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Syncretism in religion : a reader

Author: Anita M Leopold; Jeppe Sinding Jensen
Publisher: London : Equinox, 2004.
Series: Critical categories in the study of religion.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Syncretism in Religion is a selection of essays for students and scholars on the many phenomena that come under the heading of 'syncretism'. It is a volume committed to solving the problems of syncretism instead of abolishing the category, which has for so long been controversial in scholarship."--BOOK JACKET.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anita M Leopold; Jeppe Sinding Jensen
ISBN: 1904768652 9781904768654
OCLC Number: 60336217
Description: xiii, 402 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: pt I. General introduction --
pt. II. The historical background of the term syncretism: the problem of definition --
pt. III. Syncretism: the dynamics of religion --
pt. IV. Regions in contact: power, syncretism, and creolization --
pt. V. Category problems and theoretical suspense --
pt. VI. Current approaches to syncretism in the study of religion --
pt. VII. Conclusion.
Series Title: Critical categories in the study of religion.
Responsibility: edited by Anita M. Leopold and Jeppe S. Jensen.
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'This is a much-needed and thoughtfully structured anthology. It offers the reader a sampling of new directions that theories of syncretism are taking, rather than merely collecting older material. Read more...

 
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