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Possession, Power and the New Age: Ambiguities of Authority in Neoliberal Societies

Possession, Power and the New Age: Ambiguities of Authority in Neoliberal Societies

Matthew Wood
June 28, 2007

This book provides a new sociological account of contemporary religious phenomena such as channelling, holistic healing, meditation and divination, which are usually classed as part of a New Age Movement. Drawing on his extensive ethnography carried out in the UK, alongside comparative studies in...

Christ and Human Rights: The Transformative Engagement

Christ and Human Rights: The Transformative Engagement

George Newlands
October 24, 2006

Human rights is one of the most important geopolitical issues in the modern world. Jesus Christ is the centre of Christianity. Yet there exists almost no analysis of the significance of Christology for human rights. This book focuses on the connections. Examination of rights reveals tensions,...

Christian Language and its Mutations: Essays in Sociological Understanding

Christian Language and its Mutations: Essays in Sociological Understanding

David Martin
November 14, 2002

Christian Language and its Mutations explores how Christian language alters in various social, cultural, historical and religious contexts. Having delineated the core language of Christianity, David Martin analyses how it mutates in different historical and social contexts, notably: peace and war;...

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