Religions of Modernity: Relocating the Sacred to the Self and the Digital

Religions of Modernity' challenges the social-scientific orthodoxy that modernization inevitably erodes the sacred, and documents - in rich empirical detail - how modernity spawns its own religious meanings by relocating the sacred to the self and the domain of digital technology.

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Main Author: Houtman, Dick
Contributors: Aupers, Stef (mitwirkender, Contributor)
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: Leiden BRILL 2010
Edition:1st ed.
Series/Journal:International Studies in Religion and Society Ser. v.12
Further subjects:B Religion and civilization
B Civilization, Modern ; 21st century
B Electronic books
B Civilization, Modern 21st century
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Parallel Edition:Erscheint auch als: 9789004184510
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Summary:Religions of Modernity' challenges the social-scientific orthodoxy that modernization inevitably erodes the sacred, and documents - in rich empirical detail - how modernity spawns its own religious meanings by relocating the sacred to the self and the domain of digital technology.
Intro -- Religions of Modernity -- Copyright -- Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Contributors -- Chapter One: Religions of Modernity: Relocating the Sacred to the Self and the Digital -- Chapter Two: Real Religion and Fuzzy Spirituality? Taking Sides in the Sociology of Religion -- Chapter Three: I Did It My Way? Individual Choice and Social Conformity in New Age Religion -- Chapter Four: Private Religion in the Public Sphere: Life Spirituality in Civil Society -- Chapter Five: Seeing Invisible Religion: Religion as a Societal Conversation about Transcendent Meaning -- Chapter Six: Ethics of Sensitivity: Towards a New Work Ethic -- Chapter Seven: Beyond the Spiritual Supermarket: The Social and Public Significance of New Age Spirituality -- Chapter Eight: Silicon Valley New Age: The Co-Constitution of the Digital and the Sacred -- Chapter Nine: Science, Fiction and Religion: About Real and Raelian Possible Worlds -- Chapter Ten: Religion and Spirituality in Science Fiction Narratives: A Case of Multiple Modernities? -- Chapter Eleven: 'Where the Zeroes Meet the Ones': Exploring the Affinity between Magic and Computer Technology -- Chapter Twelve: Digital Apocalypse: The Implicit Religiosity of the Millennium Bug Scare -- Name Index -- Subject Index.
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ISBN:9004193693