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Book: Enchantment

Chapter: Why Enchantment?

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.43964


In the introduction, I situate enchantment as a key concept for engaging with a wide range of conversations both within and outside religious studies scholarship including: descriptions of modernity; accounts of secularization; conflicts between science and religion; differences between pre-modern and modern religious forms; comparisons between pre-modern and modern societies and religious expressions, new materialisms, immanent justifications for environmentalism, and arguments concerning the place of religious justifications in legal proceedings.

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