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Capitalizing Religion: Ideology and the Opiate of the Bourgeoisie

Capitalizing Religion: Ideology and the Opiate of the Bourgeoisie (Hardback)

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Talk of 'spirituality' and 'individual religion' is proliferating both in popular discourse and scholarly works. Increasingly people claim to be 'spiritual but not religious,' or to prefer 'individual religion' to 'organized religion.' Scholars have for decades noted the phenomenon - primarily within the middle class - of individuals picking and choosing elements from among various religious traditions, forming their own religion or spirituality for themselves.



While the topics of 'spirituality' and 'individual religion' are regularly treated as self-evident by the media and even some scholars of religion, Capitalizing Religion provides one of the first critical analyses of the phenomenon, arguing that these recent forms of spirituality are in many cases linked to capitalist ideology and consumer practices. Examining cases such as Eckhart Tolle's The Power of Now, and Karen Berg's God Wears Lipstick, Craig Martin ultimately argues that so-called 'individual religion' is a religion of the status quo or, more critically, 'an opiate of the bourgeoisie.'



Capitalizing Religion: Ideology and Opiate of the Bourgeoisie is a landmark publication in critical religious studies.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesReligion & BeliefsChristianityChristian life & practiceReligion & BeliefsOther Religions, Cults and alternatives to religionReligion & BeliefsReligion: general Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Publication Date: 25/09/2014 ISBN-13: 9781472521644  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Craig Martin is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, St. Thomas Aquinas College, USA.

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