Professor Christopher Partridge

Professor of Religious Studies

Research Interests

(1) Occult and paranormal cultures.

(2) Popular music, culture and society.

(3) Countercultures.

Emotion, Meaning and Popular Music
Partridge, C.H. 2017 In: The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion and Popular Music . London : Bloomsbury Academic p. 23-31. 9 p.
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Psychedelic Music
Partridge, C.H. 2017 In: The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion and Popular Music. London : Bloomsbury Academic p. 294-305. 12 p.
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Reggae
Partridge, C.H. 2017 In: The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion and Popular Music. London : Bloomsbury Academic p. 251-259. 8 p.
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The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion and Popular Music
Partridge, C.H., Moberg, M. 2017 London : Bloomsbury Academic. 440 p. ISBN: 9781474237338. Electronic ISBN: 9781474237345, 9781474237352.
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Aleister Crowley on drugs
Partridge, C.H. 1/08/2016 In: International Journal for the Study of New Religions. 7, 2, p. 125-151. 26 p.
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Death, the Gothic, and popular music: some reflections on why popular music matters
Partridge, C.H. 1/05/2016 In: Temenos. 52, 1, p. 127-150. 23 p.
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Religions in the modern world: traditions and transformations
Woodhead, L., Partridge, C., Kawanami, H. 25/01/2016 3rd ed. London : Routledge. 598 p. ISBN: 9780415858809, 9780415858816.
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Fandom, pop devotion, and the transfiguration of dead celebrities
Partridge, C.H. 2016 In: Orte und Räume des Religiösen im 19.-21. Jahrhundert. Paderborn : Ferdinand Schöningh p. 169-183. 15 p.
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Occulture and everyday enchantment
Partridge, C.H. 2016 In: Oxford handbook of New Religious Movements. New York : Oxford University Press p. 315-332. 18 p.
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Music and mortality: popular music and the awareness of death
Partridge, C. 27/08/2015 London : Bloomsbury Academic. 224 p. ISBN: 9781472534514. Electronic ISBN: 9781472526809, 9781472527202.
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Channeling extraterrestrials: theosophical discourse in the space age
Partridge, C. 2015 In: Handbook of spiritualism and channeling. Leiden : Brill p. 390-417. 28 p.
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Conscious sounds: encountering Jah Shaka
Partridge, C.H. 2015 In: Dancecult: Journal of Electronic Dance Music Culture. 7, 2
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Orientalism and the occult
Partridge, C. 2015 In: The occult world. Abingdon : Routledge p. 611-625. 15 p. ISBN: 9780415695961. Electronic ISBN: 9781315745916.
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Popular music and the occult
Partridge, C. 2015 In: The occult world. Abingdon : Routledge p. 509-530. 22 p. ISBN: 9780415695961. Electronic ISBN: 9781315745916.
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The occult world
Partridge, C. 2015 Abingdon : Routledge. 760 p. ISBN: 9780415695961. Electronic ISBN: 9781315745916.
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UFO religions
Partridge, C. 2014 In: The Bloomsbury Companion to New Religious Movements. London : Bloomsbury Academic p. 207-220. 14 p.
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Haunted culture: the persistence of belief in the paranormal
Partridge, C. 12/2013 In: The Ashgate research companion to paranormal cultures . Farnham : Ashgate p. 39-50. 12 p.
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The Lyre of Orpheus: popular music, the sacred, and the profane
Partridge, C. 18/11/2013 Oxford : Oxford University Press. 368 p. ISBN: 9780199751402.
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Occulture is ordinary
Partridge, C. 01/2013 In: Contemporary esotericism. Sheffield : Equinox Publishing p. 113-133. 21 p.
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Esoterrorism and the wrecking of civilization: Genesis P-Orridge and the rise of industrial paganism
Partridge, C. 2013 In: Pop pagans. Durham : Acumen p. 189-212. 24 p.
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Lost horizon: H.P. Blavatsky’s theosophical orientalism
Partridge, C. 2013 In: Handbook of the theosophical current. Leiden : Brill p. 309-333. 25 p.
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Occulture and art: a response
Partridge, C. 2013 In: Aries: Journal for the Study of Western Esotericism. 13, 1, p. 131-140. 9 p.
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Anthems of Apocalypse: Popular Music and Apocalyptic Thought
Partridge, C. 2012 Sheffield : Phoenix Press. 150 p. ISBN: 9781907534348.
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Popular Music and Apocalyptic Discourse
Partridge, C. 2012 In: Anthems of Apocalypse. Sheffield : Phoenix Press p. ix-xxiii. 15 p. ISBN: 9781907534348.
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Popular Music, Affective Space, and Meaning
Partridge, C. 2012 In: Religion, Media and Culture. London : Routledge p. 182-193. 12 p.
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Religion, youth cultures and popular music
Stuart, B., Partridge, C. 2012 In: Religion and change in modern Britain . London : Routledge p. 265-271. 7 p. ISBN: 9780415575812 . Electronic ISBN: 9780203130643 .
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Dub in Babylon: understanding the evolution and significance of dub reggae in Jamaica and Britain from King Tubby to post-punk
Partridge, C. 10/2010 London : Equinox Publishing. 256 p. ISBN: 1845533119, 1845533127, 9781845533113, 9781845533120.
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Holy Terror: Understanding Religion and Violence in Popular Culture
Partridge, C., Christianson, E.S. 2010 London : Equinox Publishing. 183 p. ISBN: 9781845533595.
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Babylon’s Burning: Reggae, Rastafari and Millenarianism
