Social Origins of Religion

Social Origins of Religion

by Roger Bastide
     
 

ISBN-10: 0816632480

ISBN-13: 9780816632480

Pub. Date: 10/28/2003

Publisher: University of Minnesota Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816632480
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
Publication date:
10/28/2003
Edition description:
1
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
5.44(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.80(d)

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Introduction: The Object, Limits, and Method of the Sociology of Religion
Pt. IThe Sphere of the Sacred1
1Definition of Religion3
2Magic8
Pt. IISocial Elements of Religious Life35
3Representational Elements37
4Prohibitions: Relations between Religion and Morality64
5Driving Elements: Rituals82
6Organization of Religion110
Pt. IIIReligious Systems121
7Geographical Conditions of Religious Life124
8Social Conditions of Religious Life130
9Relations among Religious Systems141
10Relations between Religious Systems and Other Social Systems149
Pt. IVThe Origin and Evolution of Religions165
11Theories167
12Historical and Ethnographic Data182
13The Laws of the Evolution of Religion198
Conclusion207
Notes209
Bibliography211
Index217

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