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Paganism: A Very Short Introduction

Paganism: A Very Short Introduction

by Owen Davies

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199235162
Pages: 144
Format: pdf, ePub, mobi, fb2
File size: 4 Mb
Date posting: 2020-07-10
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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 vanquished by their churches. For some it evokes images of sacrifice and barbaric behavior, while for others it symbolizes a peace-loving, nature-worshipping spiritual relationship with the earth. Written in a concise and lively style, this Very Short Introduction explores the meaning of the words "pagan" and ...