more generally), and the thorny problem of social measurement (given that historical, cultural, and individual constructions sometimes transect conceptual frameworks). He also discusses the problem of bias and reflects on the ethical...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 233133–135 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.3.133
Published: 01 February 2020
... this repurposing speaks Nova Religio 134 more of the heightened agency of the person in postmodern religious praxis than it does of using the same material for the same purpose over again (161). Rodney Sebastian s discussion of the Ranganiketan Cultural Arts Troupe of Manipur raises the interesting...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 233135–137 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.3.135
Published: 01 February 2020
... heightened agency of the person in postmodern religious praxis than it does of using the same material for the same purpose over again (161). Rodney Sebastian s discussion of the Ranganiketan Cultural Arts Troupe of Manipur raises the interesting theory of reverse pilgrimage, in which sacred cultural...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 23331–59 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.3.31
Published: 01 February 2020
...Christopher Partridge This article discusses the relationship between inner space (the mind/consciousness) and perceptions of outer space (the extraterrestrial) in Western psychedelic cultures. In particular, it analyses the writings and lectures of Terence McKenna, the most influential psychedelic...