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Title Religions of modernity : relocating the sacred to the self and the digital / edited by Stef Aupers and Dick Houtman
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 273 pages)
Series International studies in religion and society, 1573-4293 ; v. 12
International studies in religion and society ; 12
Contents Religions of modernity : relocating the sacred to the self and the digital / Dick Houtman and Stef Aupers -- Real religion and fuzzy spirituality? : taking sides in the sociology of religion / Linda Woodhead -- I did it my way? : individual choice and social conformity in New Age religion / Olav Hammer -- Private religion in the public sphere : life spirituality in civil society / Siobhan Chandler -- Seeing invisible religion : religion as a societal conversation about transcendent meaning / Kelly Besecke -- Ethics of sensitivity : towards a new work ethic / Kirsten Marie Bovbjerg -- Beyond the spiritual supermarket : the social and public significance of New Age spirituality / Stef Aupers and Dick Houtman -- Silicon Valley New Age : the co-constitution of the digital and the sacred / Dorien Zandbergen -- Science, fiction and religion : about real and Raelian possible worlds / Carly Machado -- Religion and spirituality in science fiction narratives : a case of multiple modernities? / Adam Possamai and Murray Lee -- 'Where the zeroes meet the ones' : exploring the affinity between magic and computer technology / Stef Aupers -- Digital apocalypse : the implicit religiosity of the millennium bug scare / Karen Pärna
Summary 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 books 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 enchantm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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Subject Civilization, Modern -- 21st century.
Religion and civilization.
Form Electronic book
Author Aupers, Stef, 1969-
Houtman, Dick.
ISBN 9004184511 (cloth)
9004193693 (electronic bk.)
9789004184510 (cloth)
9789004193697 (electronic bk.)