Hans-Günter Heimbrock (Ed.), Espen Dahl
The Holy Beyond Modern Dichotomies
Translated by Brian McNeil
1. Edition 2011
Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
Research in Contemporary Religion (RCR) -
Thanks to the recent »return to religion«, the holy has become a relevant issue in public debate as concepts such as »re-sacralization« and »re-enchantment« suggest. Holy war and religiously motivated terrorist attacks, the fascination in popular culture for subjects such as the Holy Grail (as in Dan Brown’s »Da Vinci Code«), new spiritual longings both within and outside institutional religion – all testify to the new religious climate. This situation calls for a reassessment of both classical and new theories about the holy. This is what Espen Dahl is aiming to achieve in his book.