The Open UniversitySkip to content

The authority of intimacy in Paganism and goddess spirituality

Harvey, Graham (1996). The authority of intimacy in Paganism and goddess spirituality. Diskus: The journal of the British Association for the Study of Religions (BASR), 4(1) pp. 34–48.

Google Scholar: Look up in Google Scholar


Contemporary Paganism and Goddess Spirituality are most distinctive in celebrating nature (inclusive of the earth and the body) rather than denigrating it in favour of 'spirit'. They are also distinctive in their positive valuation of women, females and the feminine. This paper situates their sources and expressions of authority in intimacy (relationship or neighbourliness) with the various realities and experiences of embodied life. Supernatural and hierarchical claims to authority are refused

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 1997 Internet Journal of Religion, 1997 DISKUS
ISSN: 0967-8948
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > History, Religious Studies, Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 21993
Depositing User: Jean Fone
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2010 08:35
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2016 10:39
Share this page:

Actions (login may be required)

Policies | Disclaimer

© The Open University   contact the OU