Selling Spirituality : the Silent Takeover of Religion

Carrette, J. and King, R. (2005) Selling Spirituality : the Silent Takeover of Religion. Routledge. ISBN 9780415302081

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Abstract

From feng shui to holistic medicine, from aromatherapy candles to yoga weekends, spirituality is big business. It promises to soothe away the angst of modern living, and to offer an antidote to shallow materialism. Selling Spirituality is a short, sharp attack on this fallacy. It shows how spirituality has in fact become a powerful commodity in the global marketplace--a cultural addiction that reflects orthodox politics, curbs self-expression and colonizes Eastern beliefs. Exposing how spirituality has today come to embody the privatization of religion in the modern West, Jeremy Carrette and Richard King reveal the people and brands who profit from this corporate hijack, and explore how spirituality can be reclaimed as a means of resistance to capitalism and its frauds.

Item Type:Books
Additional Information:Dutch edition: 2006.
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:King, Prof Richard
Authors: Carrette, J., and King, R.
Subjects:B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
College/School:College of Arts > School of Critical Studies > Theology and Religious Studies
Publisher:Routledge
ISBN:9780415302081
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