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Nova Religio. 2018; 22265–92 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2018.22.2.65
Published: 01 November 2018
... unencumbered by the social problems paradigm, offering instead an approach that is compatible with a social possibilities paradigm. © 2018 by The Regents of the University of California 2018 Peoples Temple activity theory genre organizational communication social possibilities Verbal Orders Don...
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Nova Religio. 2016; 20282–96 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2016.20.2.82
Published: 01 November 2016
... significant is raised and challenged. The article concludes with reasons for moving new religions scholarship beyond the social problems paradigm in favor of a paradigm of social possibilities. © 2016 by The Regents of the University of California 2016 social problems paradigm social possibilities...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 23415–42 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.4.15
Published: 15 April 2020
...Egil Asprem The election of the 45th president of the United States set in motion a hidden war in the world of the occult. From the meme-filled underworld of alt-right-dominated imageboards to a widely publicized “binding spell” against Trump and his supporters, the social and ideological divides...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 23443–68 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.4.43
Published: 15 April 2020
.... Paradoxically, those participating in magic rituals against the Trump administration seem to be those who believe most strongly in modernity and a future based on liberal ideals. POLITICAL AND SOCIAL CONTEXTS The election of Donald J. Trump as president of the United States on 8 November 2016 left many...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 233130–131 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.3.130
Published: 01 February 2020
... relationships and construct their languages and reality from a radically different vantage point than any Western societies. Far from backwards or simple, these paradigms are ripe with possibility for guiding our globalized, fast-paced world towards a brighter future. Nova Religio 130 It would have been nice to...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 233128–130 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.3.128
Published: 01 February 2020
... meaning and function of SBNR, to the exclusion of the possibility that it might also be based on cognitive, emotive, and experiential content, seems to be rather short-sighted and reflective of a certain dogmatism about religion as a social phenomenon that has crept into the academic study of religion...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 23386–109 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.3.86
Published: 01 February 2020
... production social possibilities Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping Contemporary Religious Production on a Planet Passing Tipping Points Todd LeVasseur ABSTRACT: This article argues that the religious thought and rituals of Reverend Billy Talen are a form of dark green animist religion and...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 2337–30 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.3.7
Published: 01 February 2020
... sup- ports these ideas. Wildness was interpreted as following one s spontane- ous impulses and expressing one s true self and therefore entailed a capacity to move beyond habitual patterns and internalized social norms. As in Estes book, the workshops had a psychological orientation and therapeutic...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 232121–123 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.23.2.121
Published: 01 November 2019
... by modern West African families and soci- eties. Nevertheless, it is his willingness to treat informants viewpoints as legitimate rather than as simple expressions of outside social forces that challenges Western paradigms and thereby makes this work so innova- tive and valuable to specialists and...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 231142–145 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.23.1.142
Published: 01 August 2019
... can sometimes fall prey to spurious claims and abuses, as noted in the specific cases of The Teacher and Mohan Singh, both sexual predators cum gurus originating in Britain. But Gallagher s own chapter on the Bible s prophetic paradigm that confers legitimacy, authority and urgency upon various...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 23138–59 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.23.1.38
Published: 01 August 2019
..., following the work of Graham Harvey. The consequences are framed in terms of the effects fasting has on the social organization of relatedness, or kinship, and on accusations of being dangerous or exhibiting “cult-like” behavior. © 2019 by The Regents of the University of California 2019 New Age...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 23189–111 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.23.1.89
Published: 01 August 2019
..., nuts, vegetables, grains, Elsberg: Bootstraps and Turbans 93 legumes, and dairy products. The 3HO website refers to Ayurveda as the sister science to yoga. 14 Central to Ayurveda is the idea of balance. One should balance aspects of one s life (spiritual, psychological, social, physical, etc live in...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 224126–127 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.22.4.126
Published: 01 May 2019
... context, not least as he shows how the use of terms like cult, fundamentalism, and terrorism can exacerbate conflicts. Kippenberg wants to devise a new paradigm for research (vii) that moves away from broad assertions that religions are either a major source of global conflicts because of their...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 2245–12 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.22.4.5
Published: 01 May 2019
... or from channeled spirits or ultrater- restrials,11 professional archaeologists may either ignore or veer into ridicule, which is the third possible response. This is an understandable reaction. Formal study in archaeology covers topics such as social Card: Archaeology and New Religious Movements 7...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 2238–35 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.22.3.8
Published: 01 February 2019
... critiquing the British Christian social and political order. Anti-Christianity became a defining characteristic as this new group sought to position itself as the domi- nant form of Buddhism in the UK and reshape Western culture in what it alleged was a more Buddhist and progressive mode. Blasphemy, one of...
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Nova Religio. 2018; 2223–14 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2018.22.2.3
Published: 01 November 2018
..., a framework for probing goal-directed human labor. Adopting David Feltmate s social possibilities paradigm, 22 Shearer surveys the means by which Temple members were able to organize the mass migration of a thousand people from the United States to Guyana. Using memos, letters, forms...
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Nova Religio. 2018; 222115–136 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2018.22.2.115
Published: 01 November 2018
... communal living and racial reconciliation without including Jones prophecies about the end of the world and his constant demands for loyalty. CONCLUSION In 2016 I observed that we should move from a social problems paradigm for assessing new religions to a social possibilities paradigm. By that I meant...
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Nova Religio. 2018; 222145–154 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2018.22.2.145
Published: 01 November 2018
... problematic groups. David Feltmate, Perspective: Rethinking New Religious Movements Beyond a Social Problems Paradigm, Nova Religio 20, no. 2 (2016): 84. 17 David Luban, Liberalism, Torture, and the Ticking Bomb, in The Torture Debate in America, ed. Karen J. Greenberg (New York: Cambridge University...
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Nova Religio. 2018; 22215–39 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2018.22.2.15
Published: 01 November 2018
... enlistment of believers in social action was central to Jones interest in the Peace Mission, but how he felt about Father Divine s claims to be God is not completely clear. In a sermon dating possibly to 1957 or 1958, Jones challenged the leader s deification and simultaneously admired Father Divine s...
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Nova Religio. 2018; 22159–86 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2018.22.1.59
Published: 01 August 2018
... religious practice and the challenges this gives rise to in maintaining community values, social boundaries, and a shared identity.8 Notwithstanding the ubiquitous presence of religion on the inter- net, empirical research has been limited in exploring the ways new religious subcultures are being...