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Book: Pagan Religions in Five Minutes

Chapter: 10. Is Paganism a Nature Religion?

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.45477


Paganism can be classified as a nature religion. The term became popular among Pagans in the 1970s, partly influenced by the rise of environmentalism in Western societies. It allowed for conceptual connections with other non-Abrahamic, typically polytheistic religions globally. The term has also been used in academic contexts, as scholars like Catherine Albanese have noted.

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