An Australian Pagan academic friend today linked to a great article on contemporary Paganism:
Whose Gods are These ? A Classicist Looks at Neopaganism by Sarah Iles Johnston.
The title says it all. My favourite bit, aligning with my views elsewhere on MOTO, is this:
I will note one more thing about the neopagan desire to emphasize the personal side of Greek religion far beyond what any scholar of antiquity would : namely, that it aligns with a broader, although probably unconscious, tendency within neopaganism to model their new religions upon precisely those that they have rejected, particularly Christianity.
What’s more the author, Sarah Iles Johnston has several other articles for free download at Academica.edu This is a really good site, and well worth trawling through.
Happy reading. 🙂