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Pagan Family Values: Childhood and the Religious Imagination in Contemporary American Paganism

S. Zohreh Kermani


For most of its history, contemporary Paganism has been a religion of converts. Yet as it enters its fifth decade, it is incorporating growing numbers of second-generation Pagans for whom Paganism is a family tradition, not a religious worldview arrived at via a spiritual quest. This book explores the ways in which North American Pagan families pass on their beliefs to their children, and how the effort to socialize children influences this new religious movement. The first ethnographic study of the everyday lives of contemporary Pagan families, the book brings their experiences into conversat ... More

Keywords: Paganism, North American Pagans, Pagan families, American religion, Pagan parents, Pagan children, religious tolerance, spiritual independence, parenting

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780814769744
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814769744.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

S. Zohreh Kermani, author