“I Am the Gracious Goddess”: Wiccan Analytic Theology

Jonathan Hill


To date, the theology and practices of modern pagan religions have not been critically studied using the methods of analytic theology. I discuss some of the challenges presented by these religions for the analytic theologian, and present a possible methodology to address these challenges, based on interview. I then use this methodology to examine the Wiccan practice of “Drawing Down the Moon”, comparing it in particular to the Christian doctrine of incarnation, and considering its philosophical implications.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.12978/jat.2020-8.091413070811


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