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Bowman, Marion and Coleman, Simon (2019). A Cathedral Is Not Just for Christmas: Civic Christianity in the Multicultural City. In: Klassen, Pamela E. and Scheer, Monique eds. The Public Work of Christmas: Difference and Belonging in Multicultural Societies. (Advancing Studies in Religion Series). McGill-Queen's University Press, pp. 240–261.

Bowman, Marion and Sepp, Tiina (2019). Caminoisation and Cathedrals: replication, the heritagisation of religion, and the spiritualisation of heritage. Religion, 49(1) pp. 74–98.

Coleman, Simon and Bowman, Marion (2019). Religion in cathedrals: pilgrimage, heritage, adjacency, and the politics of replication in Northern Europe. Religion, 49(1) pp. 1–23.


Bowman, Marion (2016). From production to performance: Candles, creativity and connectivity. In: Hutchings, Tim and McKenzie, Joanne eds. Materiality and the Study of Religion: The Stuff of the Sacred. Theology and Religion in Interdisciplinary Perspective Series. Routledge.

Bowman, Marion (2016). The Contented Collector: Materiality, Relationality and the Power of Things. Material Religion, 12(3) pp. 384–386.

Bowman, Marion (2016). ”He’s My Best Friend” Relationality, Materiality, and the Manipulation of Motherhood in Devotion to St Gerard Majella in Newfoundland’. In: Woo, Terry and Lee, Becky eds. Canadian Women Shaping Diasporic Religious Identities. Waterloo, Ontario: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, pp. 3–34.

Bowman, Marion (2016). "Helping Glastonbury to Come into Its Own”: Practical Spirituality, Materiality, and Community Cohesion in Glastonbury. In: Coats, Curtis D. and Emerich, Monica M. eds. Practical Spiritualities in a Media Age. London, New York: Bloomsbury Academic, pp. 51–65.

Bowman, Marion (2016). Crisis, Change and “the Continuous Art of Individual Interpretation and Negotiation”: The Aftermath of Clerical Sexual Abuse in Newfoundland. The Journal of the Irish Society for the Academic Study of Religions, 3 pp. 140–170. file


Bowman, Marion (2015). Railways, Rivalry and the Revival of Pilgrimage in Glastonbury, 1895 and 1897. Religion, Culture, Society: Yearbook of the MTA-SZTE Research Group for the Study of Religious Culture, 2 pp. 168–190.

Bowman, Marion (2015). Christianity, Plurality and Vernacular Religion in early Twentieth Century Glastonbury: A Sign of Things to Come? In: Methuen, Charlotte; Spicer, Andrew and Wolffe, John eds. Christianity and Religious Plurality. Studies in Church History (51). Woodbridge: Boydell and Brewer, pp. 302–321.


Bowman, Marion (2014). Vernacular Religion, Contemporary Spirituality and Emergent Identities: Lessons from Lauri Honko. Approaching Religion, 4(1) pp. 101–113. file


Bowman, Marion (2013). Valuing spirituality: Commodification, consumption and community in Glastonbury. In: Gauthier, François and Martikainen, Tuomas eds. Religion in consumer society: Brands, consumers and markets. Ashgate, pp. 207–224.

Bowman, Marion (2013). Raising the Dead: Revisiting Letters to Diana. Acta Ethnographica Hungarica, 58(1) pp. 221–228.


Bowman, Marion and Valk, Ülo eds. (2012). Vernacular Religion in Everyday Life: Expressions of Belief. New York & London: Routledge.


Bowman, Marion (2011). Understanding Glastonbury as a site of consumption. In: Lynch, Gordon; Mitchell, Jolyon and Strhan, Anna eds. Religion, Media and Culture: A Reader. Abingdon, New York: Routledge, pp. 11–22.

Bowman, Marion (2011). Folklore, Religion and Contemporary Spirituality. Folklore


Bowman, Marion (2009). Glastonbury festival and the performance of remembrance. DISKUS, 10

Bowman, Marion (2009). Learning from experience: The value of analysing Avalon. Religion, 39(2) pp. 161–168.

Bowman, Marion (2009). From Glastonbury to Hungary: contemporary integrative spirituality and vernacular religion in context. In: Vargyas, Gábor ed. Passageways: From Hungarian Ethnography to European Ethnology and Sociocultural Anthropology. Budapest: Department of European Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, The University of Pécs - L’Harmattan Publishing House, 195 -221. restricted access item, not available for direct download


Bowman, Marion (2008). Going with the flow: contemporary pilgrimage in Glastonbury. In: Margry, Peter Jan ed. Shrines and Pilgrimage in the Modern World: New Itineraries into the Sacred. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, pp. 241–280.


Bowman, Marion (2007). A Tale of Two Celticities: Sacred Springs, Legendary Landscape, and Celtic Revival in Bath. Australian Religion Studies Review, 20(1) pp. 93–115.

Bowman, Marion (2007). Arthur and Bridget in Avalon: Celtic Myth, Vernacular Religion and Contemporary Spirituality in Glastonbury. Fabula, Journal of Folktale Studies, 48(1/2) pp. 16–32.

Bowman, Marion (2007). Å følge strømmen. Moderne pilegrimsferd I Glastonbury
To follow the flow. Modern Pilgrimage to Glastonbury.
In: Gilhus, Ingvild Sælid and Kraft, Siv Ellen eds. Religiøse reiser. Mellom gamle spor og nye mål. Oslo: Universitetsforlaget, pp. 51–62.


