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Michael York

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Professor Michael York



Articles on the Pagan Theologies wiki



Articles & conference papers






Select Bibliography


"Defining Paganism," The Pomegranate: A New Journal of Neopagan Thought 11:4-9 (February 2000).


Historical Dictionary of New Age Movements (Lanham, MD: Scarecrow, 2004)

The Divine versus the Asurian: An Interpretation of Indo-European Cult and Myth (Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield, 1995)


The Emerging Network: A Sociology of the New Age and Neo-pagan Movements (Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield, 1995)

The Roman Festival Calendar of Numa Pompilius (New York: Peter Lang, 1986)


More books


Edited journals


Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture 1.2: A Special Issue on Astrology, Religion and Nature (2007).


Chapters in books


  • "Pagan Theology," Handbook of Paganism, ed. James R. Lewis and Murph Pizza (Leiden: Brill, 2008).
  • "Neglect and Reclamation of Water as Sacred Resource," Deep Blue: Reflections on Nature, Religion and Water, ed. Andrew Francis and Sylvie Shaw (London: Equinox, 2008).
  • "The New Age Movement as an Astrological Minority Religion with Mainstream Appeal," Handbook of New Age, ed. James R. Lewis and Daren Kemp (Leiden: Brill, 2007:405-13).
  • "New Age and Magic," Witchcraft and Magic: Contemporary North America, ed. Helen A. Berger (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005:8-27).
  • "Shamanism and Magic," Witchcraft and Magic: Contemporary North America, ed. Helen A. Berger (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005:81-101).
  • "Defining Paganism in England and Wales," in Defining Religion: Investigating the Boundaries Between the Sacred and Secular (Religion and the Social Order, Volume 10)(Rotterdam/New York: Elsevier, 2003:267-276).
  • "In Defense of Indo-European Studies: Ethical and Theological Implications from a Sociological Analysis of Terms for 'god', 'worship' and 'awe', in Gedenkschrift for Edgar Polomé (Fairview, NC: Pegasus Press, 2003).
  • "Etniskumas ir pagonbe XXI amziuje" (Ethnicity and Paganism in the 21st Century), in Globalizacija: Taikos Kultûra, Ziniu Visuomene, Tolerancija (Vilnius: Lietuvos teises universitetas, 2003:272-280).
  • "Contemporary Pagan Pilgrimage: Comparisons with Medieval Pilgrimage and Twentieth-Century Religious Tourism," in Pilgrimage, ed. William H. Swatos and Luigi Tomasi (London: Praeger:2002:137-158).
  • "The Role of Fear in Traditional and Contemporary Shamanism," in Miedo y religion, Francisco Diez de Velasco, ed. (Madrid: Ediciones del Orto, 2002).
  • "The Nature and Culture Debate in Popular Forms of Emergent Spirituality," in From Virgin Land to Disney World: Nature and Its Discontents in the USA of Yesterday and Today, ed. Bernd Herzogenrath (New York/Amsterdam: Editions Rodopi, 2001:277-296).
  • "The New Age: Three European Snapshots," Beyond New Age: Exploring Alternative Spirituality, eds. Steven Sutcliffe & Marion Bowman (Edinburgh: U.P., 2000) pp.118-34.
  • "New Religious Movements and Youth Culture in Great Britain," in Alternative Religions among European Youth, ed. Luigi Tomasi (Aldershot: Ashgate, 1999), pp. 83-90.
  • "Postmodernity, Architecture, Society and Religion: 'A heap of broken images' or 'a change of heart'," ch. 3 in Postmodernity, Sociology and Religion, ed. Kieran Flanagan and Peter Jupp (London: Macmillan and New York: St. Martin's Press, 1996), pp. 48-63.
  • "New Age and Paganism," in Paganism Today: Wiccans, Druids, The Goddess and Ancient Earth Traditions for the Twenty-first Century, ed. Charlotte Hardman and Graham Harvey (London & San Francisco: Thorsons, 1996), pp. 157-165.
  • "Pan-Baltic Identity and Religio-Cultural Expression in Contemporary Lithuania," Chapter 4 in New Religions and the New Europe, ed. Robert Towler, (Aarhus, Denmark: University Press, 1995), pp. 72-86.
  • "Deconstructing Waco," ch. 30 in From the Ashes: Making Sense of Waco, ed. James R. Lewis (Lanham, Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield, 1994), pp. 197-200.
  • "Le néo-paganisme et les objections du wiccan au satanisme," in Le Défi Magique: Satanisme, Sorcellerie, ed. Jean-Baptiste Martin and Massimo Introvigne, Centre de Recherches et d'Études Anthropogiques (Presses Universitaires de Lyon, 1994), pp. 173-182, Vol. 2.


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