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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11.1Beliefin astrology: comparison ofstrongand moderate, belief and disbelief (percentages) 11.2 Belief in astrology: comparison of author's datawith other studies, illustrating minimum and maximum figures based on different types of ...
In the US, where around 40per centof adultsclaim to attenda church, synagogue or temple service regularly, the numberof religious devotees exceeds that of astrology believers, but the latter stillrepresent asizeable number.5 These ...
As Grace Davie has argued, 'by looking at the way that society reacts tonew religious movements and the controversy they generate, we can discover more aboutthat society itself'. And what if astrology is a religion?
(Oxford, 2006); Nicholas Campion, Astrology and Cosmologyin theWorld's Religions (New York, 2012);Nicholas Campion and Liz Greene, Astrologies: Plurality and Diversity (Lampeter, 2011). 4 The population ofthe UKin 2008 was just over61 ...
For sociological studies see, for example, Robert Wuthnow, Experimentation in American Religion: The New Mysticisms and Their Implicationsforthe Churches (Berkeley CA, 1978); Kurt Pawlik andLotharBuse, 'SelfAttribution asaModerator ...
ما يقوله الناس - كتابة مراجعة
The Extent of Belief in Astrology
A Public Survey
Interviews with Astrologers