Religions of Modernity: Relocating the Sacred to the Self and the Digital (BOK)

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Religions of Modernity' challenges the social-scientific orthodoxy that, once unleashed, the modern forces of individualism, science and technology inevitably erode the sacred and evoke the profane. The book's chapters, some by established scholars, others by junior researchers, document instead in rich empirical detail how modernity relocates the sacred to the deeper layers of the self and the domain of digital technology. Rather than destroying the sacred tout court, then, the cultural logic of modernization spawns its own religious meanings, unacknowledged spiritualities and magical enchantments. The classical theoretical accounts of modernity by Max Weber, Emile Durkheim and others, it is argued in the introductory chapter, already hinted that there's a future for such religions of modernity.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2010 Forlag
ISBN 9789004184510 Antall sider 276
Dimensjoner 16,5cm x 24,4cm x 2cm Vekt 617 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Andre medvirkende Dick Houtman, Stef Aupers
Emner og form Religion: general, Sociology