Contributors: Stef Aupers, Kelly Besecke, Kirsten Marie Bovbjerg, Siobhan Chandler, Olav Hammer, Dick Houtman, Murray Lee, Carly Machado, Karen Parna, Adam Possamai, Linda Woodhead, and Dorien Zandbergen.
Stef Aupers (Ph.D., 2004) is Associate Professor at Erasmus University Rotterdam and a member of the Center for Rotterdam Cultural Sociology (CROCUS). He published on contemporary spirituality, conspiracy culture, internet culture and authored 'Under the Spell of Modernity' (Ashgate, 2010). Dick Houtman (Ph.D., 1994) is Professor of Cultural Sociology at Erasmus University Rotterdam and member of the Center for Rotterdam Cultural Sociology (CROCUS). He studies cultural change in the contemporary west, particularly the spiritualization of religion and culturalization of politics.
This book should be required reading in the sociology of religion; it would be equally valuable to scholars in cultural anthropology and the study of religion, and indeed anyone with an interest in New Age spirituality and the development of religion in the modern Western world. - Margaret Gouin University of Wales: Trinity Saint David in: Alternative Spirituality and Religion Review, Vol. 2, Iss. 1 (2011)