Ritual and Memory: Towards a Comparative Anthropology of Religion / Edition 1

Ritual and Memory: Towards a Comparative Anthropology of Religion / Edition 1

by Harvey Whitehouse
     
 

ISBN-10: 0759106177

ISBN-13: 9780759106178

Pub. Date: 10/15/2004

Publisher: AltaMira Press

The international conference from which these 11 papers are taken, on modes of religiosity, was held in December 2001 at Cambridge University; it was the first of three, and the proceedings of the others are presented in other volumes in the series. Mostly anthropologists explore such topics as divergent modes of religiosity in West Africa, the doctrinal mode and…  See more details below

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The international conference from which these 11 papers are taken, on modes of religiosity, was held in December 2001 at Cambridge University; it was the first of three, and the proceedings of the others are presented in other volumes in the series. Mostly anthropologists explore such topics as divergent modes of religiosity in West Africa, the doctrinal mode and evangelical Christianity in the US, Indic renouncer religions, and Asian modernist perspectives. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780759106178
Publisher:
AltaMira Press
Publication date:
10/15/2004
Series:
Cognitive Science of Religion Series, #6
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
230
Product dimensions:
9.60(w) x 8.68(h) x 0.62(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
Ch. 1Divergent modes of religiosity in West Africa11
Ch. 2Modes of religiosity and the legacy of Ernest Gellner31
Ch. 3Is image to doctrine as speech to writing? : modes of communication and the origins of religion49
Ch. 4Ritual and deference65
Ch. 5The doctrinal mode and evangelical Christianity in the United States79
Ch. 6Embedded modes of religiosity in indic renouncer religions89
Ch. 7Conceptualizing from within : divergent religious modes from Asian modernist perspectives111
Ch. 8Late medieval Christianity, Balinese Hinduism, and the doctrinal mode of religiosity135
Ch. 9Religious doctrine or experience : a matter of seeing, learning, or doing155
Ch. 10Universalistic orientations of an imagistic mode of religiosity : the case of the West African poro cult173
Ch. 11Toward a comparative anthropology of religion187

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