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this front matter section of this book Religions of Modernity presents the contains the table of contents, acknowledgements, a list of contributors, name index and subject index. This book challenges the social-scientific orthodoxy that, once unleashed, the modern forces of individualism, science and technology inevitably erode the sacred and evoke the profane. The book's chapters, some by established scholars, others by junior researchers, document instead in rich empirical detail how modernity relocates the sacred to the deeper layers of the self and the domain of digital technology.

Keywords: digital technology; fiction narratives; individualism; modernity; Religions of Modernity; social-scientific orthodoxy



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