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The Meaning and Significance of New Religious Movements

Lorne L. Dawson

in Teaching New Religious Movements

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195177299
eISBN:
9780199785537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177299.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

While the number of people involved in new religious movements (NRMs) is small, the attention they have received in the popular media and academic discourse suggest a greater significance. In the ... More


 Conclusion: The Disenchantment of Te?

Charles Ramble

in The Navel of the Demoness: Tibetan Buddhism and Civil Religion in Highland Nepal

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195154146
eISBN:
9780199868513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195154146.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Te may be culturally conservative, but it is by no means impervious to change. While the mechanisms for dealing with limited change have been discussed in previous chapters, the Conclusion examines ... More


Mallarmé: Irony and Enchantment

Joshua Landy

in How to Do Things with Fictions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195188561
eISBN:
9780199949458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188561.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Max Weber was half right: modernity is indeed characterized most centrally by the “disenchantment of the world.” At the same time, however, modernity is also characterized by the re-enchantment of ... More


Arts of Wonder: Enchanting Secularity - Walter De Maria, Diller + Scofidio, James Turrell, Andy Goldsworthy

Jeffrey L. Kosky

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226451060
eISBN:
9780226451084
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226451084.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The fate of our times is characterized by rationalization and intellectualization and, above all, by “the disenchantment of the world.” Max Weber’s statement remains a dominant interpretation of the ... More


The Re-Enchantment of the World: Secular Magic in a Rational Age

Joshua Landy and Michael Saler (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804752992
eISBN:
9780804787499
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804752992.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This is an interdisciplinary volume that challenges the long-prevailing view of modernity as “disenchanted.” There is of course something to the widespread idea, so memorably put into words by Max ... More


The Art of Re-enchantment: Making Early Music in the Modern Age

Nick Wilson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199939930
eISBN:
9780199369775
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199939930.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, History, Western

This book tells the remarkable and inspiring story of the British early music movement (Early Music). Since the late-1960s this quietly influential cultural phenomenon has completely transformed the ... More


God & the Gothic: Religion, Romance, & Reality in the English Literary Tradition

Alison Milbank

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198824466
eISBN:
9780191863257
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198824466.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

God and the Gothic undertakes a complete reimagining of the Gothic literary canon to examine its engagement with theological ideas, tracing its origins to the apocalyptic critique of the Reformation ... More


The Art of Re-enchantment

Nick Wilson

in The Art of Re-enchantment: Making Early Music in the Modern Age

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199939930
eISBN:
9780199369775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199939930.003.0012
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, History, Western

Theconcluding chapter draws the many strands of theresearch together around ‘the art of re-enchantment’. Early Music is explained as a processof re-enchanting classical music, and in so doing ... More


Introduction: The Re-Enchantment of Romanticism

Gavin Hopps

in Byron's Ghosts: The Spectral, the Spiritual and the Supernatural

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781846319709
eISBN:
9781781380925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846319709.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This introductory chapter begins with a sketch of postmodern re-enchantment in order to explain one aspect of this book’s enterprise — namely, a scholarly concern not only with Derridean spectres but ... More


“Jewish World Conspiracy” and the Question of Secular Religions: An Interpretative Perspective

Paul Zawadzki

in The Paranoid Apocalypse: A Hundred-Year Retrospective on The Protocols of the Elders of Zion

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814748923
eISBN:
9780814748930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814748923.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the role of the Protocols as part of an ominous new phenomenon: secular “political religions.” The Protocols is a remarkable case study in the way that, under the secular ... More


Introduction: The Varieties of Modern Enchantment

Joshua Landy and Michael Saler

in The Re-Enchantment of the World: Secular Magic in a Rational Age

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804752992
eISBN:
9780804787499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804752992.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter argues that there is a variety of secular and conscious strategies for re-enchantment, held together by a common aim of filling a God-shaped void. The discussion also introduces three ... More


Homeless Gardens

Robert Harrison

in The Re-Enchantment of the World: Secular Magic in a Rational Age

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804752992
eISBN:
9780804787499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804752992.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the homeless who have a more direct, literal, and pressing acquaintance with the modern predicament than anyone else. Their response is to construct “gardens” amid desolate ... More


The Modernist Imagination of Place and the Politics of Regionalism: Puig i Cadafalch and Early Twentieth-Century Barcelona

Maiken Umbach

in The Re-Enchantment of the World: Secular Magic in a Rational Age

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804752992
eISBN:
9780804787499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804752992.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter argues that modern space may be re-enchanted architecturally. This was the explicit goal of Josep Puig i Cadafalch, a prominent Catalan politician and architect. Like his romantic ... More


Gnosophilia: Bloch, Benjamin, and the Authority of Counter-Tradition

Daniel Jiro Tanaka

in The Re-Enchantment of the World: Secular Magic in a Rational Age

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804752992
eISBN:
9780804787499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804752992.003.0011
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter claims that Walter Benjamin and Ernst Bloch—and a large number of less self-reflective moderns—found a new locus, within the material world, for the mystical revelation. It examines ... More


Epilogue: What Hearing Knows

Michel Serres

in The Re-Enchantment of the World: Secular Magic in a Rational Age

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804752992
eISBN:
9780804787499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804752992.003.0014
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter notes that re-enchantment takes place through language in a strikingly different way. It provides an account of a genuine, non-fanciful, potentially epistemology-generating access to the ... More


Reflexive Spirituality in Context

Kelly Besecke

in You Can’t Put God in a Box: Thoughtful Spirituality in a Rational Age

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199930920
eISBN:
9780199369768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199930920.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explains the significance of reflexive spirituality in the context of four stories: (1) The disenchantment of society and the modern loss of meaning. In this story, reflexive ... More


Being Elsewhere

Julian Johnson

in Out of Time: Music and the Making of Modernity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780190233273
eISBN:
9780190233303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190233273.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Music reworks modernity, in part, by constructing imaginary journeys to alternative places (heterotopia). A sense of transport is built into tonality which delimits borders in order to cross them and ... More


Introduction:: Wonder and the Rise of Fiction

Sarah Tindal Kareem

in Eighteenth-Century Fiction and the Reinvention of Wonder

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199689101
eISBN:
9780191802027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689101.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter defines wonder, sketches out how its operation shifts over the course of the eighteenth century, and indicates wonder’s role in the re-enchantment of the Enlightenment much discussed by ... More


Religion, Sociology, and Psychology: William James and the Re-enchantment of the World

Richard H. King

in William James and the Transatlantic Conversation: Pragmatism, Pluralism, and Philosophy of Religion

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199687510
eISBN:
9780191767173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687510.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter compares two great works of Protestant modernity—James’s The Varieties of Religious Experience and Max Weber’s The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism—that bring together ... More


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