Raëlianism as convincing science fiction

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Raëlianism as convincing science fiction

Type: Master thesis
Title: Raëlianism as convincing science fiction
Author: loep, casperloep, casper
Issue Date: 2017
Keywords: Rael Raelianism new religion UFO science fiction sci-fi veracity mechanisms legitimation strategies
Abstract: The following paper (submitted as my master thesis for the course Theology and Religious Studies) analysizes the new religious movement Raelianism and its use of legitimation strategies and veracity mechanisms to create a plausible, convincing and appealing narrative, mainly through the use of science fiction tropes.
Supervisor: Davidsen, Markus
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities
Department: Theology and Religious Studies (Master)
ECTS Credits: 20
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/51297

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