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Nova Religio. 2017; 21131–59 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2017.21.1.31
Published: 01 August 2017
... on mutual aid and good living. In particular, this study is concerned with the new sound these ritual strategies establish for a brand of social conviviality that emerges from an older and broader ritual healing repertory called kusamira . © 2017 by The Regents of the University of California 2017...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 23415–42 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.4.15
Published: 15 April 2020
... strong internet presence since the late 1990s. The so-called Golden Dawn flame wars that erupted around the schisms Nova Religio 20 and legal battles were conducted largely online, through the exchange of incendiary attacks and allegations on websites, forums, and blogs. While mutual attacks between...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 23386–109 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.3.86
Published: 01 February 2020
... them to embrace their animal bodies, appreciate the beauty of a sacred Earth, and to rejoin authentic human community based on justice, shar- ing, and mutual aid. For example, in an online video posted on his website on 23 February 2010,58 Reverend Billy invites audience members to join him and his...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 23218–41 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.23.2.18
Published: 01 November 2019
... blueprints were followed correctly. In his early nineteenth-century texts, Fourier described a future world in which the nation-state had passed away, replaced by numerous, interconnected communities that together maintained global trade networks. These communities would form self-sustaining and mutually...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 23138–59 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.23.1.38
Published: 01 August 2019
... family anymore, and spoke of them rarely, in softly negative tones. I knew her through a small, local circus group. On a baking hot day in the summer of that year she brought hula hoops, juggling balls, flowers, and fabric over to a mutual friend s house for use in a future circus performance. Alice...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 22496–104 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.22.4.96
Published: 01 May 2019
... this video, Bhagwan complained about Sheela and her fascist gang, and he mentioned, in passing, that Sheela s aides had been sedating the homeless people brought into Rajneeshpuram6 to render them more controllable. He noted that one man had died of an overdose and they had taken his body outside the...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 22384–107 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.22.3.84
Published: 01 February 2019
... transregional networks for mutual aid and support during life crises and in locating employment. This study comprises four parts. First, I discuss Yiguan Dao s back- ground and the means by which it was brought to Thailand. Second, I review the views of gender in Thai Buddhism and several Buddhist reform...
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Nova Religio. 2018; 22293–114 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2018.22.2.93
Published: 01 November 2018
... complex historical reality of Peoples Temple. Three symbolic strands combine to construct the concept of a “cult”: the power of a charismatic leader, isolation from outside influences, and consuming poison, or “drinking the Kool-Aid.” In popular culture, these symbols are used in order to apportion blame...
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Nova Religio. 2018; 2223–14 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2018.22.2.3
Published: 01 November 2018
... occurred behind closed doors within the hierarchically structured Moore: Jonestown, Forty Years On 5 organization. Group catharsis sessions were held to mutually criticize and correct social and behavioral problems, either through corporal punishment or by verbal abuse. Jones required selected followers...
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Nova Religio. 2017; 21160–84 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2017.21.1.60
Published: 01 August 2017
... one s life path and feeling connected with one s occupation, sexuality, friends, and family draw many adherents to the group. For followers such as Luciane, a journalist in her early thirties, involvement with the group aided her construction of a spiritual identity and development of a strong sense...
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Nova Religio. 2016; 20160–85 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/novo.2016.20.1.60
Published: 01 August 2016
...- dence pertaining to these objects and determine if they posed a threat to the United States. Hundreds of amateur organizations were founded in order to do the same, such as the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) and the National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomenon (NICAP). The government concluded...
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Nova Religio. 2016; 194119–144 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2016.19.4.119
Published: 01 May 2016
... freedom and rationality, so humans can freely love him in return. Through humans God is connected with the whole of his creation. Mutuality or responsiveness is built into the very nature of love, and thus, of course, of Love Itself as Swedenborg defined God.8 A heaven from the human race is the...
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Nova Religio. 2016; 19354–77 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2016.19.3.54
Published: 01 February 2016
.... It was established by Cheng Yen and several laywomen in 1966 in Hualien City on Taiwan s east coast. Originally Tzu Chi functioned as a mutual aid association to do charity work in Eastern Taiwan. From the 1980s onward it experienced rapid growth. The organization built its first modern hospital in...
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Nova Religio. 2016; 19331–53 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2016.19.3.31
Published: 01 February 2016
... conservative Catholics, several Our Lady of Emmitsburg messages and supporters interpretations of those messages under- score the importance of family. Gianna Sullivan has reported that the dignity of motherhood has been stripped through the legalization and practice of abortion, and that the AIDS epidemic is...
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Nova Religio. 2015; 18455–82 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2015.18.4.55
Published: 01 May 2015
... public places and that s why our traditional customs are important. Before, a woman had to be a virgin before she got married but today this doesn t happen. It s a sad story. Now we have babies with no father, unmarried sex and an AIDS epidemic because we have been weakened by the Western missionaries.59...
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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. 2014; 1736–37 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2014.17.3.6
Published: 01 February 2014
... teaching methods and aides, stories, metaphors and so on that would auto- matically be handed down, learned and totally understood within a sampradaya. But they may still be a good teacher by virtue of their own Nova Religio 22 reading, understanding, etc. and because whoever taught them had a good grasp...
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Nova Religio. 2013; 172119–121 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2013.17.2.119
Published: 01 November 2013
... Ibsen s plays, Kontou draws a parallel with materialization se´ances giving way to mental mediumship in which the ability to reproduce a life with accuracy and some gravitas was valued. Kontou argues that the SPR s interests in the psychic and psychological aspects of Spiritualism aided in this...
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Nova Religio. 2013; 16411–34 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2013.16.4.11
Published: 01 May 2013
... communication with God through prophecy, strict Christian holiness practices of purity, honesty, and daily discipline, and the unity of the church as the Body of Christ has allowed the congregation to function as a highly coherent mutual aid society. The evangelicals regard their survival in the camp, the...
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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...