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dc.contributor.authorOwen, Suzanne*
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-07T14:59:13Zen
dc.date.available2016-03-07T14:59:13Zen
dc.date.issued2016-02-29en
dc.identifier.citationOwen, S. (2016). The Sacred Alternative. In C. R. Cotter & D. G. Robertson (Eds.), After World Religions: Reconstructing Religious Studies (pp. 107-120). London, United Kingdom: Routledge.en
dc.identifier.isbn9781138919136en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/600739en
dc.description.abstractThe term ‘sacred’ broadens research to include groups and activities that cut across boundaries maintained by the WRP. Also, while some reject the term ‘religion’ to describe what they do, they still regard certain things and places as ‘sacred’. The limitations of Durkheim’s and Eliade’s ‘sacred’ and ‘profane’ binary as an analytical framework become apparent when applied to cases where ‘religion’ is ambiguous, as an example from a Pagan festival shows. Despite this, a focus on ‘making sacred’ as a human activity that highlights a group’s interests is a useful alternative to the World Religions approach in Religious Studies.
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dc.publisherRoutledgeen
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.routledge.com/products/9781138919136en
dc.subjectsacreden
dc.subjectPaganismen
dc.titleThe Sacred Alternativeen
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dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chester/Leeds Trinity Universityen
html.description.abstractThe term ‘sacred’ broadens research to include groups and activities that cut across boundaries maintained by the WRP. Also, while some reject the term ‘religion’ to describe what they do, they still regard certain things and places as ‘sacred’. The limitations of Durkheim’s and Eliade’s ‘sacred’ and ‘profane’ binary as an analytical framework become apparent when applied to cases where ‘religion’ is ambiguous, as an example from a Pagan festival shows. Despite this, a focus on ‘making sacred’ as a human activity that highlights a group’s interests is a useful alternative to the World Religions approach in Religious Studies.


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