CESNUR - center for studies on new religions
Baylor University



June 17-20, 2004
at Baylor University, Waco, Texas


Of "Cultists" and "Martyrs": The Study of New Religious Movements and the Study of Suicide Terrorism in Conversation, by Massimo Introvigne

A Man on a Mission From God: The Most Dangerous Thing in the World, by Brett L. Mers, United States Air Force Academy

Early Christian Proselytism: Implications for Interreligious Dialogue between Christians and Pagans, by Michael T. Cooper, Ph.D. Trinity International University

Cinderella goes to market: The Religious Situation in Post-Communist Romania, by. Lucian Turcescu, St. Francis Xavier University

Fear in the Psychosocial Universe of Apocalyptic Groups, by Lorraine Derocher

Holy Land, Holy Power: An American Approach to Religious Nationalism in Israel/Palestine, by Robert O. Smith

The Master Race and the Family of Light: Conflict, Spiritual Purification and Bio-Political Agendas in JJ Hurtak's "Book of Knowledge", by Carol S. Matthews

The Use of Violence in Religion and Spirituality. A comparison between Dogville and The Alchemical Wedding of Christian Rosycross, by Sébastien Gregov

Modern offshoots of "sacred physics" : evolution of theosophical, pansophic and Rosicrucian movements from 17th to 21st century, by Sylvain Imbs

50 Years of Unification? Conflicts, Responsibilities and Rights, by George D. Chryssides

Why Does "Self-Made Religion" Spread in Italy?, by Pino Lucà Trombetta, University of Bologna

Religious Conversions and Cultural Conflict among Indian Communities in Mexico, by Genaro Zalpa

The Wisdom of Indigo Children: An Emphatic Restatement of the Value of American Children, by Sarah W. Whedon, University of California, Santa Barbara

Religious Liberty and National Identity: The Case of Ukrainian Nation-Building, by Victor Yelensky, Philosophy Institute of Ukrainian National Academy of Science / Fulbright Researcher

Strategies of the Christian Anti-Gay Lobby in the UK, by Stephen J. Hunt, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK

Revelation and Experience in the Theosophical Tradition, by Reender Kranenborg

Justifying Government Intervention: Diversity, Religious Conflict and the Dutch Government, by Christiaan Ravensbergen, Theological University of the Protestant Church in the Netherlands - Kampen, The Netherlands

Contemplating Protestant Islam: A Look at Islamic Reform Movements through the Lens of Sixteenth-Century Christianity, by Charles McDaniel

Researching Scientology: Academic Premises, Promises, and Problematics, by Douglas E. Cowan, University of Missouri-Kansas City

The Church of Scientology: In Pursuit of Legal Recognition, by Derek H. Davis

Freedom of Religion or Belief in the OSCE: challenges to law after September 11th, by Eugenia Relaño Pastor, Universidad Complutense (Spain)

Re-imagining Elohim: Rethinking the Mormon Doctrine of God for the 21st Century, by James K. Walker, President, Watchman Fellowship, Inc.

Religious and Political Ritualism in Democratic and Non-Democratic Systems, by Maria Marczewska-Rytko

The Unification Church: An Analysis of Its Paradoxical Church-State Relationship, by Daeseob Kim, Baylor University

Marco Vassi: "Metasex" and Zen Spiritual Search, by J. Edgar Bauer

SMI : Scientology International Missions, an Immutable Model of Technological Missionary Activity, and Problematics, by Bernadette Rigal-Cellard

An analysis of the Peyote Way Church of God in the legal field, by Bernadette Rigal-Cellard, Université Michel de Montaigne-Bordeaux 3

Female Leadership in the Davidian and Branch Davidian Tradition: Failure and Success, by Bill Pitts

The Spirituality of Shaddai DWXI-PPFI: A Catholic Charismatic Movement in the Philippines, by Esmeralda F. Sanchez, PhD

Romanian Challenges to Religious Pluralism: The Churches and the State, by Cristian G. Romocea

Understanding Islamic Fundamentalism: A Politico-Legal Analysis, by Dr. Yunus Soualhi

New Age Milieu in Lithuania: The Case of The Academy of Parapsychology, by Milda Alisauskiene

Satanists in Estonia, by Ringo Ringvee


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