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Nova Religio (2017) 21 (1): 60–84.
Published: 01 August 2017
...E. Stone Salto Quântico is a rapidly growing religious movement based in Aracaju, Brazil. Syncretizing New Age, Spiritist and Christian precepts, the group exposes followers to spiritual discourse and ideology imparted by enlightened spirit guides through leader and medium Benjamin Teixeira de...
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Nova Religio (2020) 24 (1): 100–102.
Published: 29 July 2020
... and demonstrating Michael Stausberg s observation that leaving religion . . . is not the same as leaving a religion, the handbook depicts the latter as well as the former (99). While brevity and standardization constrict some chapters, the breadth of religions covered catalyzes new possibilities in...
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Nova Religio (2020) 24 (1): 102–104.
Published: 29 July 2020
..., Myanmar, New Zealand, and the Middle East. Europe and the United States remain, however, the central geographic focus. Notably absent are any studies promoting examinations of leaving religions in Africa or Latin America. Nevertheless, Handbook of Leaving Religion marks a concerted effort to expand...
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Nova Religio (2020) 24 (1): 5–30.
Published: 29 July 2020
... Anderson Inquiry and (allegedly) alerting overseas govern- ments in Rhodesia and New Zealand regarding Scientology s activities, the Committee faded into obscurity.15 Before his untimely death in 1970, Wearne briefly re-emerged in the late 1960s to claim in a sworn affidavit that his activities against...
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Nova Religio (2020) 24 (1): 31–54.
Published: 29 July 2020
... she was born in Australia, became a New Zealander with her fellow triplets in 1984, the year her name was changed from Andre´e to Sarah and she travelled to England to undergo what she describes as a horrific initiation ritual.47 To Sarah, the changed birthdays and relationships among children...
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Nova Religio (2019) 23 (2): 5–17.
Published: 01 November 2019
... as yet unknown messiah figure, by the people themselves, or by some combination of the three. Among the Maori in New Zealand, a number of nineteenth-century prophets arose to reclaim land lost, driven by divine revelation and a sense of immediacy, as their identity and culture was circumscribed.9 In...
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Nova Religio (2019) 22 (3): 8–35.
Published: 01 February 2019
... eighty centers) and also has a notable presence in India, Australia, and New Zealand.11 FWBO, or Triratna, Buddhism is eclectic, based on the ideas, teach- ings, and practices preferred by Sangharakshita. Influences from the Southeast Asian Theravada and Tibetan Vajrayana traditions are espe- cially...
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Nova Religio (2018) 22 (1): 135–136.
Published: 01 August 2018
... ever-growing corpus of academic literature on modern Pagan religiosity. The editor, Kathryn Rountree of New Zealand s Massey University, is perhaps best-known for her work on feminist Pagan Witchcraft. In this volume, however, she brings together research on a far wider array of Pagan groups, including...
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Nova Religio (2018) 22 (1): 136–138.
Published: 01 August 2018
... Ezzy s chapter on the ways in which the Wheel of the Year a festival system established by the Wiccans of 1950s Britain has been adapted for Australia s environmen- tal conditions. Crossing over to New Zealand, Dawne Sanson provides an overview on the often productive relationship among (largely) white...
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Nova Religio (2018) 22 (1): 133–135.
Published: 01 August 2018
... Palgrave Studies in New Religions and Alternative Spiritualities, Cosmopolitanism, Nationalism, and Modern Paganism represents a welcome addition to the ever-growing corpus of academic literature on modern Pagan religiosity. The editor, Kathryn Rountree of New Zealand s Massey University, is perhaps best...
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Nova Religio (2018) 21 (4): 63–87.
Published: 01 May 2018
... practice is highlighted by the outcome of their ranking of nations by relative religious diversity. The United States population emerged as evi- dencing moderate diversity (with an index of 4.1 out of a possible 10), whereas New Zealand (with an index of 6.1) evidenced high diversity. In fact, in a...
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Nova Religio (2017) 21 (1): 136.
Published: 01 August 2017
..., Auckland University of Technology, Wakefield Tower, Level 14, Wakefield Street, Auckland Central 1010, New Zealand. Email: e.stone@aut.ac.nz LAURA VANCE, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Warren Wilson College, P.O. Box 9000, Asheville, North Carolina 28895-9000, USA. Email: lvance@warren...
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Nova Religio (2017) 21 (1): 120–122.
Published: 01 August 2017
... available. In the last decade a series of tell-all autobiographies of former mem- bers of the so-called Exclusive Brethren (now officially known as the Plymouth Brethren Christian Church) have appeared through Australian and New Zealand publishing houses. The latest addition to this subgenre, a self...
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Nova Religio (2017) 21 (1): 118–120.
Published: 01 August 2017
... appeared through Australian and New Zealand publishing houses. The latest addition to this subgenre, a self-published memoir by Joy Nason, provides a well- written example of how and why former Brethren have come to mobilize against their former coreligionists. For those familiar with other autobiographies...
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Nova Religio (2017) 21 (1): 85–99.
Published: 01 August 2017
... America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Japan). Moreover, Seventh-day Adventism has a massive institutional reach, with the second-largest parochial school system in the world after Roman Catholicism, as well as worldwide healthcare, media, and humanitarian operations. Despite its robust growth and...
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Nova Religio (2017) 21 (1): 100–101.
Published: 01 August 2017
... than a small limited group of scholars. Further, at least since the turn of the century in the Western world religion has come to be less and less a matter of belief. If there is a new mantra chanted by those with and without specific religious beliefs it is spirituality, whether within or outside of...
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Nova Religio (2016) 20 (1): 32–59.
Published: 01 August 2016
... 2012.45 Support for the group grew, and by February 2014 it could claim four actively consecrated priests; two in Los Angeles (Subia and Quinn), one in Germany (Hernestus), and another in Seattle, as well as five priests-in- training, one each in West Virginia, England, and New Zealand, and two more in...
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Nova Religio (2015) 18 (4): 141.
Published: 01 May 2015
.... O. Box 600, Wellington 6014, New Zealand. Email: Paul.Morris@vuw.ac.nz JAAP TIMMER, Department of Anthropology, Macquarie University, Level 6, W6A Building, Sydney, New South Wales 2109, Australia. Email: jaap.timmer@mq.edu.au GARRY W. TROMPF, Department of Studies in Religion, University of Sydney...
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Nova Religio (2015) 18 (4): 83–101.
Published: 01 May 2015
... The Regents of the University of California 2015 Religious Studies Programme, 14 Kelburn Parade, P. O. Box 600, Wellington 6014, New Zealand. Email: Paul.Morris@vuw.ac.nz Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Mormonism Polynesia Samoa Tonga New Zealand Polynesians and Mormonism...
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Nova Religio (2015) 18 (4): 5–15.
Published: 01 May 2015
... on Polynesia the many islands in the great triangle from Aotearoa (New Zealand) in the southwest, to Hawai i in the north, on to Rapanui (Easter Island) to the east. The tiny atolls of Micronesia (the small islands across the north-central Pacific have their further moments in post-Spanish...