Seeking the Mystery by Christine Hoff Kraemer
An Introduction to Pagan Theologies

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Contemporary Paganism focuses on practice, often neglecting theology. Yet belief and practice are intertwined. As the religious movement continues to grow, so does the need for intellectual frameworks for practice and ways of approaching the controversial question of belief.

In this book, Christine Hoff Kraemer asks central questions about the varieties of Pagan belief: Why is multiplicity so important to contemporary Pagan understanding of deities? How do Pagans experience divinity in nature? In what way can the human body be a sacred site? And what are "virtue ethics" for Pagans?

With an estimated 1.2 million Pagans in the United States and significant numbers elsewhere, Seeking the Mystery is important for Pagan self-understanding and also for non-Pagans who want to understand what their Pagan neighbors believe. This short introduction to Pagan theology--or better, theologies--is a valuable primer for students and practitioners alike.

Includes chapter summaries, discussion questions, and activities for individual and group study.

About Christine Hoff Kraemer

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Published November 28, 2012 by Patheos Press. 138 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction

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She has published widely on literature, popular culture, and Paganism and is the author of Seeking the Mystery: An Introduction to Pagan Theologies (Patheos Press, 2012) as well as Eros and Touch from a Pagan Perspective (Routledge, 2013).

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In addition to her Pagan work, Cat is active in her local Quaker meeting, and she writes about the connections between Pagan and Quaker practice at the blog she co-writes with her husband Peter, Quaker Pagan Reflections.

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(And that point stands, regardless of whether or not someone happens to believe that Wicca has roots that go back to ancient times, etc.) If it’s used without the capital letters, and with specific reference to an ancient pagan religion – such as “the old religion of the Germanic tribes” or “the...

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