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Lewis, James R

Department of Archaeology, History, Religious Studies and Theology




Publications in CRIStin


  • Lewis, James R; Westbrook, Donald. Scientology and Gnosticism: L. Ron Hubbard’s “The Factors,” 1953. Routledge 2019 ISBN 978-1-138-67393-9.s 632 - 637.

  • Dyrendal, Asbjørn; Kennair, Leif Edward Ottesen; Lewis, James R. The Role of Conspiracy Mentality and Paranormal Beliefs in Predicting Conspiracy Beliefs Among Neopagans. International Journal for the Study of New Religions 2018; Volum 8 (1). ISSN 2041-9511.s 73 - 97.s doi: 10.1558/ijsnr.36716.

  • Lewis, James R. “I Am the Only One Propagating True Dharma”: Falun Gong and Li Hongzhi’s Self-Presentation as Buddha—and as Greater than Buddha. ColumboAArts 2018; Volum 2 (2). ISSN 2536-894X.

  • Lewis, James R; Zhang, Xinzhang; Utaaker, Oscar-Torjus. Processual Pagans: Quasi-longitudinal approaches to survey research. Alternative Spirituality and Religion Review 2018; Volum 9 (2). ISSN 1946-0538.s 257 - 265.s doi: 10.5840/asrr201811152.

  • Lewis, James R; Dawson, Lorne L. Introduction: Religion and Terrorism. Numen 2018; Volum 65 (2-3). ISSN 0029-5973.s 117 - 124.s doi: 10.1163/15685276-12341490.

  • Lewis, James R. American images of Punjabi immigrants in the early Twentieth Century. Sikh Formations: Religion, Culture, Theory 2017; Volum 13 (3). ISSN 1744-8727.s 181 - 192.s doi: 10.1080/17448727.2016.1147173.

  • Lewis, James R; Løøv, Margrethe; Doherty, Bernard. Same Trajectory, Different Prospects: Anglophone Census Data and the Future of the Irreligious and the ‘Nones’. Alternative Spirituality and Religion Review 2017; Volum 8 (1). ISSN 1946-0538.s 123 - 149.s doi: 10.5840/asrr20175933.

  • Lewis, James R; Ruskell, Nicole. Falun Gong and the Canada Media Fund: Why is the Canadian Government Bankrolling and Anti-China Propaganda Campaign?. Alternative Spirituality and Religion Review 2017; Volum 8 (2). ISSN 1946-0538.s 263 - 272.s doi: 10.5840/asrr2017103039.

  • Lewis, James R; Ruskell, Nicole. Innocent Victims of Chinese Oppression or Media Bullies? Analyzing Falun Gong's Media Strategies. Alternative Spirituality and Religion Review 2017; Volum 8 (2). ISSN 1946-0538.s 219 - 236.s doi: 10.5840/asrr2017102638.

  • Tøllefsen, Inga Bårdsen; Lewis, James R. The Cult of Geeks: Religion, Gender and Scientology. Brill Academic Publishers 2017; Volum 14 (1) ISBN 978-90-04-32871-6. ISSN 1874-6691.s 397 - 410.s doi: 10.1163/9789004330542_018.

  • Lewis, James R. The Dror Center Schism, The Cook Letter and Scientology's Legitimation Crisis. Brill Academic Publishers 2017; Volum 14 (1) ISBN 978-90-04-32871-6. ISSN 1874-6691.s 462 - 484.s doi: 10.1163/9789004330542_022.

  • Ruskell, Nicole; Lewis, James R. News Media, the Internet and the Church of Scientology. Brill Academic Publishers 2017; Volum 14 (1) ISBN 978-90-04-32871-6. ISSN 1874-6691.s 321 - 340.

  • Lewis, James R. Portrayals of Militancy and Pacifism in Textbook Treatments of the Sikh Tradition. Equinox Publishing 2017 ISBN 978-1-78179-258-2.s 210 - 219.

  • Lewis, James R; D'amico, Nicole. Understanding Falun Gong’s Martyrdom Strategy as Spiritual Terrorism. Cambridge University Press 2017 ISBN 9781316505625.s 235 - 254.s doi: 10.1017/9781316492536.

  • Lewis, James R. Imitations of Terror: Examining the Religion-Terrorism Nexus through a Retro Frame of Analysis. Cambridge University Press 2017 ISBN 9781316505625.s 132 - 145.

