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The slain God : anthropologists and the Christian faith

Author: Timothy Larsen
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1. edView all editions and formats
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Throughout its entire history, the discipline of anthropology has been perceived as undermining, or even discrediting, Christian faith. Many of its most prominent theorists have been agnostics who assumed that ethnographic findings and theories had discredited religious beliefs. E.B. Tylor, the founder of the discipline in Britain, lost his faith through studying anthropology. James Frazer saw the material that he  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy Larsen
ISBN: 9780199657872 0199657874
OCLC Number: 900902296
Notes: Edward Burnett Tylor. James George Frazer. E.E. Evans-Pritchard. Mary Douglas. Victor Turner and Edith Turner. The ever-recurring drama
Awards: Winner of Books and Culture's 2014 Book of the Year.
Description: 256 s. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgments ; Introduction: Anthropology, History, and Doubt ; 1. Edward Burnett Tylor ; 2. James George Frazer ; 3. E. E. Evans-Pritchard ; 4. Mary Douglas ; 5. Victor Turner and Edith Turner ; Epilogue: The Ever-Recurring Drama ; Works Cited
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This book is a history of the relationship between the discipline of anthropology and the Christian faith. It explores how leading anthropologists have come to believe that ethnographic findings and  Read more...

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