Wicca and the Christian Heritage / Edition 1

Wicca and the Christian Heritage / Edition 1

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by Joanne Pearson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415254140

ISBN-13: 9780415254144

Pub. Date: 03/28/2007

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

What is Wicca? Is it witchcraft, Paganism, occultism, esotericism, magic, spirituality, mysticism, nature religion, secrecy, gnosis, the exotic or 'other'? Wicca has been defined by and explored within all these contexts over the past thirty years by anthropologists, sociologists and historians, but there has been a tendency to sublimate and negate the role of

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What is Wicca? Is it witchcraft, Paganism, occultism, esotericism, magic, spirituality, mysticism, nature religion, secrecy, gnosis, the exotic or 'other'? Wicca has been defined by and explored within all these contexts over the past thirty years by anthropologists, sociologists and historians, but there has been a tendency to sublimate and negate the role of Christianity in Wicca's historical and contemporary contexts.

Joanne Pearson 'prowls the borderlands of Christianity' to uncover the untold history of Wicca. Exploring the problematic nature of the Wiccan claim of marginality, it contains a groundbreaking analysis of themes in Christian traditions that are inherent in the development of contemporary Wicca. These focus on the accusations which have been levelled against Catholisicm, heterodoxy and witchcraft throughout history: ritual, deviant sexuality and magic.

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ISBN-13:
9780415254144
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/28/2007
Edition description:
ANN
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think I have a pretty good idea of what it is like to belong to a faith that is VERY much a minority religion. My inlaes loathedme beecause of it. They couldn't accept that their sonanf brother, raisef aBaptist, was a witvh when wr met. More to the pont, Ihad toendure flstout lies from those who vlaim to follow Christ, like being followed through Hobby Lobby because an old biddy dpoyyed mt Y pentacle. Ladt time I ever went tete. Stop lying about my religion.