  • Lewis, James R; Utaaker, Oscar-Torjus. "Bumper Car Ride Thrugh a Maze of Spiritual Trips": Multiple Involvements, Changes across Time, and Deep Structure in the Alternative Spiritual Milieu. Equinox Publishing 2017 ISBN 9781781794166.s 241 - 261.

  • Lewis, James R. Scientology: Religious Studies Approaches. Numen 2016; Volum 63 (1). ISSN 0029-5973.s 6 - 11.s doi: 10.1163/15685276-12341405.

  • Lewis, James R; Dobrowolski, Ellen. Native American Prophet Religions. Oxford University Press 2016 ISBN 9780190466176.s 495 - 515.s doi: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190466176.001.0001.

  • Ruskell, Nicole; Lewis, James R. Cult Journalism. Oxford University Press 2016 ISBN 9780190466176.s 222 - 233.s doi: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190466176.001.0001.

  • Lewis, James R. Brainwashing and "Cultic Mind Control". Oxford University Press 2016 ISBN 9780190466176.s 174 - 185.s doi: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190466176.001.0001.

  • Lewis, James R. Satanic Ritual Abuse. Oxford University Press 2016 ISBN 9780190466176.s 210 - 221.s doi: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190466176.001.0001.

  • Lewis, James R. Seekers and Subcultures. Oxford University Press 2016 ISBN 9780190466176.s 60 - 71.s doi: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190466176.001.0001.

  • Lewis, James R. Sucking the ‘De’ Out of Me. Alternative Spirituality and Religion Review 2016; Volum 7 (1). ISSN 1946-0538.s 93 - 109.s doi: 0.5840/asrr20166921.

  • Lewis, James R; Currie, Sean E.; Oman-Reagan, Michael P. The Religion of the Educated Classes Revisited: New Religions, the Nonreligious, and Educational Levels. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 2016; Volum 55 (1). ISSN 0021-8294.s 91 - 104.s doi: 10.1111/jssr.12246.

  • Lewis, James R. Technological Exorcism, Body Thetans, and Scientology's Secret Mythology. Numen 2016; Volum 63 (1). ISSN 0029-5973.s 33 - 53.s doi: 10.1163/15685276-12341407.

  • Lewis, James R. Becoming a virtual Pagan: "Conversion" or identity construction?. The Pomegranate 2015; Volum 16 (1). ISSN 1528-0268.s 24 - 34.s doi: 10.1558/pome.v16i1.19480.

  • Lewis, James R; Tøllefsen, Inga Bårdsen. Introduction. Brill Academic Publishers 2015 (11) ISBN 9789004292444. ISSN 1874-6691.s 1 - 12.

  • Lewis, James R; Hellesøy, Kjersti. Danish Dianetics: Scholarship on the Church of Scientology in Nordic Countries. Brill Academic Publishers 2015 (11) ISBN 9789004292444. ISSN 1874-6691.s 93 - 107.s doi: 10.1163/9789004292468.

  • Lewis, James R; Fekjan, Sverre Andreas. Dispersed Spirituality: Resuscitating a Retro Frame of Analysis. Journal of Korean Religions 2015; Volum 75 (3). ISSN 2093-7288.s 1 - 33.

  • Lewis, James R; Fekjan, Sverre Andreas. New Religions, Contemporary Paganism and Paranormal Beliefs. Alternative Spirituality and Religion Review 2015; Volum 6 (2). ISSN 1946-0538.s 101 - 116.s doi: 10.5840/asrr2015102714.

  • Lewis, James R. Scientology vs. the Media. Alternative Spirituality and Religion Review 2015; Volum 6 (1). ISSN 1946-0538.s 61 - 78.s doi: 10.5840/asrr201572010.

  • Lewis, James R. New Age Medicine Men versus New Age Noaidi: Same Neoshamanism, Different Sociopolitical Situation. Palgrave Macmillan 2015 ISBN 9781137461391.s 127 - 140.s doi: 10.1057/9781137461407.

  • Lewis, James R. Scientology: Sect, science, or scam?. Numen 2015; Volum 62 (2-3). ISSN 0029-5973.s 226 - 242.s doi: 10.1163/15685276-12341364.

