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Paganism : a very short introduction

Author: Owen Davies
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2011.
Series: Very short introductions.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Paganism is an evocative word that, even today, conjures up deep-seated emotions and prejudices. Until recently, it was primarily a derogatory term used by Christians to describe the non-Christian cultures confronted and vanquished by their Churches. For some it evokes images of sacrifice and barbaric behaviour, while for others it symbolises a peace-loving, nature-worshipping spiritual relationship with the earth.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Davies, Owen, 1969-
Paganism.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2011
(DLC) 2011282125
(OCoLC)731984995
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Owen Davies
ISBN: 9780191617362 0191617369 9780191620010 0191620017
OCLC Number: 746747113
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 144 pages) : illustrations
Contents: The ancient world --
Pagansim in retreat --
Gods in the North --
Pagans across the ocean --
Embracing the pagan past --
Returning to the old gods.
Series Title: Very short introductions.
Responsibility: Owen Davies.

Abstract:

From its origins to the present day, Owen Davies explores ideas about paganism that have existed over the last two millennia. He takes a chronological look at changing attitudes towards its beliefs,  Read more...
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