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International Journal for the Study of New Religions 3:2 (November 2012).

Table of contents for the most recent issue of the International Journal for the Study of New Religions 3:2 (November 2012).


Cracks in the Network Conversion Paradigm

James R. Lewis

Quirky Neighbors or the Cult Next-Door? An Analysis of

Public Perceptions of the Exclusive Brethren in Australia

Bernard Doherty

The Significance and Purpose of the “Anti-Cult Movement” in

Facilitating Disaffiliation From a New Religious Movement:

Resources for Self-construction or a Justificatory Account

Dominiek Coates

Doubtful Food, Doubtful Faith: A Comparative Study of the

Influence of Religious Maximalism on New Ideas of Food

Taboo in Some Contemporary Jewish and Muslim


Simon Theobald

Gender and Spiritual Therapy in Japan

Ioannis Gaitanidis

Book reviews:

Lives Lived and Lost,by Kaja Finkler and Golda Finkler

Reviewed by Yaakov Ariel

Creole Religions of the Caribbean: An Introduction from Vodou

and Santeria to Obeah and Espiritismo,by Margarite Fernandez

and Lizabeth Parvisini-Gebert

Reviewed by Marzia Coltri

Religious Diversity in Post-Soviet Society. Ethnographies of

Catholic Hegemony and the New Pluralism in Lithuania,

edited by Milda Ališauskienė and Ingo W. Schroder

Reviewed by Massimo Introvigne

Invented Religions: Imagination, Fiction and Faith,by Carole M.


Reviewed by Kevin Whitesides