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Nova Religio (2023) 26 (3): 7–29.
Published: 01 February 2023
... identity Latter-day Saints Scholars have studied the disaffiliation patterns of the formerly religious, sought to outline the generic social psychological processes of deconversion, the causes and consequences of religious apostasy, and other forms of religious exiting. 1 Survey research shows...
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Nova Religio (2022) 26 (2): 49–69.
Published: 01 November 2022
... discourse, is what enables autonomy and personal development. © 2022 by The Regents of the University of California 2022 Community Identity NRM Performance Ritual Sacrifice The majority of studies on Scandinavian Asatru focus on its construal of religion in relation to ethnicity. 1...
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Nova Religio (2016) 20 (2): 97–110.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Léon A. van Gulik In this article, I explore how a contemporary religion affects the self-understanding of its adherents and may contribute to the construction of their personal identity, by examining the Wiccan practice of adopting a “Craft name.” All people tell stories to maintain a coherent...
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Nova Religio (2014) 18 (2): 67–82.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Mari Rethelyi The new religious movement of the Neolog Jews in Hungary argued for Jews’ acceptance into Hungarian society by articulating an ethnic identity compatible with that of Hungarians. Neolog Jews promoted nationalism by propagating an ethnic Oriental Jewish identity mirroring Hungarian...
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Nova Religio (2013) 17 (1): 38–58.
Published: 01 August 2013
... that at the heart of the revival is the Tatars’ debate over the extent and nature of Islam that should be part of Tatar identity. In this debate, sources of Islamic knowledge and physical manifestations of Muslim piety function as the primary, if inaccurate, indicators of one’s Muslim identity. I conclude...
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Nova Religio (2013) 16 (3): 7–30.
Published: 01 February 2013
..., in essence, an anthrozoomorphic identity that draws upon the spiritual and supernatural associations of the animal kingdom. I discuss Therianthropes as animal-human “shape-shifters” to highlight the sacred and liminal identity these individuals have formulated through their engagement with “popular occulture...
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Nova Religio (2012) 15 (3): 65–90.
Published: 01 February 2012
...Joseph P. Laycock Otherkin are individuals who identify as “not entirely human.” Scholarship has framed this identity claim as religious because it is frequently supported by a framework of metaphysical beliefs. This article draws on survey data and interviews with Otherkin in order to provide...