Christianity and new age thought

Whaling, Frank (1996) Christianity and new age thought. Alister Hardy Religious Experience Research Centre : Second Series of Occasional Papers.

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Abstract

In a short article it is necessary right at the start to state the obvious: that there are many varieties of ‘Christianity’ and many varieties of ‘New Age Thought’. In talking about the Christian tradition, it is possible to think in terms of denomination: Orthodox, Roman Catholic and Protestant, and the sub-varieties within each.In the case of New Age thought, the problem of pinning down what it represents is even more difficult, as this paper will show. Rather than concentrating on definitions, or a wide range of scattered issues, the purpose of this paper is to give some insight into the general phenomenon that is sometimes called “New Age religion”, to build bridges between New Age thought and Christianity, and to indicate also some areas wherein Christians would be wise to exercise caution in relation to New Age thought.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Series: RERC Second Series Occasional Papers;1.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Experience (Religion)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
Divisions: Alister Hardy Religious Experience Research Centre > Second Series of Occasional Papers
Depositing User: John Dalling
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2014 08:35
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2016 09:31
URI: http://repository.uwtsd.ac.uk/id/eprint/345

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