"PAGAN THEOLOGY" AS DEVELOPMENT STAGE AND METHOD OF NEOPAGANISM LEGITIMATION
Panin Stanislav Aleksandrovich
D. Mendeleyev University of Chemical Technology of Russia
Abstract. A logical step in the development of modern neo-paganism is the gradual systematization, structuring and rational understanding of neo-pagan teachings by their followers. To date, these processes have led to the formation of a kind of "pagan theology", the appearance of which, among other things, can be seen as a new step in the fight of neo-pagan movements for social recognition that they have actively carried on since the day of their appearance. Now "pagan theology" in some western countries is gradually gaining a right to exist among a number of academic disciplines becoming an important tool for the legitimation of neo-paganism.
Key words and phrases: неоязычество, язычество, языческая теология, новые религиозные движения, религиозное образование, дихотомия "инсайдер/исследователь", neo-paganism, paganism, pagan theology, new religious movements, religious education, dichotomy "insider/researcher"
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