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Nova Religio. 2019; 223156–157 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.22.3.156
Published: 01 February 2019
...Martha L. Finch © 2019 by The Regents of the University of California 2019 Oneida: From Free Love Utopia to the Well-Set Table . By Ellen Wayland-Smith . New York : Picador , 2016 . 336 pages. $27.00 cloth; $19.95 paper; ebook available. significant contribution to debates over...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 23443–68 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.4.43
Published: 15 April 2020
... to feelings of anxiety and helplessness. Drawing from the approach of anthropologist James C. Scott, it analyzes magic as an art of resistance, an aesthetic, performative, as well as political response. Finally, it examines the fissures within the magical resistance as clashes in ethics, aesthetics...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 22413–26 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.22.4.13
Published: 01 May 2019
... America to examine the ways in which the ancient world was represented. While the beliefs of the Theosophical Society and related groups are not always well known to the general public, it is argued that their beliefs have nevertheless had a broad impact on public audiences through adoption in popular...
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Nova Religio. 2018; 21488–95 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2018.21.4.88
Published: 01 May 2018
...J. Gordon Melton In response to Nova Religio articles by Andreas Pietsch and Sita Steckel, Michael Driedger, and Johannes C. Wolfart calling for a reframing of new religious movements by new religions scholars, agreement is offered that new religions studies will be well served by incorporating...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 234129–131 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.4.129
Published: 15 April 2020
... more) for Trump s appeal without resorting to claims of mind control. Brainwashing claims require strong proof. Hassan does not supply it. In a novel departure from Robert Lifton s well-known criteria of brainwashing, Hassan asserts that in the digital age the process does not require imprisonment to...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 234122–124 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.4.122
Published: 15 April 2020
... interdisciplinary topic. Religion scholars, therapists, and Buddhists, even if they do not have a particular interest in the intersection of Buddhism and psycho- therapy, will value this book. While informed lay readers and students can certainly benefit as well, Helderman s work is scholarly throughout, and not...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 234131–133 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.4.131
Published: 15 April 2020
... years. The subtitle, with its emphasis on bloody, is a forewarning of what is to come in this informative and fact-filled volume. Steven Waldman, long-time journalist and co-founder of BeliefNet, presents his history of religiously inspired violence in eighteen well-researched and documented chapters...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 234124–125 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.4.124
Published: 15 April 2020
...-mystical itinerary within all mystical traditions, sub- stantiated through a comparative study of Therava¯da Buddhism, Patan jali s Yoga, and Catholic mysticism, as well as new breakthroughs in the Cognitive Science of Religion (CSR). Ultimately Rose argues that these three mystical traditions attest to...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 234121–122 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.4.121
Published: 15 April 2020
... great diversity of significant therapeutic approaches. Books, conferences, or- ganizations, and at least one graduate program provide structure and impetus to prescribing the dharma. Ira Helderman s intention, which he accomplishes well, is to exam- ine this assortment of psychotherapeutic approaches...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 234146–147 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.4.146
Published: 15 April 2020
... West Chester University of Pennsylvania, is the foremost sociological specialist on modern Paganism in the United States. Those well-acquainted with the academic literature on the subject will know her name well for her three previous books: A Community of Witches (1999), Voices from the Pagan Census...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 234119–121 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.4.119
Published: 15 April 2020
... distinguished scholar whose previous books have explored the interplay of Jewish Orthodoxy, Zionism, and modernity. He is thus well positioned to explore the intricacies of modern Jewish identity, which he does in his latest book, The Making of Modern Jewish Identity: Ideological Change and Religious Conversion...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 234139–140 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.4.139
Published: 15 April 2020
... is meant by the term space, how space might be defined as sacred, and what it means for a sacred space to be African. The results are predictably variable. Every chapter is, in its own right, serious and well-researched. In some instances, however Kevin Young s chapter on the sixteenth- century...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 234144–146 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.4.144
Published: 15 April 2020
... pilgrimage with the needs for economic growth and ecological sustainability. As this study discloses, a failure to find this balance can lead to disasters that are inevitably read as a human disregard for the resident divine powers and traditions of an area, as well as for the ecological realities of...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 23415–42 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.4.15
Published: 15 April 2020
... is more ambitious. A sufficient answer must proceed by seeing the magic war not simply as an internal political dispute in the magical community (although it is that as well), but rather as a response to a broader crisis of political legitimacy that has engulfed the United States and is sensed in...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 234133–135 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.4.133
Published: 15 April 2020
... President Donald Trump, who based much of his campaign and actions since on an anti-Islam theme. The rhetoric of the president, coupled with the new role played by social media, has changed the tone in America not only toward immigration but toward religious freedom as well. Waldman observes that President...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 234118–119 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.4.118
Published: 15 April 2020
... Conversion. By Motti Inbari. Routledge, 2019. ix + 172 pages. $140.00 cloth; ebook available. Motti Inbari is a distinguished scholar whose previous books have explored the interplay of Jewish Orthodoxy, Zionism, and modernity. He is thus well positioned to explore the intricacies of modern Jewish identity...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 234141–142 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.4.141
Published: 15 April 2020
... and topics dis- cussed in this section including the Pentecostalization of mainline churches, the prosperity gospel as a central characteristic of African Pentecostalism, Pentecostalism as an urban phenomenon, as well as the similarities and differences between African indigenous churches and...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 234135–136 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.4.135
Published: 15 April 2020
... studies scholars, there are also contributions from scholars of psychology, history, sociology, political science, philos- ophy, and anthropology. The volume is organized into three parts. Part one, Explanations, considers theoretical approaches to conspiracy theory and religion as well as how such...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 23494–110 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.4.94
Published: 15 April 2020
... several other ancient structures as well. In addition to the aforementioned Pyramid of the Sun and Pyramid of the Moon, he claims Hammer and Swartz: The Bosnian Pyramid Phenomenon 95 that two other similar structures have been discovered; these have been dubbed the Pyramid of Love and the Pyramid of the...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 234147–149 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.4.147
Published: 15 April 2020
..., manufactured nostalgia, reactionary politics, and religious sentiment. Despite its scattershot organization, the book is thoughtful, well- written, and engaging. Scott Lowe, University of Wisconsin Eau Claire Reviews 149 ...