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Religion and Anthropology: A Critical Introduction

By: Brian Morris

Price: $27.99

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Cambridge University Press: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 018603

ISBN: 0521617790

Condition: Brand New


This important textbook 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 Neopaganism. Eschewing a thematic approach and treating religion as a social institution and not simply as an ideology or symbolic system, the book foll... View more info