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What does it feel like to be post-secular? Ritual expressions of religious affects in contemporary renewal movements

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This paper seeks to problematise and complexify scholarly accounts of contemporary emotional repression in Western contexts by presenting counterevidence in the form of two examples of post-secular collective affectivity and their ritual expressions. It argues that both narratives of emotional repression and expression fail to capture the non-linear complexity of processes of cultural transformation, which have resulted in the simultaneous expression and repression of ritualistic affects that...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1080/21692327.2018.1434011

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Theology Faculty
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Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Journal:
International Journal of Philosophy and Theology More from this journal
Volume:
79
Issue:
3
Pages:
295-310
Publication date:
2018-07-13
Acceptance date:
2018-01-25
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EISSN:
2169-2335
ISSN:
2169-2327
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
987816
Local pid:
pubs:987816
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2020-09-23

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