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Nature religion today : paganism in the modern world

Author: Joanne Pearson; Richard H Roberts; Geoffrey Samuel
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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While traditional religions are in decline, Paganism is an area of unprecedented growth. This book offers an informed, state of the art insight into this fascinating area of cultural change.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joanne Pearson; Richard H Roberts; Geoffrey Samuel
ISBN: 074861057X 9780748610570
OCLC Number: 39533917
Description: xi, 222 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Globalization and the religion of nature / Peter Beyer --
2. Reflections on New Age and the secularisation of nature / Wouter J. Hanegraaff --
3. Between apocalypse and self-realisation : "Nature" as an index of New Age religiosity / Steven Sutcliffe --
4. Assumed affinities : Wicca and the New Age / Joanne Pearson --
5. The Chthonic imperative : gender, religion and the battle for the Earth / Richard Roberts --
6. The European native tradition / Prudence Jones --
7. The discovery of the modern goddess / Ronald Hutton --
8. The nature of the goddess : sexual identities and power in contemporary witchcraft / Susan Greenwood --
9. Goddesses and Gopis : in search of new models of female sexuality / Elizabeth Puttick --
10. Paganism and Tibetan Buddhism : contemporary western religions and the question of nature / Geoffrey Samuel --
11. Feminist witchcraft and holy hermeneutics / Jone Salomonsen --
12. A priest of the goddess / Philip Shallcrass --
13. Wicca as nature religion / Vivianne Crowley --
14. The Gal-Gael peoples of Scotland : on tradition re-bearing, recovery of place and making identity anew / Alastair McIntosh.
Responsibility: edited by Joanne Pearson, Richard H. Roberts and Geoffrey Samuel.
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