Paganism and the world forum of religions

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dc.contributor.author York, Michael
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-21T16:50:05Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-21T16:50:05Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.citation YORK, M. 2016. Paganism and the world forum of religions. Journal of the Irish Society for the Academic Study of Religions, 3(1), 42-58. en
dc.identifier.volume 3 en
dc.identifier.issued 1 en
dc.identifier.startpage 42 en
dc.identifier.endpage 58 en
dc.identifier.issn 2009-7409
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/3800
dc.description.abstract Using the sociological tool known as the ideal-type, there is a distinction to be made for ancient, indigenous and contemporary paganisms vis-à-vis the more established world such as Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, etc. While both the New Age movement and contemporary Western paganism may be understood through what Gerlach and Hine identified as the segmented-polycentric-integrated-network (SPIN), New Age may be increasingly understood as one more denomination under the rubric of paganism. In general, pagan religiosity is to be identified through its corpo-spirituality, veneration of nature, this-worldly focus, plural understanding of the divine, humanistic undercurrent and pursuits of enchantment and pleasure. Diverging from the characteristics of the pagan ideal-type as well as deep, generic and/or vernacular paganisms are both gnostic and secular forms of paganism. The multiplicity of religions, however, allows and encourages the internal dialogue of paganism with itself as the external conversation with the other religions of the world. en
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher ISASR in association with the Study of Religions, University College Cork en
dc.relation.uri http://jisasr.org/
dc.rights (c)2016, The Author(s). en
dc.subject Paganism en
dc.subject Corpo-spirituality en
dc.subject Ideal-type en
dc.subject This-worldly emphasis en
dc.subject Global forum of religious dialogue en
dc.subject Epicureanism en
dc.title Paganism and the world forum of religions en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.description.version Published Version en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Journal of the Irish Society for the Academic Study of Religions en


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