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Crafting History

S. Zohreh Kermani

in Pagan Family Values: Childhood and the Religious Imagination in Contemporary American Paganism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814769744
eISBN:
9780814744987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814769744.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter explores the manifold and conflicting histories of contemporary Paganism and how these varied understandings both reflect and influence Pagans' understandings of their religion, along ... More


Contemporary Paganism

Manon Hedenborg-White

in Controversial New Religions

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199315314
eISBN:
9780190258245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199315314.003.0019
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter provides an overview of contemporary Paganism. It begins by discussing definitions of Paganism and some of its essential characteristics, and proceeds to highlight some of the cultural ... More


My Dream Come True

S. Zohreh Kermani

in Pagan Family Values: Childhood and the Religious Imagination in Contemporary American Paganism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814769744
eISBN:
9780814744987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814769744.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter discusses Pagan life-cycle rituals and the ambivalence they elicit by considering the formal inclusion of children into contemporary Paganism through adult-led rituals such as Wiccanings ... More


Old Souls: Pagan Childhood

Pagan Childhood

in Pagan Family Values: Childhood and the Religious Imagination in Contemporary American Paganism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814769744
eISBN:
9780814744987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814769744.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter looks at Pagan childhood as an idealized realm that is constructed, maintained, and sometimes exploited by Pagan adults. Pagans' appreciation for childhood as a protected temporal and ... More


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