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On prayer

Author: Marcel Mauss; W S F Pickering; Howard Morphy
Publisher: New York : Durkheim Press/Berghahn Books, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Marcel Mauss (1872-1950) never completed his Doctoral thesis on prayer. Yet his scarcely mentioned text of 176 pages (Books I and II), which was privately printed in 1909, can be seen as some of his most important work. His argument that much of prayer is a social act will be of great interest to anthropologists, sociologists and theologians. This is the first English translation to be published It is preceded by a  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Mauss, Marcel, 1872-1950.
On prayer.
New York : Durkheim Press/Berghahn Books, 2003
(OCoLC)646946611
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marcel Mauss; W S F Pickering; Howard Morphy
ISBN: 157181633X 9781571816337
OCLC Number: 52258363
Description: 158 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Presentation, Notes and Referencing --
Introduction to an Unfinished Work / W. S. F. Pickering --
Marcel Mauss: On Prayer --
Ch. 1. General Introduction --
Ch. 3. Intitial Definition --
Bk. II. The Nature of Elementary Oral Rites --
Ch. 1. The History of the Question and Delineation of the Subject --
Ch. 2. Do Prayers Exist in Australia? --
Ch. 3. The Formulae of the Intichiuma --
Mauss's Review of Segond's book on Prayer --
Some Concluding Anthropological Reflections / Howard Morphy.
Other Titles: Prière.
Responsibility: Marcel Mauss ; translated by Susan Leslie ; edited and with and introduction by W.S.F. Pickering and concluding remarks by Howard Morphy.

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