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Religion Online: Finding Faith on the Internet
1. Introduction, Lorne L. Dawson and Douglas E. Cowan 2. Cyberfaith: How Americans Pursue Religion Online, Elena Larsen Part I: Being Religious in Cyberspace 3. Popular Religion and the World WideExpand
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Comprehending Cults: The Sociology of New Religious Movements
Comprehending Cults, Second Edition, provides a sociological interpretation of the phenomenon of new religious movements. While the author does not offer an apologia for cults--in either a religiousExpand
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Moon Sisters, Krishna Mothers, Rajneesh Lovers: Women's Roles in New Religions, by Susan Palmer, Syracuse, NY: University of Syracuse Press, 1994, 287 pp. $24.95
Palmer's investigation of the deep bonds between women's spiritual identity and women's sexual identity inaugurates a significant new series on Women and Gender in North American Religions. Women'sExpand
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When Prophecy Fails and Faith Persists: A Theoretical Overview
Almost everyone in the sociology of religion is familiar with the classic 1956 study by Festinger et al. of how religious groups respond to the failure of their prophetic pronouncements. Far fewerExpand
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Religion and the Quest for Virtual Community
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Charismatic Leadership in Millennial Movements
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Production of interleukin-6 in human osteoblasts and human bone marrow stromal cells: evidence that induction by interleukin-1 and tumor necrosis factor-alpha is not regulated by ovarian steroids.
Studies in murine models of osteoporosis have suggested the hypothesis that ovarian steroids may control osteoclastic bone remodeling by limiting the production of interleukin-6 (IL-6) fromExpand
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Talking to Foreign Fighters: Insights into the Motivations for Hijrah to Syria and Iraq
ABSTRACT Little of the discussion of foreign fighters in Syria and Iraq is informed by primary data derived from talking with the foreign fighters. This article reports some initial findings fromExpand
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Who joins new religious movements and why: Twenty years of research and what have we learned?
Surprisingly, perhaps, controversy about the nature and dangers of cults or new religious movements remains a topic of considerable public concern and significant misunderstanding. Scholarship in theExpand
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Jihadists on Social Media : A Critique of Data Collection Methodologies
In this article, we propose a general model of data collection from social media, in the context of terrorism research, focusing on recent studies of jihadists. By analyzing Twitter data collectionExpand
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