Religion and Anthropology: A Critical Introduction

Religion and Anthropology: A Critical Introduction

by Brian Morris
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521852412

ISBN-13: 9780521852418

Pub. Date: 12/31/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This important study provides a critical introduction to the social anthropology of religion, focusing on more recent classical ethnographies. Comprehensive, free of scholastic jargon, engaging, and comparative in approach, it covers all the major religious traditions that have been studied concretely by anthropologists - Shamanism, Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism,…  See more details below

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This important study provides a critical introduction to the social anthropology of religion, focusing on more recent classical ethnographies. Comprehensive, free of scholastic jargon, engaging, and comparative in approach, it covers all the major religious traditions that have been studied concretely by anthropologists - Shamanism, Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism, Christianity and its relation to African and Melanesian religions, and contemporary Neo-Paganism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521852418
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/31/2005
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.02(d)

Table of Contents

1Shamanism14
2Buddhism and spirit-cults44
3Islam and popular religion77
4Hinduism and new religious movements112
5Christianity and religion in Africa146
6African-American religions188
7Religions in Melanesia232
8Neopaganism and the new age movement271

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