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Nova Religio. 2009; 13111–40 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2009.13.1.11
Published: 01 August 2009
... political and religious persecution in a manner marked by openness, universalism and nonviolence. Eschewing Western theological categories for African ones, this article draws upon internal sources and explanations of Legio Maria's notion of messianism and Ondeto's role therein to illustrate that, far from...
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Nova Religio. 2008; 12157–82 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2008.12.1.57
Published: 01 August 2008
... and violence. The main factors that stand out in this case include: a pre-existing religious milieu that expected a violent, millennial event and engendered a radically dualist worldview, with the shah's government as the embodiment of an evil destined to be defeated and removed; a severe persecution...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 234131–133 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.4.131
Published: 15 April 2020
... Religious Right and how evangelical Christians have rede- fined themselves, shifting from seeing themselves as the moral majority to a persecuted minority. He notes how this movement has managed to turn religious freedom claims into a powerful political weapon used to defend their way of life and to...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 234135–136 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.4.135
Published: 15 April 2020
... remain celibate. Religious studies scholars Janet R. Jakobsen and Ann Pellegrini have already writ- ten at length in Love the Sin: Sexual Regulation and the Limits of Religious Tolerance (2004) about the ways religious communities proscribe same- sex relationships even when they accept the born gay...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 234142–144 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.4.142
Published: 15 April 2020
... avoidable typographical errors proliferate throughout the text. Despite the issues and questions that I have raised in this review, Aspects of Pentecostal Christianity in Zimbabwe would provide a useful intro- duction to Pentecostalism in Africa and the African religious landscape for those with no prior...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 234144–146 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.4.144
Published: 15 April 2020
.... Schippers introduction/explanation, then, is highly salient. Finally, Manocha and Tahzib s sympathetic account of the Baha com- munity in the isolated nation of Iran helpfully decenters western pre- occupations with Christian persecution in the Middle East. Given its narrow scope and $100+ price tag...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 23443–68 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.4.43
Published: 15 April 2020
... living things and manifestations of nature are by definition sacred. The divisive policies of the Trump administration are an affront to their most deeply held religious values. Many Pagans, Witches, and magical practitioners had been hoping for a Hillary Clinton victory in the 2016 election, hailing the...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 23264–84 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.23.2.64
Published: 01 November 2019
...- itive Christians. They resided in secluded communities in the Cottian Alps west of Torino and joined the Swiss Reformation in 1532. But they continued to be marginalized and were severely persecuted, and in 1655 the Duke of Savoy (the ancestor of the Kings of Sardinia) killed hun- dreds of Waldensians...
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Nova Religio. 2002; 61174–182 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2002.6.1.174
Published: 01 October 2002
...Susan J. Palmer This research note presents the results of a study of the current ongoing persecution of religious minorities in France and examines the impact of the anti-sect social control measures on fourteen out of the 172 groups listed as " sectes " in the 1996 Guyard Report. Field Notes...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 23160–88 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.23.1.60
Published: 01 August 2019
... businesses like restaurants also help spiritual groups avoid persecution as well as helping them attract new mem- bers . . . indirectly, initially seeking to interest people not in membership but in obtaining goods or services. 87 Similarly, Marion Goldman argues that contemporary new religious movements...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 224120–121 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.22.4.120
Published: 01 May 2019
... book that offers new insights about Judaism in Africa and new African migrant religious communities. The articles in the volume combat and correct deep-rooted stereotypes about Jewish communities in Africa and elsewhere, unearthing histories of groups that combine, in different degrees, African...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 224146–147 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.22.4.146
Published: 01 May 2019
... reading for scholars of American religious history and an effective resource for students to learn both the limitations and potential of different kinds of sources. The compelling subject matter the human drama inherent to polygamy, persecution, and sacrifice and beautiful prose will also attract general...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 224144–146 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.22.4.144
Published: 01 May 2019
... contemporary cognitive science of religion to determine a biological basis for human religious behavior. At different points throughout the book, Hughes identifies what he thinks effective, responsible, yet revealing comparison consists of. He asserts, for example, that comparison ought to be located at the...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 22444–59 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.22.4.44
Published: 01 May 2019
... archaeologist gave her theory popular cre- dence, though her analysis was primarily based not on archaeology but on her reinterpretation of Early Modern period (1500 1800) witch trial documents. Today, these documents are seen as records of the religious and social persecution of people not involved in any...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 22496–104 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.22.4.96
Published: 01 May 2019
... bewilderment and outrage at the red invasion and takeover of Antelope; and one of Sheela s core group of militant would-be assassins Jane Stork (Ma Shanti Bhadra) discuss- ing her crimes with surprising frankness and insight. For the scholar of new religious movements, the series is riveting, but frustrating...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 223108–120 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.22.3.108
Published: 01 February 2019
... distinctly tabloid-style of journalism. It is not disputed that Koresh took multiple wives, some of them underage, to fulfill what he believed was a messianic mission. While this and other controversial sectarian practices based on extraordinary religious claims are intriguing, they are secondary to the...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 2238–35 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.22.3.8
Published: 01 February 2019
... over their general antipathy to any religion: Secularists will warmly approve most of the content of Buddhism and Blasphemy although many will recall that Christians, when a minority, have also made passionate pleas for religious freedom and tolerance, but on attaining power they ruthlessly persecuted...
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Nova Religio. 2018; 222145–154 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2018.22.2.145
Published: 01 November 2018
... analysis. © 2018 by The Regents of the University of California 2018 Jonestown Godwin’s Law religious freedom religious persecution Perspective Godwin s Law and Jones Corollary The Problem of Using Extremes to Make Predictions Rebecca Moore ABSTRACT: Peoples Temple has been seen as the...
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Nova Religio. 2018; 22240–64 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2018.22.2.40
Published: 01 November 2018
...Kristian Klippenstein For years after Peoples Temple ceased to exist, both scholars and the public debated the Temple’s status as a new religious movement. These debates left out an important perspective: Jim Jones’ own evaluation of the Temple’s relation to new religions. This article uses Doug...
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Nova Religio. 2018; 22293–114 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2018.22.2.93
Published: 01 November 2018
... also over them. Mimesis forms part of the cultural process of both the con- struction of and essentialization of minority religious groups as cults. ARE WE IN A CULT? In the years immediately following its demise, news reports and the growing anticult movement talked about Peoples Temple as the...