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Nova Religio (2023) 27 (1): 29–50.
Published: 01 August 2023
... of Gnosticism. We also argue that the way the concept “Gnosticism” is understood within the group is reminiscent of the way it is constructed in certain scholarly circles. This brings to attention the relationship between modern academic publications and the construction of new religious movements...
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Nova Religio (2023) 27 (1): 51–78.
Published: 01 August 2023
...Yitzhak Dahan; Janet Cohen This study discusses the religious identity and organizational patterns of a community of baalei teshuvah as a unique form of new religious movement. Findings over time show that community members originally took steps to integrate and merge with the dominant group...
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Nova Religio (2023) 26 (3): 80–100.
Published: 01 February 2023
... participation in republican citizenship practices and adaptations of Israeli cultural values. The article discusses the representation of alternative religious and spiritual movements as a danger to the Israeli Army by anticult movements, and the response of new religious movements to such accusations. Through...
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Nova Religio (2022) 26 (1): 59–82.
Published: 01 August 2022
... people were killed. After the collapse of the Soviet political system, new religious movements began spreading rapidly in Eastern European nations at the beginning of the 1990s. The first anticult movements in Hungary were closely connected to the political conservativism and traditional religiosity...
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Nova Religio (2021) 24 (3): 6–35.
Published: 01 February 2021
...Irina Sadovina Attitudes toward alternative spirituality in Russia are shaped by legislative limitations on religious freedom, the state’s traditionalism, and Russian Orthodox anticultism. Nevertheless, public personalities associated with new religious movements persist and flourish. Oleg Torsunov...
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Nova Religio (2020) 24 (1): 55–76.
Published: 29 July 2020
... structure. The movement is further contextualized within the Theosophical tradition following Alice A. Bailey (1880–1849), ideas from the New Age, and Australian culture. © 2020 by The Regents of the University of California 2020 New Religious Movements Australia Universal Medicine New Age Serge...
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Nova Religio (2020) 24 (1): 5–30.
Published: 29 July 2020
... of the local societal reactions occasioned by various home grown and international new religious movements that have proved controversial. This article identifies a series of the key episodes and periods that might serve as historical landmarks for the writing of a more fulsome history of new religions...
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Nova Religio (2020) 23 (3): 60–85.
Published: 01 February 2020
...Kelly E. Hayes The Brazilian religion known as the Valley of the Dawn is an international new religious movement known for its eclectic cosmology and collective rituals performed by adepts dressed in ornate garments. Headquartered outside of Brasília, the Valley of the Dawn was founded in the 1960s...
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Nova Religio (2019) 22 (3): 60–83.
Published: 01 February 2019
... Polygamy causes for Mormon polygamist sects and even the young adults shown leaving the groups. © 2019 by The Regents of the University of California 2019 media Mormon polygamy Kingston Clan Davis County Cooperative Society atrocity tales new religious movements cults reality television...
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Nova Religio (2018) 22 (2): 3–14.
Published: 01 November 2018
... of the dominant narratives that have described this new religious movement. An analysis of popular narratives follows, utilizing Erving Goffman’s frame theory and the classification system outlined by Anson Shupe and Jeffrey Hadden. A summary of the articles that appear in this issue notes the contributions...
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Nova Religio (2017) 20 (3): 57–73.
Published: 01 February 2017
... secularization New Age new spirituality Neopaganism new religious movements neoliberalism Estonia state and religion Survival Strategies of New Religions in a Secular Consumer Society A Case Study from Estonia Ringo Ringvee ABSTRACT: In this article, I argue that in contemporary neoliberal consumer...
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Nova Religio (2016) 20 (2): 5–33.
Published: 01 November 2016
... among the elite corps of the Sea Org. © 2016 by The Regents of the University of California 2016 Church of Scientology new religious movements Sea Org L. Ron Hubbard attempted abortion Scientology and Sex The Second Dynamic, Prenatal Engrams, and the Sea Org Carole M. Cusack ABSTRACT...
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Nova Religio (2016) 19 (4): 3–13.
Published: 01 May 2016
... of artists, while alienated from traditional religions, were either part of, or deeply influenced by, new religious movements and esoteric groups. Scholars have particularly focused on the influence of the Theosophical Society on the visual arts, but other movements have also been significant. © 2016...
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Nova Religio (2014) 18 (1): 5–15.
Published: 01 August 2014
... 2014 by The Regents of the University of California 2014 paranormal history of religions new religious movements Charles Fort Jeffrey J. Kripal Increase Mather Cotton Mather Approaching the Paranormal Joseph P. Laycock ABSTRACT: This issue of Nova Religio is devoted to the paranormal...
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Nova Religio (2014) 17 (4): 5–12.
Published: 01 May 2014
... innovation in scriptural texts retains the power to inspire new and alternative move- ments throughout history. KEYWORDS: new religions, new religious movements, interpretation of scripture, Latter-day Saints, Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints, Christian Science, Henry David Thoreau, Lois Roden, Branch...
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Nova Religio (2014) 17 (3): 38–63.
Published: 01 February 2014
... religious movements. In this article, I briefly survey ways in which constant changes in communications media and consumption require scholars to reassess interaction between the media and new religious movements. Using as a test-case the Church of Scientology’s interaction with Australian “tabloid...