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A Coming Home: Neo-Paganism and the Search for Community

by Collins, Loleta B.

Abstract (Summary)
The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate the cultural responsibility Western suburban life has when it comes to creating a desire for community. This study demonstrates the rejection of suburban culture throughout modern U. S. history and shows how this rejection has lead to the revival of Pagan religions. These Neo-Pagan traditions have arrived as a response to homogenized suburban life, and as a reaction against the stereotypes set forth by Christianity. This investigation was accomplished by using methods of Comparative Religious studies to analyze the trends in contemporary Paganism. The trends studied include the Neo-Pagan presence in written works and in cyberspace. Furthermore, this paper sets forth the idea of contemporary Paganism as a reaction to Post-Modernism, which becomes the foundation for future studies.
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School:Miami University

School Location:USA - Ohio

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:neo paganism community individuality contemporary united states history

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Date of Publication:01/01/2002

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