  • Lewis, James R. New Religious Movements. Brill Academic Publishers 2015 ISBN 978-9004290433.s 538 - 547.

  • Lewis, James R. Education, irreligion, and non-religion: Evidence from select anglophone census data. Journal of Contemporary Religion 2015; Volum 30 (2). ISSN 1353-7903.s 265 - 272.s doi: 10.1080/13537903.2015.1025556.

  • Fonneland, Trude A.; Kraft, Siv Ellen; Lewis, James R. Introduction: Nordic Neoshamanisms. Palgrave Macmillan 2015 ISBN 9781137461391.s 1 - 9.

  • Lewis, James R. Using the “F-Word” in Religious Studies: Toward a General Model of Sacred Forgeries. (fulltekst) Alternative Spirituality and Religion Review 2014; Volum 5 (2). ISSN 1946-0538.s 187 - 203.s doi: 10.5840/asrr2015221.

  • Lewis, James R. Fantasies of Abuse and Captivity in Nineteenth-Century Convent Tales. Palgrave Macmillan 2014 ISBN 978-1-137-40962-1.s 213 - 230.

  • Lewis, James R. The Youth Crisis Model of Conversion: An Idea Whose Time Has Passed?. Numen 2014; Volum 61 (5-6). ISSN 0029-5973.s 594 - 618.s doi: 10.1163/15685276-12341344.

  • Lewis, James R. Stones and Bones: Indigenous African Religions and the "Evolution" of World Religions. Equinox Publishing 2014 ISBN 9781781790540.s 198 - 211.

  • Lewis, James R. The Mount Carmel Holocaust: Suicide or Execution?. Ashgate 2014 ISBN 978-1-4094-5086-3.s 233 - 250.

  • Lewis, James R. The Earth School: The Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness. Oxford University Press 2014 ISBN 9780199315314.s 131 - 143.

  • Lewis, James R. Violence. Bloomsbury Academic 2014 ISBN 978-1-4411-9829-7.s 149 - 162.

  • Lewis, James R. Conversion to Satanism: Constructing Diabolical Identities. Oxford University Press 2013 ISBN 9780199779239.s 145 - 166.

  • Lewis, James R; Fekjan, Sverre Andreas. Beyond Hogwarts: Higher Education and Contemporary Pagans. The Pomegranate 2013; Volum 15 (1-2). ISSN 1528-0268.s 273 - 284.s doi: 10.1558/pome.v15i1-2.273.

  • Tøllefsen, Inga Bårdsen; Lewis, James R. Gender and Paganism in Census and Survey Data. The Pomegranate 2013; Volum 15 (1-2). ISSN 1528-0268.s 61 - 78.

  • Lewis, James R. Sects and Violence: The "Standard Model" of New Religions Violence. Journal of Religion and Violence 2013; Volum 1 (1). ISSN 2159-6808.s 83 - 101.

  • Lewis, James R. Free Zone Scientology and Other Movement Milieus: A Preliminary Characterization. (omtale) Temenos 2013; Volum 49 (2). ISSN 0497-1817.s 255 - 276.

  • Lewis, James R. Toward a Paradigm for Longitudinal Studies: A Case Study of the Order of Christ Sophia. Alternative Spirituality and Religion Review 2012; Volum 3 (1). ISSN 1946-0538.s 42 - 58.

  • Lewis, James R. Cracks in the Network Conversion Paradigm. International Journal for the Study of New Religions 2012; Volum 3 (2). ISSN 2041-9511.s 143 - 162.s doi: 10.1558/ijsnr.v3i2.143.

  • Lewis, James R; Andersson, Pia. Introduction (to special issue on alternative archeologies). Numen 2012; Volum 59 (2 - 3). ISSN 0029-5973.s 119 - 124.s doi: 10.1163/156852712X630734.

  • Lewis, James R. Scientology: Up Stat, Down Stat. Cambridge University Press 2012 ISBN 9780521145657.s 133 - 149.

  • Lewis, James R. Excavating Tradition: Alternative Archeologies as Legitimation Strategies. Numen 2012; Volum 59 (2-3). ISSN 0029-5973.s 202 - 221.s doi: 10.1163/156852712X630789.

