Invention of Tradition and Syncretism in Contemporary Religions: Sacred Creativity - Palgrave Studies in New Religions and Alternative Spiritualities (Hardback)Stefania Palmisano (editor)
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This book explores manifestations of creativity in the religious domain. Specifically, the contributions focus on the nexus of the sacred and the creative, and the mechanisms of syncretism and (re)invention of tradition by which this manifestations occur.
The text is divided into two sections. In the first, empirical cases of spirituality characterized by syncretistic processes are highlighted; in the second, examples which can be traced back to forms of the (re)invention of tradition are examined. The authors document possible forms of adaptations and religious enculturation. In the second, the authors demonstrate that spiritual traditions, whether ancient or historically fictitious, are suitable for reframing in the context of critical interpretative frameworks related to cultural expectations which challenge them and call their continuity into question.
Publisher: Springer International Publishing AG
Number of pages: 234
Weight: 452 g
Dimensions: 210 x 148 mm
Edition: 1st ed. 2017
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