Main Orthodox Christianity, New Age Spirituality and Vernacular Religion: The Evil Eye in Greece

Orthodox Christianity, New Age Spirituality and Vernacular Religion: The Evil Eye in Greece

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This anthropological work thoroughly illustrates the novel synthesis of Christian religion and New Age spirituality in Greece. It challenges the single-faith approach that traditionally ties southern European countries to Christianity and focuses on how processes of globalization influence and transform vernacular religiosity. Based on long-term anthropological fieldwork in Greece, this book demonstrates how the popular belief in the 'evil eye' produces a creative affinity between religion and spirituality in everyday practice. The author analyses a variety of significant research themes, including lived and vernacular religion, alternative spirituality and healing, ritual performance and religious material culture. The book offers an innovative social scientific interpretation of contemporary religiosity, while engaging with a multiplicity of theoretical, analytic and empirical directions. It contributes to current key debates in social sciences with regard to globalization and secularization, religious pluralism, contemporary spirituality and the New Age movement, gender, power and the body, health, illness and alternative therapeutic systems, senses, perception and the supernatural, the spiritual marketplace, creativity and the individualization of religion in a multicultural world.


Request Code : ZLIBIO3186240
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Year:
2021
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Language:
English
Pages:
216
ISBN 10:
135015279X
ISBN 13:
9781350152793
ISBN:
135015279X,9781350152793
Series:
Bloomsbury Advances in Religious Studies

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