Fiction-based religion: Conceptualising a new category against history-based religion and fandom

  title={Fiction-based religion: Conceptualising a new category against history-based religion and fandom},
  author={Markus Altena Davidsen},
  journal={Culture and Religion},
  pages={378 - 395}
  • M. Davidsen
  • Published 25 October 2013
  • Art
  • Culture and Religion
During the last decade, scholars of religion have researched Star Wars-based Jediism, the Tolkien-inspired Elven community, and other religious movements inspired by popular fiction. This article raises two related questions about this new kind of religion: what should we call it?, and what differentiates it from conventional religion on the one hand, and from fandom on the other? Referring to Jean Baudrillard, Adam Possamai has suggested referring to new religions based on popular culture as… 
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