Women and Gender Issues in British Paganism, 1945–1990

Women and Gender Issues in British Paganism, 1945–1990

Author: Shai Feraro

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 3030466949

Category: History

Page: 321

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This book explores the ways in which changing views on gender and the place of women in society during the latter half of the twentieth century affected women’s participation and standing within British Paganism. More specifically, it examines how British Wiccans and Wiccan-derived Pagans reacted to the rise of 'second-wave' feminism and the Women's Liberation Movement in the UK – with a special emphasis on the reception of feminist theory hailing from the USA – and to the emergence of feminist branches of Witchcraft and Goddess Spirituality during the 1970s and 1980s. The book draws on primary sources never before analyzed in an academic context and makes a valuable contribution to the growing body of knowledge on gender and religion during the twentieth century, as very little research has been conducted on the relations between the history of modern Paganism and that of second-wave feminism in the UK.

Women and Gender Issues in British Paganism, 1945–1990

Women and Gender Issues in British Paganism, 1945–1990

Author: Shai Feraro

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030466954

Category: History

Page: 321

View: 320

This book explores the ways in which changing views on gender and the place of women in society during the latter half of the twentieth century affected women’s participation and standing within British Paganism. More specifically, it examines how British Wiccans and Wiccan-derived Pagans reacted to the rise of 'second-wave' feminism and the Women's Liberation Movement in the UK – with a special emphasis on the reception of feminist theory hailing from the USA – and to the emergence of feminist branches of Witchcraft and Goddess Spirituality during the 1970s and 1980s. The book draws on primary sources never before analyzed in an academic context and makes a valuable contribution to the growing body of knowledge on gender and religion during the twentieth century, as very little research has been conducted on the relations between the history of modern Paganism and that of second-wave feminism in the UK.

Essays on Women in Western Esotericism

Essays on Women in Western Esotericism

Author: Amy Hale

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030768898

Category: Anthropology

Page: 401

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This book is the first collection to feature histories of women in Western Esotericism while also highlighting womens scholarship. In addition to providing a critical examination of important and under researched figures in the history of Western Esotericism, these fifteen essays also contribute to current debates in the study of esotericism about the very nature of the field itself. The chapters are divided into four thematic sections that address current topics in the study of esotericism: race and othering, femininity, power and leadership and embodiment. This collection not only adds important voices to the story of Western Esotericism, it hopes to change the way the story is told. Amy Hale is an anthropologist and folklorist specializing in contemporary esoteric history, art and culture. Co-edited collections include New Directions in Celtic Studies, and The Journal of the Academic Study of Magic 5. She has written widely on surrealist and occultist Ithell Colquhoun, and is the author of the Colquhoun biography Genius of the Fern Loved Gully.

Counting Religion in Britain, 1970-2020

Counting Religion in Britain, 1970-2020

Author: Clive D. Field

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192849328

Category: History

Page: 489

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Counting Religion in Britain, 1970-2020, the fourth volume in the author's chronological history of British secularization, sheds significant new light on the nature, scale, and timing of religious change in Britain during the past half-century, with particular reference to quantitative sources. Adopting a key performance indicators approach, twenty-one facets of personal religious belonging, behaving, and believing are examined, offering a much wider range of lenses through which the health of religion can be viewed and appraised than most contemporary scholarship. Summative analysis of these indicators, by means of a secularization dashboard, leads to a reaffirmation of the validity of secularization (in its descriptive sense) as the dominant narrative and direction of travel since 1970, while acknowledging that it is an incomplete process and without endorsing all aspects of the paradigmatic expression of secularization as a by-product of modernization.

Contested Concepts in the Study of Religion

Contested Concepts in the Study of Religion

Author: George D. Chryssides

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350243835

Category: Religion

Page: 200

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This book offers a clear, concise introduction to the meaning of problematic terms, and the ways in which they should legitimately be used. Each entry considers the following: – Why is this concept problematic? – What are the origins of the concept? – How is it used or misused, and by whom? – Is it still a legitimate concept in the study of religion and, if so, what are its legitimate uses? – Are there other concepts that are preferable when writing on religion? Concepts covered include: – Belief – Religion – Magic – Secularisation – Violence This is a jargon-free indispensable resource for students and scholars that encourages the critical use of terms in the study of religion.

Radical Transformations in Minority Religions

Radical Transformations in Minority Religions

Author: Beth Singler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351851220

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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All religions undergo continuous change, but minority religions tend to be less anchored in their ways than mainstream, traditional religions. This volume examines radical transformations undergone by a variety of minority religions, including the Children of God/ Family International; Gnosticism; Jediism; various manifestations of Paganism; LGBT Muslim groups; the Plymouth Brethren; Santa Muerte; and Satanism. As with other books in the Routledge/Inform series, the contributors approach the subject from a wide range of perspectives: professional scholars include legal experts and sociologists specialising in new religious movements, but there are also chapters from those who have experienced a personal involvement. The volume is divided into four thematic parts that focus on different impetuses for radical change: interactions with society, technology and institutions, efforts at legitimation, and new revelations. This book will be a useful source of information for social scientists, historians, theologians and other scholars with an interest in social change, minority religions and ‘cults’. It will also be of interest to a wider readership including lawyers, journalists, theologians and members of the general public.

Religion Versus Empire?

Religion Versus Empire?

Author: Andrew Porter

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 071902823X

Category: History

Page: 396

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The only book to analyse the general relationships between Protestant missions and imperial Expansion in modern British history to 1914. A monumental book that draws extensively on the enormous range of literature represented by imperial history, religious history, and areas studies from the Far East to the Caribbean.

Sociological Abstracts

Sociological Abstracts

Author: Leo P. Chall

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105113577501

Category: Sociology

Page:

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CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.

Eusebius of Caesarea Against Paganism

Eusebius of Caesarea Against Paganism

Author: Arieh Kofsky

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004116427

Category: Religion

Page: 360

View: 791

This volume offers a new and detailed discussion of the subject of apologetics and polemics against the pagans in Eusebius of Caesarea (c. 260-340), discussing his response to the vigorous political, cultural and religious campaign launched against Christianity in his time. This publication has also been published in paperback, please click here for details.