Various new religious movements seek to establish a presence in politics through challenging the hegemony of traditional churches in a very peculiar way.
“In a way, when registering themselves, non-institutional religious groups take a step toward being more institutional and possibly even hierarchical – even if there is not much of hierarchy within the group to begin with.”
Finding religiosity within a parody
By: Essi Mäkelä, University of Helsinki
Published by the Religious Studies Project, on 3 February 2012 in response to the Religious Studies Project Interview with Carole Cusack on ”Invented Religions” (30 January 2012).
A parody of religion will include elements
What is an “Invented Religion”? Why should scholars take these religions seriously? What makes these “inventions” different from the revelations in other religions? What happens when an author does not want their story to become a religious text?