Partridge, C. 2009 In: The End All Around Us. London : Equinox Publishing p. 43-70. 28 p.
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Religion and Popular Culture
Partridge, C. 2009 In: Religions in the Modern World. London : Routledge p. 489-522. 34 p. ISBN: 9780415458917.
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Religions in the Modern World (revised 2nd edition): Traditions and Transformations
Woodhead, L., Kawanami, H., Partridge, C. 2009 London and New York : Routledge. 549 p. ISBN: 9780415458917.
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Schism in Babylon: Colonialism, Afro-Christianity and Rastafari
Partridge, C. 2009 In: Sacred Schisms. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press p. 306-331. 26 p.
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The lure of the dark side: Satan and western demonology in popular culture
Partridge, C., Christianson, E.S. 2009 London : Equinox Publishing. 215 p. ISBN: 9781845533090 1845533097 9781845533106 1845533100.
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The End is Nigh: Failed Prophecy, Apocalypticism, and the Rationalization of Violence in New Religious Eschatologies
Partridge, C. 2008 In: The Oxford Handbook of Eschatology. New York : Oxford University Press p. 191-212. 22 p.
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The occultural significance of The Da Vinci Code
Partridge, C. 2008 In: Northern Lights: Film and Media Studies Yearbook . 6, p. 107-126. 20 p.
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Anti-Semitism, conspiracy culture, Christianity, and Islam: the history and contemporary religious significance of the Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion.
Partridge, C., Geaves, R. 2007 In: The Invention of Sacred Tradition. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press 75 p. ISBN: 9780521864794.
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Antisemitism, Islam, and Christianity: The History and Contemporary Religious Significance of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion
Partridge, C., Geaves, R. 2007 In: The Invention of Sacred Tradition. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press p. 75-95. 21 p.
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King Tubby meets the upsetter at the grass roots of dub: some thoughts on the early history and influence of dub reggae
Partridge, C. 2007 In: Popular Music History. 2, 3, p. 309-331. 22 p.
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Truth, Authority and Epistemological Individualism in New Age Thought
Partridge, C. 2007 In: Handbook of the New Age. Leiden : E. J. Brill p. 231-254. 24 p. ISBN: 9789004153554.
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Finding and Losing Faith: Studies in Conversion
Partridge, C., Reid, H. 2006 Milton Keynes : Paternoster Press. 208 p. ISBN: 978-1842274101.
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The Eschatology of Heaven’s Gate
Partridge, C. 2006 In: Expecting the end. Waco, Tex. : Baylor University Press p. 49-66. 18 p.
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The spiritual and the revolutionary: alternative spirituality, British free festivals, and the emergence of rave culture
Partridge, C. 2006 In: Culture and Religion. 7, 1, p. 41-60. 20 p.
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The Re-Enchantment of the West Alternative Spiritualities, Sacralization, Popular Culture, and Occulture Volume 2.
Partridge, C. 2005 T & T Clark International. 468 p. ISBN: 0567041239.
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The World's Religions
Partridge, C. 2005 3rd ed. ed. Oxford : LionHudson. 495 p. ISBN: 0745951287.
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Alien demonology: the Christian roots of the malevolent extraterrestrial in UFO religions and abduction spiritualities
Partridge, C. 2004 In: Religion. 34, 3, p. 163-189. 26 p.
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Alternative Spiritualities, New Religions and the Re-enchantment of the West
Partridge, C. 2004 In: The Oxford Handbook of New Religious Movements. Oxford : Oxford University Press p. 39-67. 29 p.
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New religions: a guide
Partridge, C. 2004 Oxford : Oxford University Press. 446 p. ISBN: 0195220420, 978-0195220421.
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The Re-enchantment of the West: Alternative Spiritualities, Sacralization, Popular Culture and Occulture Volume 1.
Partridge, C. 2004 London : T. & T. Clark International. 265 p. ISBN: 0567082695.
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Mysticisms East and West: Studies in Mystical Experience
Partridge, C., Gabriel, T. 2003 Milton Keynes : Paternoster Press. 375 p. ISBN: 1842270923.
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Sacred Chemicals: Psychedelic Drugs and Mystical Experience
Partridge, C. 2003 In: Mysticisms East and West. Milton Keynes : Paternoster Press p. 96-131. 36 p. ISBN: 1842270923.
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UFO religions
Partridge, C. 2003 London : Routledge. 383 p. ISBN: 0415263239.
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Understanding UFO Religions and Abduction Spiritualities
Partridge, C. 2003 In: UFO Religions. London : Routledge p. 3-42. 40 p. ISBN: 0415263247.
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Universal salvation: the debate
Partridge, C., Parry, R. 2003 Grand Rapids, Mich. : Wm. B. Eerdmans. 291 p. ISBN: 0802827640.
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Fundamentalisms
Partridge, C. 2001 Carlisle : Paternoster Press. 314 p. ISBN: 1842270834.
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Pagan fundamentalism?
Partridge, C. 2001 In: Fundamentalisms. Carlisle : Paternoster Press p. 155-180. 26 p. ISBN: 1842270834.
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H. H. Farmer’s Theological Interpretation of Religion
Partridge, C. 1998 Lewiston : Edwin Mellen Press. 402 p. ISBN: 0773483942.
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Reconciliation and Religion
Partridge, C., Farmer, H.H. 1998 Lewiston : Edwin Mellen Press. 236 p. ISBN: 0773483535.
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