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In search of the sacred : anthropology and the study of religions

Author: Clinton Bennett
Publisher: London ; New York : Cassell, 1996.
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This text traces the growth and development of two related disciplines, anthropology and the study of religions. Locating these disciplines within the intellectual climate of the 19th century, the study considers the contributions of scholars such as James George Frazer, F. Max Muller, Emile Durkheim, Mary Douglas and Clifford Geertz, within an historical framework. The author argues that both anthropologists and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Bennett, Clinton.
In search of the sacred.
London ; New York : Cassell, 1996
(DLC) 95038602
(OCoLC)33103078
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Clinton Bennett
ISBN: 9780826425270 0826425275
OCLC Number: 607864368
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 218 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 Common Roots; 2 Divergence: Armchair Scholarship versus Going Native; 3 Convergence: Seeing Through Others' Eyes; 4 Interaction: Religions as Multidimensional Phenomena; 5 The Go-between Function; 6 Our Disciplines: Good Practice for Today; References; Index.
Responsibility: Clinton Bennett.

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