Beyond Religion

The Cultural Evolution of the Sense of the Sacred, from Shamanism to Religion to Post-religious Spirituality

By William Irwin Thompson

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Traces the history of religion and examines the explosion in religious violence in light of ongoing cultural transformation.

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In this unique little book, cultural historian William Irwin Thompson argues that we are approaching the end of the age of religion, and entering into a new era of post-religious spirituality. Addressing the explosion of religious fundamentalist violence around the world, he sees such events as the death throes of medieval religions, rather than their rebirth.


Tracing the history of religion from the thirteenth century to the present day, this book provides important context to the way we interpret global events and news stories, and will be of value to anyone who wants to engage with the cultural transformation at work in our world.

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Format Paperback
Imprint Lindisfarne Books
Publication Date 14 Nov 2013
ISBN 9781584201519

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