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Nova Religio (2018) 21 (4): 63–87.
Published: 01 May 2018
...Johannes C. Wolfart This article argues for critical reflection on diachronic and quantitative claims about increasing religious diversity. Influential scholars in several national academies have asserted there is “increasing religious diversity” in various locales. Many also make specific claims...
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Nova Religio (2018) 21 (3): 145–146.
Published: 01 February 2018
... © 2018 by The Regents of the University of California 2018 Deep Equality in an Era of Religious Diversity . By Lori G. Beaman . Oxford University Press 2017 . xvix + 233 pages. $90.00 cloth; ebook available. Priesthood (the historical exclusion of blacks is not mentioned) and...
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Nova Religio (2018) 21 (4): 13–37.
Published: 01 May 2018
... a lack of religious diversity and freedom of religion in premodern centuries. Written from a historical perspective, this article questions this view and suggests historical religious movements within Christianity as possible material for a long-term perspective. Using the Franciscans and the Family...
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Nova Religio (2018) 21 (4): 88–95.
Published: 01 May 2018
... attention to methodological issues will provide a firmer foundation for current claims of a growing religious diversity in the contemporary world. © 2018 by The Regents of the University of California 2018 new religious movements new religions studies apocalypticism religious violence religious...
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Nova Religio (2015) 18 (4): 55–82.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Scott Flower Papua New Guinea is famous for its religious diversity, innovation, and role as the intellectual home of the “cargo-cult.” Contrary to the dominant contemporary trend toward localized and syncretized forms of Christianity, one of the fastest-growing new religious movements in Papua New...
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Nova Religio (2011) 15 (1): 22–43.
Published: 01 August 2011
...Véronique Altglas The Kabbalah Centre is an offshoot of Judaism, which since the 1990s, has spread kabbalistic teaching in several countries to a religiously diverse audience. This article compares two European branches of the Kabbalah Centre: the flourishing London Centre, and the Parisian Centre...
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Nova Religio (2019) 23 (2): 18–41.
Published: 01 November 2019
... economic inequity. As part of their challenge to nineteenth-century social conventions, these communities refrained from including any religious test or expectation of religious adherence for members. The result was the development of spaces where new religious movements and diverse religious expressions...
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Nova Religio (2020) 23 (3): 7–30.
Published: 01 February 2020
...Carine Plancke Bricolage, the mixing of diverse religious resources, has been highlighted as a key process in contemporary spiritualities. Since, in this process, historically or culturally distant and foreign traditions are self-referentially drawn upon as representatives of a true spirituality...
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Nova Religio (2017) 21 (2): 5–12.
Published: 01 November 2017
..., apparitional movements are situated among so many social and political nodes that they are diverse, even internally, and therefore difficult to categorize. Third, apparitions are informed by both grassroots activism and institutional religious structures. These themes challenge categories in the study of...
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Nova Religio (2010) 13 (3): 5–13.
Published: 01 February 2010
...Gordon Shepherd; Gary Shepherd Both the study of emergent religious communities historically and in recent times reveals a rich diversity of communal forms and patterns of change and development. Emergent religious or spiritual communities that survive the initial hazards of public opprobrium...
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Nova Religio (2015) 18 (3): 38–62.
Published: 01 February 2015
... Nigerian Pentecostalism shows a diversity of political orientations in response to inter-religious competition, as well as changing socio-economic contexts and theological orientations. Herein, I focus on the “third democratic revolution” involving the struggle for sustainable democracy (the first two...
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Nova Religio (2020) 24 (1): 95–97.
Published: 29 July 2020
... controversial (230). This book is much-needed in the libraries of communications and media scholars. The editors make a good case for expanding our limited understanding of the term media. The book also contributes to a more diverse understanding of contemporary African religious life. Overall, I highly...
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Nova Religio (2020) 24 (1): 97–98.
Published: 29 July 2020
... media. The book also contributes to a more diverse understanding of contemporary African religious life. Overall, I highly recommend this collection of essays for understanding media (old and new) and its use by various religious groups in Africa. Dawn Hutchinson, Christopher Newport University Faith...
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Nova Religio (2020) 24 (1): 116–118.
Published: 29 July 2020
...Eugene V. Gallagher Martyrdom, Self-Sacrifice, and Self-Immolation: Religious Perspectives on Suicide . Edited by Margo Kitts . Oxford University Press , 2018 . 360 pages. $99.00 cloth; $34.95 paper; ebook available. © 2020 by The Regents of the University of California 2020...
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Nova Religio (2020) 24 (1): 122–125.
Published: 29 July 2020
...George Adams Government Surveillance of Religious Expression: Mormons, Quakers, and Muslims in the United States . By Kathryn Montalbano . Routledge , 2019 . 168 Pages. $155.00 cloth; ebook available. © 2020 by The Regents of the University of California 2020 spiritual, and...
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Nova Religio (2020) 24 (1): 104–105.
Published: 29 July 2020
... of religion. The editors want to move the discussion of what counts as religious, and why, beyond the reliance on figures such as Freud, Marx, Weber, and Durkheim and toward a deeper appreciation of feminist, womanist, (post-) colonialist, and other approaches to the study of religion. They argue...
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Nova Religio (2020) 24 (1): 93–95.
Published: 29 July 2020
... avenues of communication with others. They claim that this is particularly true in the development of niche audiences and diverse, competing religious claims (2). This point is made in several ways throughout the volume. For example, author David Gordon notes that the spread of literacy through...
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Nova Religio (2020) 24 (1): 111–113.
Published: 29 July 2020
... include various forms of opposition, many of which derive from parental, administrative and other parties fears that yoga is religious and therefore cannot be taught to public school children. Across the substantive chapters, the yoga teachers discuss the various ways in which they attempt to...
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Nova Religio (2020) 24 (1): 114–116.
Published: 29 July 2020
... ghosts, explaining the value of these labels for informants. Equally informative are Tea Krulos review of the diverse cryptids (190) sought out and investigated by cryptozoologists, Janet Baldwin s historical and anthro- pological analysis of Tarot reading, and Scott Scribner s Teller- Narrator...
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Nova Religio (2020) 24 (1): 102–104.
Published: 29 July 2020
... scholarship on religious leave-taking. The volume s scope is impressive, its structure is cogent and complementary, and its contribu- tors offer approachable analyses of deconversion and disaffiliation. Readers new to the field will encounter accessible explanations of basic concepts and core debates, while...