Anna Santini, Joshua Pearce and Jennifer DeSilva

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Edited by Carole Cusack and Alex Norman

The cultural products of new religions and spiritualities are frequently ignored or dismissed within academia, often stemming from a hesitation to acknowledge these movements as genuine. This volume explores the impact of new religions upon cultural production, exemplifying the theological and spiritual principles of particular movements and demonstrating their substantial impact on wider society. Contributions explore the realms of music, architecture, food, art, books, films, video games, and more. This scholarship will be of interest to those who wish to explore the gamut of modern religious expression, and those who wish to broaden their knowledge of the spiritual origins of human culture.

Martin Lang and Radek Kundt

birth. 3 So, what are complex adaptive systems? Decomposing the term into its constitutive elements, systems can be understood as structures of interrelated components that have a specific goal or function. For any system to work, it needs an energy inflow, which is then processed through the system

Locating the Study of Religion in a Theory of the Academy

The Unexamined Relationship between Jonathan Z. Smith’s Two Careers

Donald Bruce Woll

organized complexity theories as an essential feature of her “doughnut” model that brings back planet earth as the “body” of the “world,’ bringing back into economics the sources of its planetary energies, which orthodox economics has left out as “externalities.” Appadurai’s account of flows would be

Matthew Day

Tallahassee, FL 32306-1520, USA Abstract Over the last decade or so, an enormous amount of energy has been spent arguing whether the religion category is a legitimate tool for academic inquiry. This essay begins with the assumption that there are other, more interesting projects to pursue than

Aaron W. Hughes

’s philosophy that emerges from the pages of his Sein und Zeit . Second, to show how this new theorizing, rather than contribute to the dubious and quasi-theological discourses associated with the philosophy of religion, enables us to focus with renewed energy upon the constant process of self- and group making

Thomas Ryba

energy ought to be wasted on it. Also argued is that radi- cally exclusive insidership or radically inclusive insidership are indefensible positions. Instead, this paper proposes that access to the inside of a worldview is, in principle, no different for a insider than for an outsider; it is a matter of

Kerry Martin Skora

Th e Pulsating Heart and Its Divine Sense Energies: Body and Touch in Abhinavagupta’s Trika Śaivism Kerry Martin Skora Hiram College, Department of Religious Studies, Hiram, OH 44234, USA Abstract Th is paper is a study of the significance of body and touch in the embodied

McCutcheon would be the first to deny emphatically that MTSR has ever been his journal, nobody would believe him if he were also to deny that without his unflagging whoop-ass energy, without his pas- sion for placing on the desktops of religion scholars the hardcore raison d’être of their scholarly labors