- Witchcraft Goes Mainstream, by Brooks Alexander
- About the Author, Brooks Alexander
- The Contemporary Relevance of 'Witchcraft Goes Mainstream'
- Witchcraft Goes Mainstream: Copyright and Additional Information
- Witchcraft Goes Mainstream -- Table of Contents
- A Note on Terms and Capitalization
- Introduction: My Encounters With Modern Witchcraft
- Chapter 1: "Witchcraft," "Neopaganism": What Are We Talking About, Exactly?
- Chapter 2: The Halloween Witch is Dead: The Changing Face of Modern Witchcraft
- Chapter 3: Teens and the Media: Witchcraft in Popular Entertainment
- Chapter 4: Witchcraft in Popular Entertainment: The Craft, Buffy and Beyond
- Chapter 5: Three Myths about Modern Witchcraft
- Chapter 6: Witchcraft for Real -- Was There or Wasn't There?
- Chapter 7: From Witchcraft to Wicca: 1700 -- 2000
- Conclusion: Witchcraft, Christianity and Cultural Change
- A Final Word From the Author: What Now?
- Appendix A: Witchcraft in the Military
- Appendix B: A Brief Annotated Bibliography for Further Reading
- Witchcraft Goes Mainstrain -- Bibliography
The full text of Witchcraft Goes Mainstream has been placed online at Apologetics Index by permission from the book’s author, Brooks Alexander.
© Copyright 2004 by Brooks Alexander.
Witchcraft Goes Mainstream was first published by Harvest House Publishers on September 1, 2004 (ISBN-10: 0736912215)
While Witchcraft Goes Mainstream is no longer in print, second-hand copies can often still be obtained via booksellers such as Amazon.com.
The text of this book as posted here is faithfully reproduced from an electronic manuscript. We have applied a minimal amount of formatting to faciliate online reading. For instance, we have inserted additional blank lines in some paragraphs. We have elected not to include page numbers.
More about Neopaganism
Apologetics Index also has a feature-length article titled, “Neo-Paganism: Is Dialogue Possible?”
The author of that article, Andrew J. MacLean, introduces it as follows:
It is easy to parody another religion, and neopaganism is a parodist’s delight. One can easily brand its ritual as primitive or just plain weird.
Yet serious apologetics requires that one exercise a hermeneutic of respect in the attempt to understand another faith.
St Paul obviously spent time with the Athenians, reading their poets and watching people at worship before daring to address them. Only in this way can Christians begin to dialogue with pagans.
We need to put aside fifteen hundred years of offhanded dismissal and listen to pagans as having something intellectually serious and spiritually viable to say. This does not mean agreeing with them but having enough respect to listen and learn.