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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 (2020) 24 (1): 130–131.
Published: 29 July 2020
... to Nick Lowe, bassist and vocalist of the band. Is calling Maharaj Ji, an unannounced interloper on the stage, the headliner deliberately misleading or simply a poor word choice? Then there are numerous misspelled names Lisapotte (Liselotte), Ashcroft (Ashcraft), even Maharaji (Maharaj Ji), among...
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Nova Religio (2020) 24 (1): 55–76.
Published: 29 July 2020
... activities and what led them to the organiza- tion.8 I also asked them to describe howUniversal Medicine works, as the name covers a wide variety of activities and independent initiatives. Finally, I observed and participated in different kinds of events. This article sketches the main features of The Way of...
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Nova Religio (2020) 24 (1): 90–91.
Published: 29 July 2020
... name of Eastern Lightning) and the Shouters enter the book only because of their alleged troublesomeness (145), discussed in three lines without further elaboration. I understand that Chau is an anthropologist interested in religious practices, rather than the role of religion in society. In a highly...
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Nova Religio (2020) 24 (1): 31–54.
Published: 29 July 2020
... of the same name by Jones was expanded in 2019 as a three-part series called The Cult of the Family. Anne died in 2019 after many years in a nursing home, debilitated by dementia and with few remaining devotees, and while some undisclosed details may have left with her, it is still possible that...
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Nova Religio (2020) 24 (1): 91–93.
Published: 29 July 2020
..., including Falun Gong, but the magnitude of the repression and the resulting international controversies are ignored. Large Christian new religious movements, such as The Church of Almighty God (introduced under its old name of Eastern Lightning) and the Shouters enter the book only because of their alleged...
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Nova Religio (2020) 24 (1): 5–30.
Published: 29 July 2020
... at the University of Tasmania.13 Aside from Wearne s tireless self-promotion and activism, the Committee for Mental Health and National Security existed more-or- less in name only. 14 After the successful campaign against Scientology Doherty: Strange Gods in a Great Southern Land 7 during the...
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Nova Religio (1998) 2 (1): 145–147.
Published: 01 October 1998
... ©© 1998 by The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved. 1998 In the Name of Elijah Muhammad: Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam. By Gardell Mattias . Duke University Press , 1996 . 482 pages. $49.95 cloth, $19.95 paper . 145 Book Reviews Gender...
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Nova Religio (2020) 23 (4): 121–122.
Published: 15 April 2020
... to Buddhism in America. We find here his analyses of familiar landmark theorists, such as Carl Jung, William James, and Erich Fromm, along with a host of more recent influential names, like Steven C. Hayes, Karen Kissel Wegela, and Ken Wilber. Although he maintains a full-time psychotherapy practice...
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Nova Religio (2020) 23 (4): 137–138.
Published: 15 April 2020
..., is the response to avoid confronting paranoid leaders with facts or logic (200)? Is it denouncing publicly what it is, namely paranoid science (201)? Antony Alumkal leaves the answer to readers as their mission. Gregory S. Cootsona, California State University, Chico Nova Religio 138 ...
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Nova Religio (2020) 23 (4): 146–147.
Published: 15 April 2020
... West Chester University of Pennsylvania, is the foremost sociological specialist on modern Paganism in the United States. Those well-acquainted with the academic literature on the subject will know her name well for her three previous books: A Community of Witches (1999), Voices from the Pagan Census...
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Nova Religio (2020) 23 (4): 94–110.
Published: 15 April 2020
... festivities arranged to mark the summer solstice of 2019 included a lecture entitled Pyramids around the World and Bosnian Pyramid Energy by Osmanagic´ (his name sandwiched by the academic titles Dr. and Ph.D but also featured concerts and even stand-up comedy. The music and entertainment presumably attract...
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Nova Religio (2020) 23 (4): 119–121.
Published: 15 April 2020
... of more recent influential names, like Steven C. Hayes, Karen Kissel Wegela, and Ken Wilber. Although he maintains a full-time psychotherapy practice and tea- ches in the Department of Human Development Counseling at Vanderbilt University, Helderman also holds a Ph.D. in Religion, Psychology, and...
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Nova Religio (2020) 23 (4): 127–129.
Published: 15 April 2020
... grand theories or tropes that may confuse or obfuscate more than they explain. Moreover, the book is enhanced by an 18-page, detailed index of proper names, places, topics, and sub-topics. Adam Morris conveys well the incisive critiques of structures of eco- nomic exploitation and gender and racial...
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Nova Religio (2020) 23 (4): 111–113.
Published: 15 April 2020
... to the devotion (8). Alternately depicted as an Indian woman astride a tapir, or a white or mestiza woman wearing a crown, representations of the Venezuelan goddess Mar ´a Lionza are as varied as the cult that carries her name. Over seven chapters, Canals shows how believers establish, maintain, and...
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Nova Religio (2020) 23 (4): 113–115.
Published: 15 April 2020
... consubstantial to the devotion (8). Alternately depicted as an Indian woman astride a tapir, or a white or mestiza woman wearing a crown, representations of the Venezuelan goddess Mar ´a Lionza are as varied as the cult that carries her name. Over seven chapters, Canals shows how believers establish, maintain...
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Nova Religio (2020) 23 (4): 133–135.
Published: 15 April 2020
... would not create children who are inclined to reject their eternal gender or feel attracted to others of the same sex. This belief also helps explain why Mormon leaders have opposed same-sex marriage, namely because gay couples are unable to procreate naturally, which means they will not be able to...
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Nova Religio (2020) 23 (4): 144–146.
Published: 15 April 2020
... with the academic literature on the subject will know her name well for her three previous books: A Community of Witches (1999), Voices from the Pagan Census (2003), and Teenage Witches (2007). Now, Berger is bringing her attention to a subject that scholars of modern Paganism will be very familiar...
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Nova Religio (2020) 23 (4): 15–42.
Published: 15 April 2020
... forces that are typically unleashed during anti- establishment political mobilization in times when political legitimacy is fracturing. I will draw on two classical sociological concepts to make my case, namely E´mile Durkheim s idea of collective effervescence and the notion of charisma formulated by...
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Nova Religio (2020) 23 (4): 43–68.
Published: 15 April 2020
... Nova Religio 48 of the four elements (earth, air, water, and fire), the heavenly hosts and infernal realms, and ancestors. Next, they lit a small orange candle stub inscribed with Trump s name and spoke these words in unison: I call upon you To bind Donald J. Trump So that his malignant works may fail...