  • Lewis, James R. How Religions Appeal to the Authority of Science. Brill Academic Publishers 2011 (3) ISBN 978-90-04-18791-7. ISSN 1874-6691.s 23 - 40.

  • Lewis, James R. The Branch Davidians: Through the Lens of Jonestown. (fulltekst) Alternative Spirituality and Religion Review 2011; Volum 2 (1). ISSN 1946-0538.s 55 - 88.

  • Lewis, James R; Baumann, Andreas. New Religions and the New Zealand Census: Are Meaningful Generalizations about NRM Members Still Possible?. International Journal for the Study of New Religions 2011; Volum 2 (2). ISSN 2041-9511.s 179 - 200.s doi: 10.1558/ijsnr.v2i2.179.

  • Lewis, James R. Fit for the Devil: Toward an Understanding of "Conversion" to Satanism. International Journal for the Study of New Religions 2010. ISSN 2041-9511.s doi: 10.1558/ijsnr.vlil.117.

  • Lewis, James R. Autobiography of a Schism. (fulltekst) Marburg Journal of Religion 2010; Volum 15. ISSN 1612-2941.

  • Lewis, James R. The Science Canopy: Religion, Legitimacy, and the Charisma of Science. Temenos 2010; Volum 46 (1). ISSN 0497-1817.s 7 - 29.

  • Lewis, James R. The Earth School: The Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness. Oxford University Press 2005 ISBN 0195156838.s 131 - 143.

  • Lewis, James R. Falun Gong: Spiritual Warfare and Martyrdom. (data) Cambridge University Press 2018 (10) ISBN 9781108445658. ISSN 2514-3786.

  • Gilhus, Ingvild S.; Kraft, Siv Ellen; Lewis, James R. New Age in Norway. Equinox Publishing 2017 ISBN 9781781794166.s 79 - 95.

  • Lewis, James R; Hellesøy, Kjersti. Handbook of Scientology. Brill Academic Publishers 2017; Volum 14 (1) ISBN 978-90-04-32871-6. ISSN 1874-6691.s 321 - 340.s doi: 10.1163/9789004330542_022.

  • Lewis, James R. The Cambridge Companion to Religion and Terrorism. Cambridge University Press 2017 ISBN 9781316505625.s 1 - 10.s doi: 10.1017/9781316492536.001.

  • Lewis, James R; Andreassen, Bengt-Ove; Thobro, Suzanne Anett. Textbook violence. Equinox Publishing 2017 ISBN 978-1-78179-258-2.s 151 - 175.

  • Dyrendal, Asbjørn; Lewis, James R; Petersen, Jesper Aagaard. The Invention of Satanism. Oxford University Press 2016 ISBN 9780195181104.

  • Feraro, Shai; Lewis, James R. Contemporary Alternative Spiritualities in Israel. Palgrave Macmillan 2016 ISBN 978-1137547415.

  • Lewis, James R; Tøllefsen, Inga Bårdsen. Oxford Handbook of New Religious Movements vol.2. Oxford University Press 2016 ISBN 9780190466176.s 1 - 14.s doi: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190466176.013.6.

  • Lewis, James R; Tøllefsen, Inga Bårdsen. Handbook of Nordic New Religions. Brill Academic Publishers 2015 (11) ISBN 9789004292444. ISSN 1874-6691.s 203 - 220.s doi: 10.1163/9789004292468_018.

  • Fonneland, Trude A.; Kraft, Siv Ellen; Lewis, James R. Nordic Neoshamanisms. Palgrave Macmillan 2015 ISBN 978-1-137-46139-1.

  • Kraft, Siv Ellen; Fonneland, Trude A.; Lewis, James R. Nordic Neoshamanisms. Palgrave Studies in New Religions and Alternative Spiritualities. Palgrave Macmillan 2015 ISBN 9781137461391.s 141 - 171.s doi: DOI: 10.1057/9781137461407.

  • Lewis, James R; Cusack, Carole M.. Sacred Suicide. Ashgate 2014 ISBN 978-1-4094-5086-3.s 233 - 250.

  • Andreassen, Bengt-Ove; Lewis, James R. Textbook Gods. Genre, Text and Teaching Religious Studies. Equinox Publishing 2014 ISBN 9781781790540.s 198 - 211.

  • Lewis, James R. Sects & Stats. Equinox Publishing 2014 ISBN 978-1781791080.

