Reader in Comparative Religion: An Anthropological Approach / Edition 4

Reader in Comparative Religion: An Anthropological Approach / Edition 4

ISBN-10:
0060439912
ISBN-13:
9780060439910
Pub. Date:
01/10/1997
Publisher:
Pearson
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Overview

Reader in Comparative Religion: An Anthropological Approach / Edition 4

Offering students an overview of the anthropological findings in religion that have amassed in the last 100 years, this sourcebook presents articles written by anthropologists, sociologists, historians, and others whose works have significantly influenced anthropological thinking.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060439910
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 01/10/1997
Edition description: REV
Pages: 488
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

1.The Origin and Development of Religion.

2.The Function of Religion in Human Society.

3.The Interpretation of Symbolism.

4.The Analysis of Myth.

5.The Symbolic Analysis of Ritual.

6.The Purposes of Shamanism.

7.Witchcraft and Divination.

8.The Meaning of Ghosts and Ancestor Worship.

9.Dynamics of Religion.

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