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Nova Religio (2013) 17 (2): 24–39.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Celia E. Rothenberg American metaphysical Judaism draws on traditional Jewish practices and texts as well as the American metaphysical religious tradition. This article challenges the relegation of American metaphysical Judaism to the category “New Age Judaism” and opens the door to exploring this...
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Nova Religio (2019) 22 (4): 75–88.
Published: 01 May 2019
... ashes of the old economic and social order, which for centuries oppressed and elided native religious practices, and harkens back to precolonial values. Drawing from long-term ethnographic research, media reports, and scholarly works, I aim to examine these new practices to improve our understanding of...
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Nova Religio (2018) 22 (1): 59–86.
Published: 01 August 2018
...Claire Borowik The emergence of digital and internet technologies has created new spaces for religious engagement and introduced alternative venues for community-building, identity construction, and religious practice for marginalized new religions. Ethnographic research on the Family...
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Nova Religio (2015) 19 (1): 45–64.
Published: 01 August 2015
..., facilitating religious practice and finding community. This article examines Edgar Cayce’s Association for Research and Enlightenment (A.R.E.) as a case study for the non-traditional religious affiliation and experience of Nones in the twenty-first century. Through staff and participant interviews and...
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Nova Religio (2012) 15 (4): 3–12.
Published: 01 May 2012
... Christianity in Latin America and beyond; esoteric religious practice in the late modern era; and questions of purity and authenticity, syncretism and anti-syncretism. Through their engagement with these themes, the articles in this issue contribute to a number of important discussions that relate not only to...
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Nova Religio (2014) 18 (2): 45–66.
Published: 01 November 2014
... shamanism though ambivalent about Maya ethnic identity; a middle-aged Pentecostal Christian who is ambivalent about religious practice and belief in the United States and rejects the Maya ethnic label; and a convert to Mormonism in his 30s who has attenuated his ties to his home commu- nity while adopting a...
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Nova Religio (2008) 12 (1): 83–102.
Published: 01 August 2008
...Kirsten Bell Since its inception, Chondogyo has self-consciously maintained an identity as a "new" and "modern" Korean religion. These claims have seen ongoing efforts to rationalize religious practice and theology and purge the movement of "anti-modern," "superstitious" elements. This article...
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Nova Religio (2006) 9 (3): 39–60.
Published: 01 February 2006
...Lee Irwin ABSTRACT: This paper is an overview of the movement among Native American prisoners to have access to native religious practices, specifically pipe ceremonies, sweats, and prayer and drum sessions in prison. These practices form the basis of a new movement that supports a wide range of...
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Nova Religio (2019) 23 (1): 112–114.
Published: 01 August 2019
...Dell deChant © 2019 by The Regents of the University of California 2019 Religious Agrarianism and the Return of Place: From Values to Practice in Sustainable Agriculture . By Todd LeVasseur . State University of New York Press , 2017 . 270 pages. $85.00 cloth; $24.95 paper; ebook...
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Nova Religio (2019) 22 (3): 36–59.
Published: 01 February 2019
... fact, the number of descriptions of hooping as a practice that is “like religion” serves as the basis of our research. In this essay, we examine the connection between embodied experiences in the hoop, the identification of those experiences as religious or spiritual, and the communities that are...
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Nova Religio (2019) 22 (3): 84–107.
Published: 01 February 2019
... Yiguan Dao’s discontinuities with established Buddhism in Thailand. In Thai Theravāda Buddhism, women’s full ordination as bhikkhunī s is not recognized by the authorities and much of the public, and women are considered subordinate to men in the religious dimension. Although certain ideas and practices...
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Nova Religio (2018) 21 (4): 63–87.
Published: 01 May 2018
... comparative perspective to conclude that scholars working in the fields of new religions studies and religious diversity studies should be more aware of the basic historical frameworks into which they place their multidisciplinary practices, practices that could be enriched and strengthened by further...
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Nova Religio (2019) 23 (1): 5–13.
Published: 01 August 2019
...Benjamin E. Zeller This special issue of Nova Religio brings together four articles that examine particular intersections of new religious movements and food. Dan McKanan examines spiritual food practices within the loose network of spiritual movements associated with Anthroposophy, the turn of the...
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Nova Religio (2019) 22 (4): 5–12.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Jeb J. Card The practice of archaeology—the study of material evidence of past human activities—is not in alignment with the human drive to understand relics of the material past as touchstones of mythic origins and evidence of the sacred. New and alternative religious movements, political...
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Nova Religio (2019) 23 (1): 60–88.
Published: 01 August 2019
... farming and natural foods enterprises with its current commitment to organic permaculture and serving the local community through healthy nourishment and perma- culture education. Sunburst s economic enterprises and religious beliefs merge in their spiritual practice of farming, preparing, selling...
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Nova Religio (2020) 23 (4): 5–14.
Published: 15 April 2020
... North America. They approach political magic as an essentially religious phenomenon, in that it deals with the spirit world and attempts to motivate human behavior through the use of symbols. Covering a range of practices from the far right to the far left, the articles argue against prevailing...
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Nova Religio (2016) 19 (3): 78–103.
Published: 01 February 2016
... historical development of Japanese religion itself, but also to colonialism. In addition, I argue that certain aspects of Tenrikyo’s doctrine, idioms and practice are compatible with the religious system in Taiwan, thus enabling Tenrikyo to make inroads into local religion through the process of...
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Nova Religio (2013) 17 (1): 38–58.
Published: 01 August 2013
... conclude that practicing Muslim Tatars are aware of the role their religious education and physical practices play in others’ (often stereotypical) perceptions of them, and they deal with such perceptions by (re)negotiating their religious identities in personal narratives. © 2013 by The Regents of the...
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Nova Religio (2014) 17 (3): 38–63.
Published: 01 February 2014
... two interesting examples of this practice recently have taken place. The first regards the publication of Senate committee recommenda- tions. When the initial report was released, a Today Tonight story, Senate findings on religious cults (7 September 2010), gave a detailed report in which anchor...
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Nova Religio (2017) 21 (1): 31–59.
Published: 01 August 2017
... takes a distinctive approach to the production of ideas about wellness and the reproduction of social relations to support wellness. They articulate a commitment to practices of ecumenical community presently quite rare in Uganda, crossing both ethnic and religious boundaries in favor of direct emphasis...