Nature Religion Today : : Paganism in the Modern World / / Joanne Overend.

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. Drawing on accounts from practitioners and academics, it shows nature religion evolving from a blend of envir...

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Superior document:Title is part of eBook package: De Gruyter Edinburgh University Press Archive eBook-Package Pre-2000
Place / Publishing House:Edinburgh : : Edinburgh University Press, , [2022]
Year of Publication:2022
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Physical Description:1 online resource (224 p.)
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Table of Contents:
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • List of Contributors
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
  • Part One. A Chthonic Imperative? Religion and Nature in the Modem World
  • 1 Globalisation and the Religion of Nature
  • 2 Reflections on New Age and the Secularisation of Nature
  • 3 Between Apocalypse and Self-realisation: ‘Nature* as an Index of New Age Religiosity
  • 4 Assumed Affinities: Wicca and the New Age
  • 5 The Chthonic Imperative: Gender, Religion and the Battle for the Earth
  • Part Two. The Pagan Alternative: the Goddess and Nature
  • 6 The European Native Tradition
  • 7 The Discovery of the Modern Goddess
  • 8 The Nature of the Goddess: Sexual Identities and Power in Contemporary Witchcraft
  • 9 Goddesses and Gopis: In Search of New Models of Female Sexuality
  • 10 Paganism and Tibetan Buddhism: Contemporary Western Religions and the Question of Nature
  • Part Three. Nature Religion in Practice
  • 11 Feminist Witchcraft and Holy Hermeneutics
  • 12 A Priest of the Goddess
  • 13 Wicca as Nature Religion
  • 14 The Gal-Gael Peoples of Scotland: on Tradition Re-bearing, Recovery of Place and Making Identity Anew
  • Bibliography
  • Index