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Religiosities toward a Future: In Pursuit of the New Millennium

Bruce Kapferer, Annelin Eriksen and Kari Telle

Keywords: FUNDAMENTALISM; GLOBALIZATION; NATIONALISM; PENTECOSTALISM; RELIGIOSITY; SECULARISM

Abstract

An approach is outlined toward imaginary projections upon presents and futures at the turn of the current millennium. The religiosity or the passionate intensity of commitment to imaginary projections is stressed, particularly the way that these may give rise to innovative social and political directions especially in current globalizing circumstances. While new religions of a millenarian character are referred to, the general concern is with the form of new conceptions of political and social processes that are by no means confined to what are usually defined as religions.

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