Capitalizing Religion Paperback

Ideology and the Opiate of the Bourgeoisie

by Craig Martin;


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Capitalizing Religion

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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. Whilst 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 examples including Christopher Moore's Lamb: The Gospel according to Biff, and Randa Abdel-Fattah's award winning novel Does my Head Look Big in This?, Craig Martin ultimately reasons that so-called 'individual religion' is arguably 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.

Capitalizing Religion by Craig Martin was published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC in September 2014. The ISBN for Capitalizing Religion is 9781472527448.

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Page last updated 7th December 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC (September 2014)
Weight296g
Number of Pages192
Thickness10 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
ISBN9781472527448
ISBN-101472527445
Product Code4268154
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