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Carnal, Chthonian, Complicated: The Matter of Modern Satanism

Jesper Aa. Petersen

in Controversial New Religions

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199315314
eISBN:
9780190258245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199315314.003.0024
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter discusses self-declared Satanism as a religious worldview in its own right. It begins with a discussion of location and ownership of the “satanic,” which provides a framework for the ... More


The Carnival of Dr. LaVey: Articulations of Transgression in Modern Satanism

Jesper Aagaard Petersen

in The Devil’s Party: Satanism in Modernity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199779239
eISBN:
9780199979646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199779239.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter follows the theme of transgression from Anton LaVey and into the plurality of expressions and practices in the satanic milieu today. Questioning any simple correspondence between modern ... More


The Invention of Satanism

Asbjorn Dyrendal, James R. Lewis, and Jesper Aa. Petersen

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780195181104
eISBN:
9780190277505
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181104.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The book gives an introduction to the history and sociology of Satanism. The first part shows briefly how Satanism, a term of accusation, came to be a term of positive, self-designated religious ... More


Conversion to Satanism: Constructing Diabolical Identities

James R. Lewis

in The Devil’s Party: Satanism in Modernity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199779239
eISBN:
9780199979646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199779239.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter examines conversion experiences in Paganism and Satanism. The goal is to address the common misconception that people joining such movements are either passive, confused or adolescent. ... More


Little Nicky Grows Up?

Asbjørn Dyrendal, James R. Lewis, and Jesper Aa. Petersen

in The Invention of Satanism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780195181104
eISBN:
9780190277505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181104.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

An online survey of self-identified Satanists was conducted in 2000‒2001. Eight years later, from June through December 2009, a comparable online survey of 300 Satanists was carried out. However, ... More


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