Religion in Modern Times: An Interpretive Anthology
April 2000, Wiley-Blackwell
Part I: Varieties.
Religions of Difference.
Religions of Humanity.
Spiritualities of Life.
Part II: Contexts.
Difference, Gendered and Ethnic.
Part III: Trends.
Paul Heelas is Professor of Religion and Modernity at Lancaster University. He is the author of The New Age Movement (Blackwell Publishers, 1996) and editor of Religion, Modernity and Postmodernity (Blackwell Publishers, 1998).
* Takes a global approach.
* Explores the opposing dynamics which characterise religion in our times.
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