Seeking the Mystery: An Introduction to Pagan Theologies

Seeking the Mystery: An Introduction to Pagan Theologies

by Christine Hoff Kraemer
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Seeking the Mystery: An Introduction to Pagan Theologies by Christine Hoff Kraemer

Contemporary Paganism focuses on practice, often neglecting theology. Yet belief and practice are intertwined. As the religious movement continues to grow, so does the need for intellectual frameworks for practice and ways of approaching the controversial question of belief.

In this book, Christine Hoff Kraemer asks central questions about the varieties of Pagan belief: Why is multiplicity so important to contemporary Pagan understanding of deities? How do Pagans experience divinity in nature? In what way can the human body be a sacred site? And what are “virtue ethics” for Pagans?

With an estimated 1.2 million Pagans in the United States and significant numbers elsewhere, Seeking the Mystery is important for Pagan self-understanding and also for non-Pagans who want to understand what their Pagan neighbors believe. This short introduction to Pagan theology—or better, theologies—is a valuable primer for students and practitioners alike.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940015821727
Publisher: Patheos Press
Publication date: 11/29/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 251 KB

About the Author

Christine Hoff Kraemer is Managing Editor of the Patheos.com Pagan Channel and an instructor in the Theology and Religious History department at Cherry Hill Seminary, where she has taught courses on Contemporary Global Paganisms and Pagan Theology. She is the co-editor of Graven Images: Religion in Comics Books and Graphic Novels and the author of numerous articles on contemporary Paganism, sexuality, literature, and popular culture. She lives in the Boston area.

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Seeking the Mystery: An Introduction to Pagan Theologies 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was quite disappointed in this book. It's supposed to be a 101 style book on pagan theologies. It comes across less than that, much less. It seems biased toward a non-mystical, material, and Wiccan viewpoint. Oh, other forms of Neo-paganism are mentioned, but that's about it. Nor are the connections between the beliefs and practices of the Hindu, Chinese, Japanese and other non-EuroAmerican faiths touched on, except as they relate to the aforementioned Wiccan focus.
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