WRSP FORUM INTERVIEWS

The collection of WRSP FORUM INTERVIEWS are print interviews on topics that address the interests of scholars studying religion. The individuals interviews are drawn primarily from original WRSP interviews moderated by the special project directors, the joint interview project with the Albion Calling Blog, and interview posts produced by The Religious Studies Project. A few interviews are drawn from other online sources, with appropriate credits.

BRANCH DAVIDIANS
“Deadly Encounter At Mount Carmel: The Branch Davidian – Federal Agency Confrontation,
February 28 – April 19, 1993″
Interview with Stuart Wright
Post Date: 9/13/2013

CESNUR
“CESNUR, the Center for Studies on New Religions”
Interview with Massimo Introvigne
Post Date: 6/7/2016

CHIRICAHUA APACHES
“Honoring the Ancestors and Their Descendants: Chiricahua Apaches
Interview with H. Henrietta Stockel
Post Date: 9/20/2014

CONSPIRACY THEORIES, GNOSTICISM, AND THE CRITICAL STUDY OF RELIGION
Interview with David G. Robinson
Published jointly with Albion Calling
Post Date:  3/22/2021

CULT AWARENESS MOVEMENT
“The Cult Awareness Movement in North America: Past, Present, Future”
 Interview with Michael Langone
Post Date: 8/10/2014

“Understanding the Religious Landscape: The Info-Secte/Info-Cult Perspective”
Interview with Michael Kropveld
Post Date: 12/29/2015

ESOTERICISM
“From Thelma to Santa Muerte.”
Interview with Manon Hedenborg White
Published jointly with Albion Calling
Post Date: 3/30/2021

“Developing the Study of Western Esotericism”
Interview with Dave Evans
Published jointly with Albion Calling
Post Date: 12/1/2012

HEATHENRY
“Heathenry in the United States”
Interview with Jennifer Snook
Published jointly with Albion Calling
Post Date: 3/30/2021

HEAVEN’S GATE
“Aspiring for the Stars: Heaven’s Gate”
Interview with Benjamin Zeller
Post Date: 7/14/2015

INFORM
“How To Be Informed About Minority Religions: Celebrating Inform On Its
Twenty-Fifty Anniversary”

Interview with Eileen Barker
Post Date: 12/24/2013

INVENTED RELIGION
“Invented Religions”
Interview with Carole Cusack
Post Date: 10/7/2017
Posted with the permission of The Religious Studies Project

ISLAMIC STATE
“Western Military Intervention Is What ISIS Wants”
Interview with Massimo Introvigne
Posted with the permission of the Vatican Insider
Post Date: 9/23/2014

JAINISM
“A Jain Leader Addresses the World”
Interview with Gurudev Shri Chitrabhanuji
Posted with the permission of Forbes Magazine
Post Date: 6/30/2013

MILLENNIAL RELIGION
“National Socialism as Millennial Religion?
Interview with David Redles
Post Date: 8/13/2014

MORMONISM
Seeking Equality in the LDS Church: Activism for Women’s Ordination
Interview with Kate Kelly
Post Date: 10/27/2014

PAGANISM
“Paganism and Esotericism,  and Rosaleen Norton”
Interview with Nevill Drury
Published jointly with Albion Calling
Post Date: 2/9/2013

PEOPLES TEMPLE
“Defining and Preserving the Peoples Temple in Collective Memory”
Interview with Mr. Fielding M. McGehee III and Dr. Rebecca Moore
Post Date: 8/24/2013

SANTA MUERTE
“Santa Muete: The New Saint In Town”
Interview with Dr. R. Andrew Chesnut
Post Date: 6/30/2013

VOUDOU
“How the Lwa Come to a Haitian Vodou Ritual”
An interview with Sallie Ann Glassman
Post Date: 10/9/2018

WESTBORO BAPTIST CHURCH
“When the Founder Dies: Westboro Baptist Church in the Aftermath of Pastor Fred Phelps Passing”
Interview with Dr. Rebecca Barrett
Post Date: 9/2/2014

WOMEN IN NEW RELIGIONS
“Women in New Religions”
Inteview with Dr. Laura Vance
Post Date: 4/27/2015

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Project Directors:
Ethan Doyle White
Catherine Wessinger
David G. Bromley

For further information, contact:
Ethan Doyle White
Ethan-Doyle-White@hotmail.co.uk 

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