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Introduction to Pagan Studies / Edition 1

Introduction to Pagan Studies / Edition 1

by Barbara Jane Davy
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ISBN-13: 9780759108196
Publisher: AltaMira Press
Publication date: 10/28/2006
Series: Pagan Studies Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 254
Product dimensions: 6.08(w) x 9.19(h) x 0.61(d)

About the Author

Barbara Jane Davy holds a Ph.D. in religion from Concordia University, Montreal. She has been engaged in the academic study of Paganism for ten years, and has written articles on Paganism, shamanism, and nature religion ritual studies, environmental ethics, and the philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas in journals and encyclopedias. She currently serves as President of the Environmental Studies Association of Canada and has been an active member of the Nature Religion Scholars Network within the American Academy of Religion since 1997.

Table of Contents

0 Introduction 1 Beliefs 2 Social Organization 3 Individual and Family Practices 4 Group Practices 5 Myths and Historical Origins 6 Literary Origins and Influences 7 Social and Charismatic Influences 8 Denominations 9 Ethics and Politics 10 Current Issues 11 Research in Pagan Studies 13 Glossary 14 Bibliography 15 Index

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earthlistener on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Introduction to Pagan Studies is a great book which overviews not only the believes found within paganism in general but also the pagan community as a whole. This book on contemporary paganism is about the history and sociology of paganism rather than magic and mystery. This book is designed to educate, not entertain. Author Barbara Jane Davy has provides an excellent text establishing a scholarly, systematic and interdisciplinary approach to the study of the growing pagan culture of the 21st century.