From Pagan Studies to Scientific Study of Modern Paganisms



Year of publication 2014
Type Appeared in Conference without Proceedings
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Description The current state of affairs in the discipline of Pagan Studies has in recent years been gaining attention of increasing number of scholars. According to some authors (e.g. Mayer & Gründer, 2010; Davidsen, 2012; or Asprem & Granholm, 2013) it seems that the field has developed into being more interested in creating Pagan Theology than in providing critical historical and scientific accounts and Paganism is often being romanticized and ancientizated. One example is the so called Homecoming experience, which is the subject of this paper