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Author Topic: reconciling different pantheons of deities.  (Read 4367 times)

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Re: reconciling different pantheons of deities.
« Reply #30 on: August 12, 2014, 04:48:20 pm »
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Just because some people go about eclecticism in an incoherent way does not mean eclecticism inherently lacks cohesion.

You might take a look at the definitions of eclecticism and syncretism (links are to OneLook, so you can consult and compare a wide range of definitions) to see how the sense in which many pagans often use these words is a sense that's slanted for the purpose of disparaging eclecticism in general.Sunflower

 
I am so sorry if I have offended, Sunflower.  This is of course my opinion, but based on the definitions in those links, an eccelctic with a overall sense of cohesion would also fit the definition of a syncretic, and thus syncretic would be more appropriate, but I have not read any of the articles you stated nor am I as familiar with the history of term as I would like, so please forgive my ignorance for now.  As with any circumstance of my own ignorance, I do intend to rectify it.

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Re: reconciling different pantheons of deities.
« Reply #31 on: August 12, 2014, 05:10:36 pm »
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I am so sorry if I have offended, Sunflower.  This is of course my opinion, but based on the definitions in those links, an eccelctic with a overall sense of cohesion would also fit the definition of a syncretic,


Only if they are combining two or more specific, already-established systems.

The overwhelming majority of eclecticism does not.
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Re: reconciling different pantheons of deities.
« Reply #32 on: August 14, 2014, 09:25:02 am »
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Only if they are combining two or more specific, already-established systems.

The overwhelming majority of eclecticism does not.

 
A concise and informative answer.   That gives me a nice solid base for further research into the subject.  Thank you!:D:

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