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Making magic : religion, magic and science in the modern world

Author: Randall Styers; Oxford University Press.
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2004.
Series: Reflection and theory in the study of religion.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Randall Styers seeks to account for the vitality of scholarly discourse purporting to define and explain magic despite its failure to do just that. He argues that it can best be explained in light of the European and Euro-American drive to establish and secure their own identity as normative.
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Randall Styers; Oxford University Press.
ISBN: 0195151070 9780195151077
OCLC Number: 57720428
Notes: Title from title screen (viewed 9 February 2005).
Originally published in print: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2004.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: The emergence of magic in the modern world --
Magic and the regulation of piety --
Magic and the regulation of reason --
Magic and the regulation of desire.
Series Title: Reflection and theory in the study of religion.
Responsibility: Randall Styers.

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