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The Satanic Temple: Secularist Activism and Occulture in the American Political Landscape

Issue: Vol 10 No. 1 (2019)

Journal: International Journal for the Study of New Religions

Subject Areas: Religious Studies

DOI: 10.1558/ijsnr.38954


This article explores the development and ideology of The Satanic Temple,against the background of current American politics. The Satanic Temple isa recent addition to the Satanic milieu, and is positioned here as a form of"rationalist" Satanism that draws on the figure of Satan as a symbol of rebellion.The discussion follows the emergence of The Satanic Temple and itsintroduction to the mainstream media around 2012, the influences of esoteric,feminist, and secularist ideas on the group, and its present manifestationas a politically engaged "occulture."

Author: Manon Hedenborg White, Fredrik Gregorius

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