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Alternative Spirituality and Religion Review


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January 19, 2022

  • Jean E. Rosenfeld
    Prophets, Land, and Law: Maori Holy Spirit Movements and the Domesday Book
    first published on January 19, 2022

December 22, 2021

  • Mark Valentine St Leon
    Presence, Prestige and Patronage: Circus Proprietors and Country Pastors in Australia, 1847–1942
    first published on December 22, 2021

December 17, 2021

  • Ethan Doyle White
    “She Comes from a Cursed Lineage:” Portrayals of Witchcraft, Wicca, and Satanism in The X-Files
    first published on December 17, 2021
  • James Lu
    The Discovery of the Bazaar of Heracleides of Damascus and the Reassessment of the Christology of Nestorius of Constantinople
    first published on December 17, 2021

October 30, 2021

  • Ethan G. Quillen
    The Justice Potter Stewart Definition of Atheism
    first published on October 30, 2021

October 13, 2021

  • Makhabbad Maltabarova
    Reading Western Esotericism: George Gurdjieff and His “Cunning” Esotericism
    first published on October 13, 2021

September 29, 2021

  • Farid F. Saenong
    Decoding Online Islam: New Religious Authorities and Social-Media Encounters
    first published on September 29, 2021

September 11, 2021

  • Joseph Azize
    Gurdjieff’s “Help for the Deceased” Exercise
    first published on September 11, 2021

September 10, 2021

  • Takaharu Oda
    Zen Buddhist and Christian Views of Causality: A Comparative Analysis
    first published on September 10, 2021

September 8, 2021

  • Milad Milani
    Harry Potter and the Way of Truth: Reflections on Where we are as Standing Towards Religion
    first published on September 8, 2021

August 12, 2020

  • James R. Lewis
    Following the Money Trail Behind Shen Yun’s Revised Eschatology
    first published on August 12, 2020

December 6, 2019

  • Susan J. Palmer
    Media Treatment of New Religions in Quebec
    After the Solar Temple
    first published on December 6, 2019
  • Murphy Pizza
    Encountering Contemporary Paganisms
    first published on December 6, 2019
  • András Máté-Tóth, Gábor Dániel Nagy
    Indicators of a Second Wave of Religiosity in Central Eastern Europe
    first published on December 6, 2019

November 22, 2019

  • Dell deChant
    A Perspective on Popular Religious Idealism and Its Cultural Contexts
    first published on November 22, 2019

November 12, 2019

  • Jakob D. Larsen, Mikkel Fruergaard Thomsen
    Positive Thinking
    Cognitive Biases in New Age Religiosity
    first published on November 12, 2019

March 27, 2019

  • Stephanie Griswold
    The Raid is On
    Elaborations on the Short Creek Women’s Recollections of the 1953 Raid
    first published on March 27, 2019
  • Mathilde Vanasse-Pelletier
    Normal but Peculiar
    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Normalization and Differentiation Strategies
    first published on March 27, 2019
  • Xinzhang Zhang, George A. Dunn
    Spiritual Movements, Secret Societies, and Destructive Cults
    Panel Discussion, Hangzhou, October 2017
    first published on March 27, 2019

March 22, 2019

  • Marianna Ruah-Midbar Shapiro
    Historians as Storytellers
    A Critical Examination of New Age Religion’s Scholarly Historiography
    first published on March 22, 2019

March 21, 2019

  • Margrethe Løøv
    Between Religion and Science
    Shifting Views on Knowledge in Acem and the Transcendental Meditation Movement
    first published on March 21, 2019

November 14, 2018

  • Jonathan Tuckett
    From Nationalistic Pursuit to Private Spirituality
    first published on November 14, 2018
  • Wimal Hewamanage
    The History of the Kāli Cult and its Implications in Modern Sri Lankan Buddhist Culture
    first published on November 14, 2018

November 2, 2018

  • James R. Lewis, Zhang Xinzhang, Oscar-Torjus Utaaker
    Processual Pagans
    Quasi-longitudinal Approaches to Survey Research
    first published on November 2, 2018

October 17, 2018

  • Stefano Bigliardi
    Santo Daime Narratives In Italy
    Walter Menozzi, Stella Azzurra, and the Conceptualization of Ayahuasca and Science
    first published on October 17, 2018

