Cross-Cultural Collection on Popular Religion Includes Paganism

The edited collection Religion, Tradition and the Popular examines “experiences of spirituality in combination with commercialization and expressive performative practices as well as everyday politics of identity. Based on innovative theoretical reflections, the essays take into consideration what the transcultural negotiation of religion, tradition and the popular signifies in different places and social contexts.”

Two contributions speak to contemporary Paganism in particular:

• Stefanie v. Schnurbein,  “Germanic Neo-Paganism: A Nordic Art-Religion?” (243–60).

• René Gründer, “Neo-pagan Traditions in the 21st Century: Re-inventing Polytheism in a Polyvalent World-Culture,” ( 261–82).