CESNUR - Centro Studi sulle Nuove Religioni diretto da Massimo Introvigne

The 2014 CESNUR Conference co-organized by
Center for Studies on New Religions (CESNUR)
International Society for the Study of New Religions (ISSNR)
Institute for Studies of Religion, Baylor University


Waco, Texas, 4-7 June 2014
The George W. Truett Theological Seminary - Baylor University


Watch 13 videos of the conference on the Baylor ISR YouTube Channel

The Siege of the Branch Davidians at Mount Carmel Center according to the FBI, by Catherine Wessinger

Jehovah's Witnesses and Healing, by George D. Chryssides

Le problème de la marginalisation des artistes engagés dans le mouvement théosophique. Reginald Machell (1854-1927) et Charmion von Weigand (1896-1983) aux États-Unis et Florence Fuller (1867-1947) en Australie, by Massimo Introvigne

Faith Healing or Scientific Healing: adressing Three Assumptions about Christian Science, by Madelon Maupin (.pdf version)

Faith Healing or Scientific Healing: adressing Three Assumptions about Christian Science, by Madelon Maupin (.htm version)

Zöllner's Knot: Jean Delville (1867-1953), Theosophy, and the Fourth Dimension, by Massimo Introvigne

Harun Yahya’s Religious Message between Local Decline and Global Success: What Is Islamic in “Islamic Creationism”?, by Stefano Bigliardi

Jehovah’s Witnesses in Court in Europe: Trailblazing for Religious Freedom, by James T. Richardson (.pptx)

Religious Freedom in the West: Is the Glass Half Full and Getting Fuller, by James T. Richardson (.pptx)

Religious intentional communities in Texas, by Timothy Miller

Blood, Sweat, and Urine: The Scent of Feminine Fluids in Anton Szandor LaVey’s The Satanic Witch, by Cimminnee Holt (downloadable at this link for a fee)

Soto Zen in Peru: Present and Future, by Germain McKenzie-Gonzalez

The New Global Strategy of an Old Local Church: Church Planting in the Maronite Diaspora, by Mouna Ghossain Zaiter

Energy Healers: Who They Are and What they Do, by Jeff Levin

Christian Science and spiritual healing : a religious practice or an alternative therapy ? An analysis of the issues linked to « spiritual healing » cases, by Nawal Issaoui

How I Came to the Study of Western Esotericism: And Why I Think It Is So Important, by Jeffrey J. Kripal

The Art in the Spiritual World: Lamberto Caffarelli and Antroposophy, by Michele Olzi

L'Évangile selon le billboard. Musique, innovations religieuses et globalisation, by Alain Bouchard

Update on Deprogramming in Japan, by Dan Fefferman

The Viewpoints of Church History and the Concept of ‘New Religion’ in Korea, by Kim Chongsuh

A Schematic for Assessing the Attribution of Charisma in Followers of New Religions: A Case Study - The Lubavitcher Hassidim, by Susan M. Setta