World Religions and Spirituality Project
Submit an Article
Guidelines for Papers & Reviews
Information for Librarians
Abstracting and Indexing
Reprints and Permissions
Schedule of Releases
Nova Religio presents scholarly interpretations and examinations of emergent and alternative religious movements. Original research, perspectives on the study of new religions, literature reviews, and conference updates keep scholars well informed on a wide range of topics including:
- New religions;
- New movements within established religious traditions;
- Neo-indigenous, neo-polytheistic and revival movements;
- Ancient Wisdom and New Age groups;
- Diasporic religious movements;
- Marginalized and stigmatized religions.
The journal contributes to understanding unconventional religions in their particularities and in relation to the larger social contexts in which they are situated. Nova Religio is both multidisciplinary and international in its scope.
Submissions are welcome from across the academic disciplines concerning all parts of the world.
Subscription provides free access to all back issues.
Volume 17, Number 2, November 2013
Erik J. Hammerstrom, The Heart-of-Mind Method: Legitimating a New Buddhist Movement in 1930s China
Celia E. Rothenberg, American Metaphysical Judaism: Rabbi and Shaman Gershon Winkler
Magnus Lundberg, Fighting the Modern with the Virgin Mary: The Palmarian Church
Marie W. Dallam, The Branch Davidian Symposium and 20th Anniversary Memorial, April 2013
Gary Shepherd and Gordon Shepherd, Reboot of the Family International
John M. Bozeman, Conference Updates
10th Annual Thomas Robbins Award for Excellence in the Study of New Religious Movements
First Place Winner is:
Karline McLain, "Be United, Be Virtuous: Composite Culture and the Growth of Shirdi Sai Baba Devotion," in vol. 15, no. 2 (November 2011): 20-49.
Second Place Winner is:
Joseph P. Laycock, "'We Are Spirits of Another Sort': Ontological Rebellion and Religious Dimensions of the Otherkin Community," in vol. 15, no. 3 (February 2012): 65-90.
For previous Robbins Awards, click here.
2nd Annual Helen Crovetto Award for Excellence in the Study of New Religious Movements with Ties to South Asia
Andrea R. Jain, "The Dual-Ideal of the Ascetic and Healthy Body: The Jain Terāpanth and Modern Yoga in the Context of Late Capitalism," in 15, no. 3 (February 2012): 29-50.
For previous Crovetto Awards, click here.