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The Sacred in Exile

What it Really Means to Lose Our Religion

Authors: McCann, Gillian, Bechsgaard, Gitte

  • Engages with many points of view, including sociology, psychology, and philosophy of religion
  • Discusses how, for the first time in history, a large segment of the population of the Western world are living without any form of religious belief
  • Engages the way that the loss of religion will influence both how we live and how we die
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-66499-6
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About this book

This book addresses the fact that, for the first time in history, a large segment of the population in the western world is living without any form of religious belief.  While a number of writers have examined the implications of this shift, none have approached the phenomenon from the perspective of religious studies. The authors examine what has been lost from the point of view of sociology, psychology, and philosophy of religion. The book sits at the nexus of a number of important debates including: the role of religion in public life, the connection between religion and physical and psychological well-being, and the implications of the loss of ritual in terms of maintaining communities.

About the authors

Gillian McCann is an associate professor in the Religions and Cultures department at Nipissing University, North Bay, Canada.

Gitte Bechsgaard is a registered psychotherapist (RP) and the founding director of Vidya Institute, Toronto, Canada.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction: The Spiritual Malaise of Our Time

    McCann, Gillian (et al.)

    Pages 1-14

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  • Religion as Ordering Principle and Higher Law

    McCann, Gillian (et al.)

    Pages 15-33

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  • The Importance of Self-cultivation

    McCann, Gillian (et al.)

    Pages 35-48

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  • The Limiting and Structuring Function of Religion

    McCann, Gillian (et al.)

    Pages 49-65

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  • The Sacrality of the Body

    McCann, Gillian (et al.)

    Pages 67-88

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eBook 23,79 €
44,02 € (listprice)
price for Germany (gross)
valid through 31. Dezember 2018
  • ISBN 978-3-319-66499-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 29,95 €
58,84 € (listprice)
price for Germany (gross)
valid through 31. Dezember 2018
  • ISBN 978-3-319-66498-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Sacred in Exile
Book Subtitle
What it Really Means to Lose Our Religion
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-66499-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-66499-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-66498-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 146
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