October 10, 2018

  • Ethan Doyle White
    Between the Devil and the Old Gods
    Exploring the Intersection between the Pagan and Satanic Milieus
    first published on October 10, 2018
  • Kaarina Aitamurto
    The Faizrakhmanisty
    The Islamic Sect as a Social Problem in Russia
    first published on October 10, 2018

July 20, 2018

  • Taesoo Kim
    The "Resolution of Grievances for Mutual Beneficence” and its Relation to the “Reordering of the Universe” in Daesoon Thought
    first published on July 20, 2018

July 13, 2018

  • Suk San Yoon
    The Meaning of Donghak Thinking in the Post-Modern Period
    first published on July 13, 2018
  • Kwang Soo Park
    Irwon Philosophy and Social Engagement
    Won Buddhism as a New Korean Religion
    first published on July 13, 2018

July 4, 2018

  • Chongsuh Kim
    Contemporary Korean Religious Change in the East-West Religious Context
    first published on July 4, 2018

June 27, 2018

  • Hairan Woo
    The New Age Movement in South Korea
    Development and Scope
    first published on June 27, 2018

April 24, 2018

  • Don Baker, Seok Heo
    The Concept of a “Great Transformation” in Korea’s New Religions
    first published on April 24, 2018

April 19, 2018

  • Eileen Barker
    The Unification Church
    first published on April 19, 2018

November 3, 2017

  • Helen Farley
    The Fluid Nature of Academic Freedom for Falun Gong Practitioners
    first published on November 3, 2017
  • Heather Kavan
    Friendly Fire
    How Falun Gong Mistook Me For an Enemy
    first published on November 3, 2017

October 31, 2017

  • James R. Lewis, Nicole S. Ruskell
    Falun Gong and the Canada Media Fund
    Why is the Canadian Government Bankrolling an Anti-China Propaganda Campaign?
    first published on October 31, 2017

October 27, 2017

  • James R. Lewis, Nicole S. Ruskell
    Innocent Victims of Chinese Oppression, or Media Bullies? Analyzing Falun Gong’s Media Strategies
    first published on October 27, 2017

September 8, 2017

  • Heather Kavan
    Victims, Martyrs, Crusaders
    Archetypal Figures in News Stories about Falun Gong
    first published on September 8, 2017

August 31, 2017

  • Songmao Wang, Liu Weizhen
    Falun Gong and Cross-cultural Image Building in the New York Times
    first published on August 31, 2017

May 18, 2017

  • Stefano Bigliardi
    A Gentleman’s Joyous Esotericism
    Jean Sendy Above and Beyond the “Ancient Aliens”
    first published on May 18, 2017

May 12, 2017

  • T. Botz-Bornstein
    How Would You Dress in Utopia? Raëlism and the Aesthetics of Genes
    A Philosophical Analysis
    first published on May 12, 2017

May 10, 2017

  • James R. Lewis, Margrethe Løøv, Bernard Doherty
    Same Trajectory, Different Prospects
    Anglophone Census Data and the Future of the Irreligious and the ‘Nones’
    first published on May 10, 2017

April 26, 2017

  • Oscar-Torjus Utaaker
    The Theosophical Society in Religious Studies
    A Research Survey
    first published on April 26, 2017

March 29, 2017

  • Kyungsoo Lee
    Jumping Over the Distinctions
    The Movement between “Here” and “There” in the Women’s Church, Korea
    first published on March 29, 2017

March 14, 2017

  • Meerim Aitkulova
    Hizb Ut-Tahrir
    Dreaming of Caliphate
    first published on March 14, 2017
  • Anita Stasulane
    Interpretation of Yoga in Light of Western Esotericism: The Case of the Roerichs
    first published on March 14, 2017

September 15, 2016

  • Janet Kahl, Bernard Doherty
    Channelling Mary in the New Age
    The Magnificat Meal Movement
    first published on September 15, 2016

September 14, 2016

  • Donald A. Westbrook
    Vatican II and the Study of Catholic New Religious Movements
    first published on September 14, 2016
  • Susan J. Palmer, Dale J. Rose
    Quebec’s Holy Spirit Incarnate
    The Transformation of a Marian Prayer Group into la Mission de l’Esprit-Saint
    first published on September 14, 2016

