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Author Rountree, Kathryn.
Title Crafting contemporary pagan identities in a Catholic society / Kathryn Rountree.
Imprint Farnham, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate Pub., [2010]

Author Rountree, Kathryn.
Series Vitality of indigenous religions
Vitality of indigenous religions.
Subject Catholic Church.
Catholic Church -- Relations -- Neopaganism.
Neopaganism -- Malta.
Neopaganism -- Relations -- Catholic Church.
Malta -- Religion.
Malta -- Religious life and customs.
Description 1 online resource (xii, 194 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Cover; Contents; List of Figures; Malta: Places mentioned in the text; Acknowledgements; Introduction: Going Between the Worlds; 1 Background; 2 Merry Meet: Creating and Performing Pagan Identities; 3 The Circle is Open but Unbroken: The Personal and Cultural Contexts of Paganism; 4 The Wheel Turns; 5 Synergies and Tensions between the Worlds; 6 Living a Magical Life; 7 The Temples; 8 She Changes Everything She Touches; Bibliography; Index.
Summary Contemporary western Paganism is now a global religious phenomenon with Pagans in many parts of the world sharing much in common - from a nature-revering worldview and lifestyle to a host of chants, invocations, ritual tools and magical practices. But there are also locally-specific differences. Local religious contexts, landscapes, histories, traditions, politics, values and norms all impact on local Paganisms. This is nowhere more evident than in a strongly Catholic society, where religion and culture are deeply entwined. Taking the Mediterranean society of Malta as a case study, this book i.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0754697916 (ebk.)
9780754697916 (ebk.)
OCLC # 534436963
Additional Format Print version: Rountree, Kathryn. Crafting contemporary pagan identities in a Catholic society. Farnham, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate Pub. Ltd., ©2010 9780754669739 (DLC) 2009020740 (OCoLC)361969338