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