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The re-enchantment of the West alternative spiritualities, sacralization, popular culture, and occulture Vol. 1

Author: Christopher Partridge
Publisher: London [u.a.] T & T Clark Internat. 2004
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Partridge
ISBN: 0567082695 0567084086 9780567082695 9780567084088
OCLC Number: 837384247
Notes: Literaturverz. S. [224] - 246.
Description: X, 265 S. 24 cm
Contents: Introduction; Part 1: The Disenchantment And Re-enchantment Of The West 1. The Disenchantment of the West; Types of Secularization; Max Weber and the Disenchantment of the World; What Secularization is Not; Rationalization and Pluralism; Conclusion; 2. Understanding New Religions and Alternative Spiritualities; Max Weber on Sectarianism and Charisma; Ernst Troeltsch on Churches, Sects and Mysticism; H.R. Niebuhr on Sectarianism; Bryan Wilson on Sectarianism; Towards a Typology of the New Religious Life Secularization, New Religions and Alternative Spiritualities; 3. The Re-enchantment of the West Disenchantment as the Precursor to Re-enchantment; Non-traditional Religious Vitality; Re-enchantment and De-exotification; Concluding Comments; Part 2: The Significance Of Occulture; 4. Occulture; The Cultic Milleu and Mystical Religion Occulture; New Age Occulture: the Significance of the Self; The Priority of Experience and a Hermeneutic of Suspicion; Romanticizing the Premodern; Pagan Occulture; Concluding Comments; 5. Easternization? Turning East; East Meets West; The Significance of the 1893 World Parliament of Religions; A Revolution of Consciousness: the Sacralizing Significance of the 1960s; Eastern Teachers in Western Traditions; Easternization? Problems and Proposals; Quasi-religion, Instrumental Activism, and Syncretism; 6. Popular Occulture; Popular Culture as Religious Text? The Dilution Thesis; The Significance of Popular Culture; Supernatural Horror: Vampire Fiction Cool Occulture; Popular Sacred Narratives; 7. Popular Occulture: The Significance of Sound Adorno and Popular Music; The Occultural Significance of Popular Music Festival Culture; Psychedelic Trance Culture; Practising the Sacred Art of Dub; Concluding Comments; Bibliography; Index
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