The New Metaphysicals : Spirituality and the American Religious Imagination
By: Bender, Courtney.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2014Description: 1 online resource (266 p.).ISBN: 9780226043173.Subject(s): Electronic books. -- local | Experience (Religion) | Religion and sociology -- United States -- Case studies | Spirituality -- Massachusetts -- CambridgeGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The New Metaphysicals : Spirituality and the American Religious ImaginationDDC classification: 204.2 LOC classification: BL53Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction: Long Shadows -- 1. Shamans in the Meetinghouse: Locating Contemporary Spirituality -- 2. Becoming Mystics -- 3. Tuning the Body -- 4. Karmic Laundry: Imagining and Embodying Spiritual History -- 5. "Zooming Around": Mystical Lands and Cosmopolitanisms -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
American spirituality-with its focus on individual meaning, experience, and exploration-is usually thought to be a product of the postmodern era. But, as The New Metaphysicals makes clear, contemporary American spirituality has historic roots in the nineteenth century and a great deal in common with traditional religious movements. To explore this world, Courtney Bender combines research into the history of the movement with fieldwork in Cambridge, Massachusetts-a key site of alternative religious inquiry from Emerson and William James to today. Through her ethnographic analysis, Bender discov
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