T6806 Pagan Reconstructionisms

Instructor: Caroline Tully, Ph.D.
Meeting time: Saturdays  6pm ET

Many people today are returning to the religious practices of ancient cultures: the Egyptians, Minoans, Greeks, Romans, Norse, and Celts for instance. This movement is known as Pagan Reconstructionism. While some Pagan Reconstructionists attempt to practice historically authentic ancient pagan religions; others such as Druids, draw inspiration from past traditions, or like Wiccans, blend the past with new spiritual practices. Such spiritual creativity and bricolage characterizes the 21st century religious landscape, as modern people continue to seek wisdom from the past while exploring their own ways of making meaning.

Required Text(s): Religions of the ancient world: a guide by Sarah Iles Johnston (ed.). Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2004.

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