By Prudence Jones
The 1st entire examine of its sort, this absolutely illustrated booklet establishes Paganism as a continual strength in ecu background with a profound effect on sleek thinking.
From the serpent goddesses of historic Crete to fashionable nature-worship and the recovery of the indigenous religions of jap Europe, this wide-ranging booklet bargains a worthwhile new standpoint of eu history.
In this definitive learn, Prudence Jones and Nigel Pennick draw jointly the fragmented resources of Europe's local religions and determine the coherence and continuity of the Pagan international imaginative and prescient. Exploring Paganism because it built from the traditional global during the Celtic and Germanic sessions, the authors eventually appraise sleek Paganism and its obvious reasons in addition to addressing feminist spirituality, the background flow, nature-worship and `deep' ecology
This cutting edge and finished historical past of eu Paganism will offer a stimulating, trustworthy advisor to this renowned measurement of non secular tradition for the tutorial and the overall reader alike.
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