An Introduction to Belief Beyond Religion
By (author) Gordon Lynch
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New Spirituality by Gordon Lynch
Book DescriptionMuch attention has been given in recent writings about religion to fundamentalism and the 'religious right'. But less attention has been given to their opposite - the emergence of a new generation of progressive religious thinkers and organisations on the 'religious left'. "The New Spirituality" is one of the first books to give a comprehensive and authoritative account of this burgeoning progressive religious movement. It offers a clear and engaging analysis of the cultural roots, key ideas and organisational structures of this new faith, assessing its significance in the changing moral and religious landscape of contemporary western society. Gordon Lynch argues that we are witnessing the rise of a new religious ideology which reveres the natural world, connects religious faith with novel scientific theories, and has a forward-looking agenda for society's transformation. Produced by one of Britain's leading writers on the changing patterns of modern religion, "The New Spirituality" will be essential reading for students attempting to understand the shape of religious belief in the twenty-first century.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781845114145
(216mm x 138mm x 18mm)
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
Publish Date: 27-Apr-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Gordon Lynch
Sacred in the Modern World, Paperback (February 2014)
Re-interpreting Durkheim's theory of the sacred, this book sets out a theory of the sacred for use across a range of humanities and social science disciplines and draws on contemporary case study material to show how sacred forms-whether in 'religious' or 'secular' guise-continue to shape social life in the modern world.
On the Sacred, Paperback (September 2012)View all books by Gordon Lynch
Challenging the myth of the idealized rational society, Lynch argues that emotionally-charged forms of the sacred remain an inevitable foundation of social life. Modernity has not rid us of the sacred, but merely presented us with new sacred forms focused around humanity, nature and the nation.
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Author Biography - Gordon Lynch
Gordon Lynch is Senior Lecturer in Religion and Culture at the University of Birmingham. He is the author of several books which include 'After Religion: "Generation X" and the Search for Meaning', 'Losing My Religion: Moving on from Evangelical Faith', and 'Understanding Theology and Popular Culture'.
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