  • Tumminia, Diana; Lewis, James R. A Study of the Movement of Spiritual Awareness: Religious Innovation and Cultural Change. Palgrave Macmillan 2013 ISBN 978-1137374189.

  • Lewis, James R. Cults. Equinox Publishing 2012 ISBN 978-1-84553-974-0.

  • Lewis, James R; Hammer, Olav. Handbook of religion and the authority of science. (omtale) Brill Academic Publishers 2011 (3) ISBN 978-90-04-18791-7. ISSN 1874-6691.s 41 - 66.

  • Lewis, James R. Belief in Life After Death. VDM Verlag Dr. Müller Aktiengesellschaft & Co. KG 2010 ISBN 978-3-639-26239-1.

  • Lewis, James R; Levine, Nicholas. Children of Jesus and Mary: The Order of Christ Sophia. Oxford University Press 2010 ISBN 978-0-19-537844-3.

  • Lewis, James R. Introduction. Cambridge University Press 2017 ISBN 9781316505625.s 1 - 10.s doi: 10.1017/9781316492536.001.

  • Andreassen, Bengt-Ove; Lewis, James R. Introduction. Equinox Publishing 2017 ISBN 978-1-78179-258-2.s 1 - 6.

  • Lewis, James R; Tøllefsen, Inga Bårdsen. Introduction. Oxford University Press 2016 ISBN 9780190466176.s 1 - 14.

  • Lewis, James R. Review of: The Church of Scientology: A History of a New Religion by Hugh B. Urban, Princeton University Press, 2011. Religion 2014; Volum 44 (1). ISSN 0048-721X.s 166 - 169.

  • Lewis, James R. The Church of Scientology: A History of a New Religion, by Hugh B. Urban, Princeton University Press: Princeton, 2011, x + 268 pp. ISBN 978 0 691 14608 9, US$27.95 (cloth). Religion 2014; Volum 44 (1). ISSN 0048-721X.s 166 - 169.s doi: 10.1080/0048721X.2013.829717.

  • BÃ¥rdsen Tøllefsen, Inga; Lewis, James R. The Cult of Geeks. CESNUR 2013 2013-06-21 - 2013-06-24 2013.

  • Lewis, James R. Free Zone Scientology and Other Movement Milieus: A Preliminary Characterization. European Association for the Study of Religion Annual Meeting 2013-09-03 - 2013-09-06 2013.

  • Lewis, James R. The Invention of Sacred Tradition. 5th Israeli Conference for the Study of Contemporary Religion and Spirituality 2013-05-28 - 2013-05-29 2013.

  • Lewis, James R. KEYNOTE: Social Encapsulation and the Legitimization of Violence. Moral Psychology of Terrorism 2012-04-19 - 2012-04-20 2012.

  • Melvær, Knut; Lewis, James R. James R. Lewis on Who joins New Religious Movements?. (fulltekst) (prosjekt) 2012.

  • Lewis, James R. Review of: Benjamin E. Zeller, Prophets and Protons: New Religious Movements and Science in Late Twentieth-Century America. Journal of Religion in Europe 2012; Volum 5. ISSN 1874-8910.s 420 - 422.

  • Lewis, James R. The Youth Crisis Model of Conversion: An Idea Whose Time Has Passed. European Association for the Study of Religion Annual Meeting 2012-08-23 - 2012-08-26 2012.

  • Lewis, James R; Hammer, Olav. Introduction. Brill Academic Publishers 2011 (3) ISBN 978-90-04-18791-7. ISSN 1874-6691.s 1 - 22.

  • Lewis, James R. New Witches, Old Witches and the Demise of the Youth Crisis Model. Lecture at the Faculty of Theology and Religious Sciences 2011-09-28 - 2011-09-28 2011.

  • Lewis, James R. The Satan Census. Satanism in Western Culture: International Conference on the Devil's Disciples 2011-09-25 - 2011-09-27 2011.

  • Lewis, James R. The Prophet Motive. The Third Israeli Conference for the Study of Contemporary Spiritualities 2011-03-15 - 2011-03-15 2011.

  • Lewis, James R. The Neo-Pagan Explosion. Conference on Neo-Pagan and Native Faith Movements in Central and Eastern Europe 2011-03-11 - 2011-03-12 2011.