Astrology and Popular Religion in the Modern West: Prophecy, Cosmology and the New Age Movement
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 01/09/2012 - 224 من الصفحات
This book explores an area of contemporary religion, spirituality and popular culture which has not so far been investigated in depth, the phenomenon of astrology in the modern west. Locating modern astrology historically and sociologically in its religious, New Age and millenarian contexts, Nicholas Campion considers astrology's relation to modernity and draws on extensive fieldwork and interviews with leading modern astrologers to present an invaluable contribution to our understanding of the origins and nature of New Age ideology.
This book challenges the notion that astrology is either 'marginal' or a feature of postmodernism. Concluding that astrology is more popular than the usual figures suggest, Campion argues that modern astrology is largely shaped by New Age thought, influenced by the European Millenarian tradition, that it can be seen as an heir to classical Gnosticism and is part of the vernacular religion of the modern west.
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Itis engagedin apolemical struggle with religious conservatives and scientific sceptics, the roots of which canbetraced back aroundtwo thousandyears tothedual foundationsof Christianityand classical scepticism. The sceptics,in the early ...
... astrology represents either scientific ignorance or religious error,compared tojust a few examples of general surveysby sympathetic writers.16 There is therefore still no wideranging workwhich examines astrology's cultural locus and ...
Geoffrey Dean argued that astrology isuseful, iflacking any scientific basis, while Bridget Costello argued that astrology is indeed 'usefulin an everyday way', aspeople deal with the mundane realityof theirlives.25 Judy Pugh, ...
For example,if astrology isclassified as a form of divination it tendsto be morecontroversial in a Christian context, but often lessso to some scientific sceptics on the grounds thatit doesnot make scientific claims. On the other hand, ...
Glickand Snyder noted that 'belief in astrology ... remains as prevalent today asever, despitethe lackof scientific evidence for such beliefs'.37 A typical view was expressed by John Silber, President ofBoston University.
ما يقوله الناس - كتابة مراجعة
The Extent of Belief in Astrology
A Public Survey
Interviews with Astrologers