What is the attraction of New Age practices?
The New Age Movement is regarded by many Christians as a growing threat to traditional beliefs and practices. Why are so many people attracted to astrology, reincarnation and magic, to spiritualism and goddess-worship, to new cults and old heresies? This clear and thoroughly researched text explores the meaning and direction of the New Age Movement in relation to Catholic teaching, and asks how Catholics can best respond to the challenge it represents. Stratford Caldecott is the author of Catholic Social Teaching: A Way In.
Stratford Caldecott (MA, University of Oxford) serves as the editor of Second Spring, a Catholic publication devoted to theological reflection and cultural analysis. A member of the editorial board of Communio, he is well-known for his books on the sacraments, on the liturgical movement, and on the writer J. R. R. Tolkien. Caldecott directs the Centre for Faith and Culture in Oxford for the Thomas More College of Liberal Arts and is an editor of the college press. He lives in Oxford, England, with his wife, writer Leonie Caldecott.