New Age Spirituality: Rethinking Religion

Routledge, 11.9.2014 - 320 sivua
New Age and holistic beliefs and practices - sometimes called the "new spirituality" - are widely distributed across modern global society. The fluid and popular nature of new age makes these movements a very challenging field to understand using traditional models of religious analysis. Rather than treating new age as an exotic specimen on the margins of 'proper' religion, "New Age Spirituality" examines these movements as a form of everyday or lived religion. The book brings together an international range of scholars to explore the key issues: insight, healing, divination, meditation, gnosis, extraordinary experiences, and interactions with gods, spirits and superhuman powers. Combining discussion of contemporary beliefs and practices with cutting-edge theoretical analysis, the book repositions new age spirituality at the forefront of the contemporary study of religion.

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All mixed up thinking about religion in relation to
Rethinking New Age spiritualities
the contribution of New Age to a spatial model
New Age data
spiritualities of life idealism vitalism
the organizational forms of unorganized religion
Comparing New Age beliefs and practices
New Age identities in comparative perspective
energy as cognitive currency
Putting new spiritual practices to work
secular sacralizations on the borders
New Age as a case study
an analysis of feeling rules
agency alterity and practices of enchantment
New Age spiritualities good to think in the study

New Age Sami shamanism and indigenous spirituality
between traditional Christianity and folk

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Steven J. Sutcliffe is Senior Lecturer in the School of Divinity at the University of Edinburgh. Ingvild Sælid Gilhus is Professor of the History of Religions at the University of Bergen, Norway.

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