Sunday, July 26, 2009

What is the Role of the Past in Reconstructionist Approaches to Religion?

I am interested to get an idea of the range of ways that people who see reconstruction as an important component of their personal religious belief and practice actually make use of the past in their contemporary understanding and practice of their religion. Do people mostly rely on the past for elements of practice and iconography? How about past understandings of deities (and the related metaphysics for that matter) and spiritual reality? How do people deal with the fact that many religions exist across braod swaths of history and experienced a lot of evolution and regional variation (often with more than one form current and significant inconsistencies or disagreements between them)?

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