New Spirituality, Self, And Belonging

New Spirituality, Self, And Belonging

by Jon P. Bloch
     
 

ISBN-10: 0275959570

ISBN-13: 9780275959579

Pub. Date: 10/30/1998

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Through in-depth interviews with 22 New Agers and Neo-Pagans, this study proposes a new model of religious identity from a sociological standpoint. The analysis demonstrates that in spite of their great diversity of beliefs and lack of strong organizational ties, a discernible community of alternative spiritualists does exist.This volume will appeal not only to

Overview

Through in-depth interviews with 22 New Agers and Neo-Pagans, this study proposes a new model of religious identity from a sociological standpoint. The analysis demonstrates that in spite of their great diversity of beliefs and lack of strong organizational ties, a discernible community of alternative spiritualists does exist.This volume will appeal not only to scholars of the sociology of religion, but also to sociologists interested in community building, social movements, and self-identity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275959579
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/30/1998
Series:
Religion in the Age of Transformation Series
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

Conceptualizing Alternative Spirituality

Talking About Self and Community

Ideological Strains: Spirituality and Science

Other Dualisms: Earth/Sky, Goddess/God, Darkness/Light

Ideological Limitations

Mythology as Ideology

Conclusion

Appendix A

Appendix B

Bibliography

Index

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