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October 1, 2017

Possibly our favorite month of the year is finally here, dear listeners! It's the first day of October, and we have three new episodes slated for release on appropriately eerie religious movements that we can't wait to share with you. Additionally, we plan to be much m...

September 1, 2017

September has arrived, dear listeners, which means that it's back to school for Sects Ed's co-hosts. We expect that this will inevitably influence how active we can be on social media, but rest assured that you can always contact us through e-mail or the convenient con...

August 25, 2017

The story of the Mahdist Revolution is as complex as it is compelling. Several monographs aided us in not only detailing Muhammad Ahmad's life and religious teachings, but also the political and religious context of the nineteenth-century Sudan preceding his rise.

Furni...

August 1, 2017

Hello and Happy Lughnasadh, dear listeners. As we near the end of summer, the upcoming academic year is most assuredly on our minds. Since Michael will be entering the second year of his PhD program and Patrick will be wrapping up his MA degree, we anticipate that we w...

July 26, 2017

For this episode, we decided to keep up our recent trend of moving away from purely Euro-American religious traditions. While John Frum utilizes some components of Christianity, it is ultimately dedicated to the preservation of Melanesian kastom on the island of Tanna...

June 14, 2017

Out of all the new religious movements we have analyzed so far on Sects Ed, Aum Shinrikyo is perhaps the most infamous (even more so than Heaven's Gate). Thus, one of our greatest challenges was sifting through the diverse historiography and deciding which secondary so...

May 31, 2017

After spending two episodes in the 1790s, we decided to fast forward and cover a new religious movement from the twentieth century. The Church of All Worlds (CAW) took its name from a church founded by Valentine Michael Smith, the protagonist of Robert A. Heinlein's 19...

April 2, 2017

After covering the disturbing fate of the Cathars in the Albigensian Crusade, we thought we would spend the next episode focusing on a much later pacifistic sect that also embraced a form of Christian Dualism. I first became interested in the history of the Shakers whe...

March 14, 2017

For our first episode, we wanted to focus on some history from our home state of Michigan.
Having both worked for Mackinac State Historic Parks, we had, of course, heard of James Jesse Strang and the rivalry between Beaver Island and Mackinac Island. Since we were alre...

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