Religions of Modernity: Relocating the Sacred to the Self and the Digital

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Stef Aupers
BRILL, Jul 7, 2010 - Religion - 288 pages
Religions of Modernity' challenges the social-scientific orthodoxy that modernization inevitably erodes the sacred, and documents - in rich empirical detail - how modernity spawns its own religious meanings by relocating the sacred to the self and the domain of digital technology.
 

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Contents

Religions of Modernity Relocating the Sacred to the Self and the Digital
1
Real Religion and Fuzzy Spirituality? Taking Sides in the Sociology of Religion
31
I Did It My Way? Individual Choice and Social Conformity in New Age Religion
49
Private Religion in the Public Sphere Life Spirituality in Civil Society
69
Seeing Invisible Religion Religion as a Societal Conversation about Transcendent Meaning
89
Ethics of Sensitivity Towards a New Work Ethic
115
Beyond the Spiritual Supermarket The Social and Public Significance of New Age Spirituality
135
Silicon Valley New Age The CoConstitution of the Digital and the Sacred
161
Science Fiction and Religion About Real and Raelian Possible Worlds
187
Religion and Spirituality in Science Fiction Narratives A Case of Multiple Modernities?
205
Where the Zeroes Meet the Ones Exploring the Affinity between Magic and Computer Technology
219
Digital Apocalypse The Implicit Religiosity of the Millennium Bug Scare
239
Name Index
261
Subject Index
267
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