The Study of UFO Religions

  title={The Study of UFO Religions},
  author={J. A. Saliba},
  journal={Nova Religio-journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions},
  • J. A. Saliba
  • Published 2006
  • Sociology
  • Nova Religio-journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions
2 Citations
Preternatural Claims, Precarious Workers: The Content and Distribution of the Most Successfully Crowdfunded Documentary
This article examines the raced, gendered, and classed world of UFO-related media with the intention of assessing its potential as a form of resistance. I use as a case study the largest crowdsourcedExpand


Alien demonology: The Christian roots of the malevolent extraterrestrial in UFO religions and abduction spiritualities
Abstract Initially, the sacralisation of the extraterrestrial led to an understanding of the alien as a fundamentally benevolent, messianic figure—a ‘technological angel’. This was largely because ofExpand
Exomissiology: The Launching of Exotheology
:  The world's technologically advanced societies are actively engaged in space exploration. This includes locating possible planets supporting life and advancing earth's colonizing presence beyondExpand
Just following orders?
In the Dreamtime of the Saucer People
This phenomenological analysis describes the author's encounter with the lifeworld of Unarius, an extraterrestrial contact group, which utilizes idiosyncratic procedures like dreams and past-lifeExpand
Remembrance of pathogens past.
Theology after Contact
Abstract: The prospect of encountering extraterrestrial intelligent life raises important questions for religion and theology. Even if an actual encounter with extraterrestrials never actually takesExpand
Christian Theology and Extraterrestrial Intelligent Life
The author considers the basic theological issues regarding the possible existence of extraterrestrials, i.e. intelligent and free beings with some form of body or matter. After reviewing theExpand
How Prophecy Never Fails: Interpretive Reason in a Flying-Saucer Group
This descriptive analysis utilizes the ethnomethological approach to examine how reality is socially constructed within the interpretive logic of a flying-saucer group. Ethnographic data wasExpand
The Aetherius Society: A Case Study in the Formation of a Mystagogic Congregation
Amuch underdeployed concept from Weber's typologies of religious virtuosi has been that of the mystagogue. His own examples, as befitted his broad historical and comparative scope, were drawn fromExpand