CESNUR - Centro Studi sulle Nuove Religioni diretto da Massimo Introvigne

The 2015 CESNUR Conference co-organized by:
Center for Studies on New Religions (CESNUR)
International Society for the Study of New Religions (ISSNR)
Estonian Institute of Humanities, Tallinn University
Center of Excellence in Cultural Theory (University of Tartu)
Estonian Ministry of the Interior



Tallinn, Estonia, 17-20 June 2015
Tallinn University, Narva mnt [Street] 29



The Sociology of Religious Movements and the Sociology of Time in Conversation, by Massimo Introvigne

Who is Afraid of the Plymouth Brethren? Brethren Controversies in Historical Perspective, by Massimo Introvigne

La théologie de la Prospérité chez les évangéliques, par Guy Bucumi

O.V. Milosz (1877-1938): la régénération de l’Europe par les voies ésotérique et mystique, une réponse aux « malheurs de la guerre », par Jean-Pierre Laurant

The inspirational iconography of the LDS Church, by Bernadette Rigard-Cellard

Why memes carry wisdom: neo-Haiku, cute kittens & social media, by David Webster

Mais d’où viendront les sectaires? La génération Harry Potter et l’innovation religieuse, par Alain Bouchard

Happiness Factor in Changes for Local Christian Science Churces, by Shirley Paulson

The response of Christian Science to the revolution in medicine, by Robin Harragin

Les mormons et l'altérité. Analyse des capsules publicitaires «I'm a Mormon», par Mathilde Vanasse-Pelletier (french version)

Mormons and Alterity. Analysis of the «I'm a Mormon» Advertising Campaign, by Mathilde Vanasse-Pelletier (english version)

The Religious and Political History of ISIS and its Goals, by Mouna Ghossain Zaiter

The resistance of one of the oldest Catholic Churches: How Pope Francis is trying to push and to speed the Lebanese Maronite Church into change for the better, by Mouna Ghossain Zaiter

New Religious Movements in courts: toward a more accommodative direction? A study of the UDV “sacred tea” case, by Nawal Issaoui

Spooks and Scientologists: Secrecy, Surveillance and Subversion in Cold War Australia 1954-1983, by Bernard Doherty

“The Nurture and Admonition of the Lord”: Brethren Schooling and the Debate on Religious Schools in Australia, by Bernard Doherty

Continuity and Change in Media Representations about Estonian Native Faith (Maausk) in the 21st Century, by Ergo-Hart Västrik

Migration is the New Missions. Internal Changes in Global Christianity, by Dyron Daughrity

The Spirits as Artists. An Introduction to Dutch Mediumistic Paintings of the Interbellum and the Message they Convey, by Wim H. Kramer

A Scottish Vegetarian's View of Jehovah's Witnesses, by George D. Chryssides

On the Concept of Paro: La Santa Muerte and Her Interventions in Human Affairs, by Stefano Bigliardi

Notes on Some Statistical Aspects of the Growth of Soka Gakkai in Italy, by PierLuigi Zoccatelli


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