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Nova Religio (2021) 24 (3): 6–35.
Published: 01 February 2021
... cultural environments. Mapping the heated discursive landscape surrounding Torsunov, I argue that the secret to this resilience is a “legitimation lattice”—the strategy of grounding one’s authority in several sources of legitimacy. Torsunov’s lattice is composed of different interlocked strips: science...
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Nova Religio (2013) 17 (2): 5–23.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Erik J. Hammerstrom This article uses theory developed in the study of NRMs to analyze strategies of legitimation employed by the Chinese Buddhist Wang Xiangliu (1876–1937) as he sought to spread a new form of esoteric Buddhism in 1930s China. It discusses the specific historical and religious...