Invented religions have been described as modern religions which advertise their invented status and reject traditional strategies of authorisation. But what does it mean for a religious formation to be ‘made up’, and how might this status affect perceptions of its legitimacy or authenticity in...
To Be Published September 29th 2015 by Routledge
New Age and holistic beliefs and practices - sometimes called the "new spirituality" - are widely distributed across modern global society. The fluid and popular nature of new age makes these movements a very challenging field to understand using traditional models of religious analysis. Rather...
Published November 30th 2013 by Routledge
A Critical Reader
The study of religion has never been more important. Religion remains central to the individual and communal lives of the majority of people around the world and provides some of the clearest fracture lines in contemporary global and national politics. This volume scrutinises different ways in...
Published September 1st 2011 by Routledge
A History of Spiritual Practices
The first true social history of the phenomenon known as New Age culture, Children of the New Age presents an overview of the diverse varieties of New Age belief and practice from the 1930s to the present day. Drawing on original ethnographic research and rarely seen archival material, it calls...
Published November 14th 2002 by Routledge