Bowman, Marion (2006). The Holy Thorn Ceremony: Revival, Rivalry and Civil Religion in Glastonbury (Presidential Address given to the Folklore Society, March 2005). Folklore, 117(2) pp. 123–140.

Sinclair, Stefanie and Bowman, Marion (2006). Christianity: Study Guide. Milton Keynes, U.K.: Open University.


Bowman, Marion (2005). Neo-druidism. In: Koch, John T. ed. Celtic Culture: A Historical Encyclopedia. Santa Barbara, US: ABC-CLIO Ltd, pp. 1353–1354.

Bowman, Marion (2005). Spirituality, Celtic. In: Koch, John T. ed. Celtic Culture: A Historical Encyclopedia. Santa Barbara, US: ABC-CLIO Ltd, pp. 1622–1623.

Bowman, Marion I. (2005). Ancient Avalon, New Jerusalem, Heart Chakra of Planet Earth: the Local and the Global in Glastonbury. Numen, 52(2) pp. 157–190.


Bowman, Marion (2004). Procession and possession in Glastonbury: Continuity, change and the manipulation of tradition. Folklore, 115(3) pp. 273–285.

Bowman, Marion (2004). Taking stories seriously: vernacular religion, contemporary Spirituality and the myth of Jesus in Glastonbury. Temenos, 39-40 pp. 125–142.

Bowman, Marion (2004). Phenomenology, fieldwork and folk religion. In: Sutcliffe, Steven ed. Religion: Empirical Studies. Ashgate, pp. 3–18.

Bowman, Marion (2004). Healing in the spiritual marketplace : consumers, courses, and credentialism. In: Lewis, James R ed. The Encyclopedic Sourcebook of New Age Religions. Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books, pp. 339–348.


Bowman, Marion (2003). From Keltoi to cybercelts: continuity and change in Celtic identities. In: Pittaway, Mark ed. Globalization and Europe. Buckingham, UK: The Open University, pp. 107–165.

Bowman, Marion (2003). Vernacular religion and nature: The “Bible of the Folk” tradition in Newfoundland. Folklore, 114(3) pp. 285–295.


Bowman, Marion (2002). Contemporary Celtic spirituality. In: Pearson, Joanne ed. Belief beyond boundaries: Wicca, Celtic spirituality and the New Age. Religion today: tradition, modernity and change (5). Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, pp. 55–101.


Sutcliffe, Steven and Bowman, Marion eds. (2000). Beyond New Age: Exploring Alternative Spirituality. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

Bowman, Marion (2000). More of the same? Christianity, vernacular religion and alternative spirituality in Glastonbury. In: Sutcliffe, Steven and Bowman, Marion eds. Beyond New Age: Exploring Alternative Spirituality. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, pp. 83–104.

Bowman, Marion (2000). Introduction. In: Bowman, Marion and Sutcliffe, Steven eds. Beyond New Age: Exploring Altenative Spirituality. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, pp. 1–13.

Bowman, Marion (2000). nature, the natural and pagan identity. Pagan Identities, Special Issue of DISKUS, Marion Bowman, Graham Harvey, eds., 6

Bowman, Marion ed. (2000). Healing and Religion. Hisarlik Studies in Contemporary Religion. London: Hisarlik Press.

Bowman, Marion (2000). The need for healing: a Bath case study. In: Bowman, Marion ed. Healing and Religion. Enfield Lock, Middlesex: Hisarlik Press, pp. 95–107.

Bowman, Marion (2000). Contemporary Celtic spirituality. In: Hale, Amy and Payton, Philip eds. New Directions in Celtic Studies. Exeter: University of Exeter Press, pp. 69–91.

Bowman, Marion and Harvey, Graham (2000). Pagan Identities: DISKUS 6. BASR, Wolverhampton.


Bowman, Marion (1999). A provincial city shows respect: shopping and mourning in Bath. In: Walter, Tony ed. The Mourning for Diana. Oxford: Berg, pp. 215–225.


Bowman, Marion (1998). Research Note: After Diana. Folklore, 109 pp. 99–101.

Bowman, Marion (1998). Belief, Legend and Perceptions of the Sacred in Contemporary Bath. Folklore, 109 pp. 25–31.


Bowman, Marion (1995). Cardiac Celts: images of the Celts in contemporary British paganism. In: Harvey, Graham and Hardman, Charlotte eds. Paganism Today. London: Thorsons, pp. 242–251.

Bowman, Marion (1995). The Noble Savage and the Global Village: Cultural Evolution in New Age and Neo-Pagan Thought. Journal of Contemporary Religion, 10(2) pp. 139–149.


Bowman, Marion (1994). The commodification of the Celt: New Age/Neo-pagan consumerism. In: Brewer, Teri ed. The Marketing of Tradition: Perspectives on Folklore, Tourism and the Heritage Industry. Folklore in Use: Applications in the Real World (2). Enfield Lock, Middlesex: Hislarik Press, pp. 143–152.

Bowman, Marion (1994). Religion in Bath: Beyond the Facade. Religion Today, 9(3) pp. 32–37.

Bowman, Marion (1994). Islam, adat and multiculturalism in Malaysia. Diskus, 2(1) pp. 15–27.


Bowman, Marion (1993). Drawn to Glastonbury. In: Reader, Ian and Walter, Tony eds. Pilgrimage in Popular Culture. Basingstoke: MacMillan, pp. 29–62.

Bowman, Marion (1993). Reinventing the Celts. Religion, 23(2) pp. 147–156.

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