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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 (2018) 21 (4): 13–37.
Published: 01 May 2018
...Andreas Pietsch; Sita Steckel Can the study of new religious movements be extended historically towards a longue durée history of religious innovation? Several sociological theories suggest that fundamental differences between premodern and modern religious configurations preclude this, pointing...
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Nova Religio (2018) 21 (4): 88–95.
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 (2017) 20 (3): 74–100.
Published: 01 February 2017
...Joanna Urbańczyk The Siberian community of Vissarion (Last Testament Church) is a new religious movement established at the beginning of 1990s, after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Among its members (estimated at several thousand), who come mainly from Russia and former Soviet republics...
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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
... personal life and his conservative teachings on sex. In the Church of Scientology, sexual orientation and activity are prime sites of control experienced by all its members, but in particular among the elite corps of the Sea Org. KEYWORDS: Church of Scientology, new religious movements, Sea Org, L. Ron...
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Nova Religio (2016) 20 (2): 82–96.
Published: 01 November 2016
...David Feltmate This article argues that the field of new religions studies is driven in large part by a paradigm based in the assumption that new religious movements are comparable because they are social problems. It outlines a social problems paradigm drawing upon the work of Joel Best...
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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
... and alternative movements throughout history. Eugene V. Gallagher, Religious Studies, Connecticut College, 270 Mohegan Avenue, New London, Connecticut 06320. Email: evgal@conncoll.edu © 2014 by The Regents of the University of California 2014 new religions new religious movements interpretation...
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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...
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Nova Religio (2013) 17 (2): 40–60.
Published: 01 November 2013
... world was evil, but with time it has become even more closed and exclusive. © 2013 by The Regents of the University of California 2013 Palmarian Church Marian apparitions Spain Catholic Marianism new religious movements Fighting the Modern with the Virgin Mary The Palmarian Church Magnus...
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Nova Religio (2012) 16 (2): 86–95.
Published: 01 November 2012
...David G. Bromley; Alexa Blonner Two widely observed patterns in the development of new religious movements are a gradual organizational and theological settling of the movement and a transition in leadership from the founder/leader(s) to their successors. 1 We report here on the confluence...
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Nova Religio (2012) 16 (1): 88–103.
Published: 01 August 2012
...Ann Gleig Drawing on my own fieldwork experiences with the transnational Integral Yoga community, this essay offers some reflections on two possible approaches to bridging insider-outsider perspectives in the study of new religious movements. First, I consider Gerald Larson's suggestion...
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Nova Religio (2012) 15 (4): 3–12.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Stephen Selka This article provides an overview of the Brazilian religious landscape and an introduction to this special issue on new religious movements in Brazil. I stress how the Brazilian religious landscape, although often imagined as a place of religious syncretism and cultural mixture...