Religion in Practice: An Approach to the Anthropology of Religion / Edition 1

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Religion has often been considered a mystery to those who don't understand it or its theories. This book presents analyses and case studies on a wide variety of aspects of religion, from magic and healing to pilgrimages and contemporary religious movements. The book offers a discussion of theories of religion before considering topics of rites of passage, magic, witchcraft, sacrifice, taboos, images, sacred speech, religious movements, and the place of religion in today's nation-states. The examples come from all over the world and combines from small scale societies as well as large scale ones. Anthropologists of religious studies, those of both the cloth and secular sectors.
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Provides a thoughtful discussion of the rituals and rules that shape religious lives in different societies, for students of religion and general readers. Each chapter considers a specific practice or aspect of religion and uses examples from both large- and small-scale religious traditions. Subjects include magic and healing, sacrifice and society, sacred speech, and the place of religions in modern nation-states. Can be used in courses in anthropology and comparative religions. A companion reader is available. Assumes little previous knowledge of religion or anthropology. Includes b&w photos. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205200115
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 11/10/1997
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 271
  • Product dimensions: 7.02 (w) x 9.18 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1 Elements and Theories of Religion 1
2 Doctrine and Practice in Tension 21
3 Transitions in Life and Death 41
4 Extending Our Powers: "Magic" and Healing 67
5 Explaining Misfortune: Witchcraft and Sorcery 82
6 Sacrifice Contested 101
7 Prohibitions and Boundaries 125
8 Objects, Images, and Worship 142
9 Sacred Speech and Divine Power 170
10 Places and Pilgrims 192
11 Religious Authority and Religious Movements 211
12 The Place of Religions in Modern Nation-States 234
References 257
Index 265
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