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Secular beats spiritual : the westernization of the easternization of the West

Author: Steve Bruce
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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A study of the process of secularization in relation to alternative forms of spirituality.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version :
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Steve Bruce
ISBN: 9780191843631 0191843636 9780192528230 0192528238
OCLC Number: 1007052488
Notes: This edition previously issued in print: 2017.
Target Audience: Specialized.
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
Contents: ""Cover""; ""Secular Beats Spiritual: The Westernization of the Easternization of the West""; ""Copyright""; ""Preface""; ""Acknowledgements""; ""Contents""; ""List of Figures and Tables""; ""Figures""; ""Tables""; ""1: The Secularization of the West""; ""Introduction""; ""Explaining the Decline""; ""ReligionÂś Shrinking Range""; ""The Decline of Community""; ""Science and Technology""; ""The Supply-Side Alternative""; ""Not Decline Just Change""; ""Definitions""; ""Conclusion""; ""Notes""; ""2: Contemporary Spirituality""; ""Introduction""; ""Findhorn""; ""The HealerÂś Tale"" ""The SeekerÂś Tale""""Glastonbury: From English Hippies to Beyoncé""; ""Key Concepts""; ""The Enduring Self""; ""The Effective Self and Intuition""; ""Reincarnation and Cultural Inversion""; ""Lack of Divide between Living and Dead""; ""The Return of the Occult""; ""Romancing the Stones""; ""Tolerance of Diversity""; ""Syncretism""; ""Holism""; ""The Structure of the New Age Milieu""; ""Conclusion""; ""Notes""; ""3: Yogins and Yoga""; ""Introduction""; ""Hindu Movements in the UK""; ""Krishna Consciousness""; ""The Vital Spark""; ""The Orange Order""; ""Transcendental Meditation"" ""From Yogins to Yoga""""Rebirth and Cosmic Justice""; ""Conclusion""; ""Notes""; ""4: Buddhism Religious and Secular""; ""Introduction""; ""Buddhism in Britain""; ""Of Temples and Monasteries""; ""Samye Ling""; ""Throssel Hole Abbey""; ""Chithurst Forest Sangha""; ""The Scale of Institutional Buddhism""; ""Mindfulness""; ""The Next Secularization""; ""Conclusion""; ""Notes""; ""5: Islam: The Unpillaged Eastern Religion""; ""Introduction""; ""Why Is Islam Not Pillaged?""; ""The Wrong Sort of Religion""; ""Requiring What is Right and Forbidding What is Wrong""; ""An Islamic Presence"" ""Feng Shui, Native American Indians, and Celtic Warriors""""Conclusion""; ""Notes""; ""6: Counting the Spiritual""; ""Introduction""; ""Celebrity Froth""; ""Pervading the Culture""; ""Measuring Serious Interest""; ""Excursus: On the Obsolescence of Respectability""; ""The Kendal Project""; ""Scottish Social Attitudes Survey""; ""Further Sources""; ""Projections and Trends""; ""Spirituality or Bad Science?""; ""Conclusion""; ""Notes""; ""7: The Secular Beats the Spiritual""; ""Introduction""; ""Aside One: Secularity or Capitalism""; ""Aside Two: Westernization or Globalization?"" ""The Size of the Gap""""The Rise of the Nones""; ""The Zombie of Previous Impiety""; ""Cycles and Trajectories""; ""Church to Denomination""; ""Sect to Denomination""; ""So Where are the New Sects?""; ""Individualism and Relativism""; ""Summary""; ""Socio-Moral Evaluation""; ""Notes""
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This study offers a detailed study of the religious and spiritual innovations of the last 50 years. It assesses their popularity in the UK and concludes that the 'not decline-just change' view cannot  Read more...

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