- University Of Virginia's
- Religious Movements
- UVa's Religious Movements
- Early in the turn of this century, the University of Virginia
put together one of the best and most comprehensive online libraries
relating to modern day religious movements. The effort was immense
and could only be out shined by the great and wonderful research
conducted by the students and professors of the Sociology Department.
- Begun nearly a decade ago in conjunction with a course on
New Religious Movements that Prof. Jeffrey K. Hadden had taught
at the University of Virginia for more than twenty years, the
Religious Movements Homepage Project has grown into an Internet
resource for teaching and scholarship that is widely acknowledged
as among the finest in the world. The site was originally @ Religious
Movements and maintained profiles for over 100 different
religions and paths of spiritual beliefs.
- The founding editor of the Religious Movements Homepage Project,
Jeff Hadden, passed away in 2003. Its new editor-in-chef is Douglas
E. Cowan, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at the University
of Waterloo. Dr. Cowan will be overseeing the ongoing development
of the Web site and its migration to servers at his home institution.
- As this process is expected to take some time, researchers
may wish to consult an archived version, at http://web.archive.org/web/20060907005952/http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/relmove.
- Update 2009.12 - I have not
been able to access this site for several months. Hopefully this
is a sign that the new custodians of this information are working
on the republication of this site.
- The last update to this site was in 2007. Even though this
information has been archived, I've been a bit worried that the
project might eventually be canceled and lost. Especially in
these economic times. I have solicited and attained permission
from Dr.Cowan to reprint a few of the profiles from the original
site that I think my readers might find interesting.
- Hopefully the new site will be up and running again soon.
Until then, the following are articles created by the UVA project.
They are intact and the content has not been altered. I have
removed some of the graphics and links from the pages so they
will work functionally here on PagansPath.com.
- Please note:
- These pages are not written or created by me or anyone
associated with Pagan's Path. They were and still are the property
of the University of Virginia (or it's designated representative).
As such, they are not maintained or kept up to date here on my
site. If you find a broken link, you can let me know and I will
update the page with a notation.