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Paganism: A Very Short Introduction

Owen Davies

May 2011

ISBN: 9780199235162

160 pages
Paperback
174x111mm

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Very Short Introductions

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From its origins to the present day, Owen Davies explores ideas about paganism that have existed over the last two millennia. He takes a chronological look at changing attitudes towards its beliefs, its practices, and its relationship with the Church.

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From its origins to the present day, Owen Davies explores ideas about paganism that have existed over the last two millennia. He takes a chronological look at changing attitudes towards its beliefs, its practices, and its relationship with the Church.

  • Explores the history and origins of Paganism
  • Reveals attitudes towards the practices of pagans from the ancient world to the present day
  • Written in a concise and lively style, providing an engaging introduction
  • Discusses various ways in which 'pagan' and 'paganism' have been defined and used from antiquity to the present
  • Part of the bestselling Very Short Introductions series

About the Author(s)

Owen Davies, Reader in History, University of Hertfordshire

Table of Contents

    Introduction: Defining Paganism
    1:Ancient world
    2:Paganism in retreat
    3:Gods in the North
    4:Pagans across the oceans
    5:Embracing the pagan past
    6:Return of the old gods
    Conclusion