Heelas, P. L. F. (2006) The Infirmity Debate: On the Visibility of New Age Spiritualities of Life. Journal of Contemporary Religion, 21 (2). pp. 223-240. ISSN 1469-9419Full text not available from this repository.
The 'infirmity debate' is becoming increasingly lively. On the one hand, scholars argue that New Age spiritualities of life are in a 'poor' condition; on the other hand, scholars argue that they are in a good state of 'health'. Drawing on key publications, including articles from the Journal of Contemporary Religion, the argument is couched in terms of 'the turn to the self' - more specifically 'the massive subjective turn of modern culture'. How do New Age spiritualities of life fare in the context of this development? Concentrating on activities found in the holistic milieu which is to be found in many countries today, the argument is that activities like yoga or spiritual aromatherapy serve as 'intermediary institutions', successfully negotiating a path between antinomian freedom and social conformism.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Contemporary Religion|
|Additional Information:||RAE_import_type : Journal article RAE_uoa_type : Theology, Divinity and Religious Studies|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion|
|Departments:||Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Politics & International Relations (Merged into PPR 2010-08-01)|
|Deposited On:||04 Mar 2008 11:47|
|Last Modified:||26 Jul 2012 18:04|
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