September 13, 2016

  • Christopher Hartney
    More Catholic Than the Pope
    The “Catholic” Career of William Kamm, and the Rise of the Order of St Charbel
    first published on September 13, 2016

September 1, 2016

  • Massimo Introvigne
    Tradition, Family and Property (TFP) and the Heralds of The Gospel
    The Religious Economy of Brazilian Conservative Catholicism
    first published on September 1, 2016

June 24, 2016

  • Dorthe Refslund Christensen
    Rethinking Scientology
    A Thorough Analysis of L. Ron Hubbard’s Formulation of Therapy and Religion in Dianetics and Scientology, 1950–1986
    first published on June 24, 2016

June 22, 2016

  • Martha Bradley
    Adidam and the Sacralization of Space
    first published on June 22, 2016

June 10, 2016

  • James R. Lewis
    Sucking the ‘De’ Out of Me
    How an Esoteric Theory of Persecution and Martyrdom Fuels Falun Gong’s Assault on Intellectual Freedom
    first published on June 10, 2016

June 7, 2016

  • Marco Frenschkowski
    Images of Religions and Religious History in the Works of L. Ron Hubbard
    first published on June 7, 2016

May 26, 2016

  • Stefania Palmisano, Nicola Pannofino
    Inventive Traditions
    Sacred Creativity in the Spirituality of The Secret
    first published on May 26, 2016

May 18, 2016

  • Stefano Bigliardi
    From Contactee to Prophet
    The Evolution of Jean Miguères’s Self-Narrative
    first published on May 18, 2016

November 26, 2015

  • Kaarina Aitamurto
    The Liaison of Nationalism, Conservatism, and Leftist Ideology within Rodnoverie
    first published on November 26, 2015

November 24, 2015

  • Per Faxneld
    Bleed for the Devil
    Self-injury as Transgressive Practice in Contemporary Satanism, and the Re-enchantment of Late Modernity
    first published on November 24, 2015

October 30, 2015

  • Ronald Hutton
    Contemporary Religion in Historical Perspective
    The Case of Modern Paganism
    first published on October 30, 2015

October 28, 2015

  • James R. Lewis, Sverre Andreas Fekjan
    New Religions, Contemporary Paganism and Paranormal Beliefs
    first published on October 28, 2015

October 16, 2015

  • Bina Nir
    From “In the Beginning God Created” to “Time is Money”
    The Nostalgia for Mystic Time in Western Culture
    first published on October 16, 2015

July 28, 2015

  • Guillaume Roucoux
    Anti-cult (Out)Numbering
    An Examination of Polls Commissioned by MIVILUDES from IPSOS (2010–2011)
    first published on July 28, 2015

July 24, 2015

  • Bernard Doherty
    Colonial Justice or a Kangaroo Court?
    Public Controversy and the Church of Scientology in 1960s Australia
    first published on July 24, 2015

July 21, 2015

  • James R. Lewis
    Scientology vs. the Media
    first published on July 21, 2015

July 8, 2015

  • Don Jolly
    Sexuality In Three Ex-Scientology Narratives
    first published on July 8, 2015

May 19, 2015

  • Shannon Trosper Schorey
    Site Temporarily Unavailable
    Revisiting the Role of Information in “Scientology v. the Internet”
    first published on May 19, 2015

May 8, 2015

  • Donald A. Westbrook
    Saint Hill and the Development of Systematic Theology in the Church of Scientology (1959–1967)
    first published on May 8, 2015

March 5, 2015

  • Ringo Ringvee
    New Religious Movements and New Age in Estonia
    first published on March 5, 2015
  • Eugene V. Gallagher
    Contra Novum: Continuities in the Negative Discourse about New Religions
    first published on March 5, 2015

February 19, 2015

  • Sara Møldrup Thejls
    MISA and Natha
    The Peculiar Story of a Romanian Tantric Yoga School
    first published on February 19, 2015
  • Erin Prophet
    Deconstructing the Scientology ‘Monster’ of Popular Imagination
    first published on February 19, 2015

February 13, 2015

  • Murphy Pizza
    Fire and Ice in Midvestjard
    American Religion and Norse Identity in Minnesota’s Heathen Community
    first published on February 13, 2015

January 27, 2015

  • James R. Lewis
    Using the “F-Word” in Religious Studies
    Toward a General Model of Sacred Forgeries
    first published on January 27, 2015