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Anthropology and religion : what we know, think, and question

Author: Robert L Winzeler
Publisher: Lanham : AltaMira Press, ©2008
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Drawing from ethnographic examples found throughout the world, this text covers what anthropologists know or think about religion, how they have studied it, and how they interpret or explain it. A  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert L Winzeler
ISBN: 9780759110458 075911045X 9780759110465 0759110468
OCLC Number: 488649511
Notes: Anthropology and religion. Religion here and there. Religion, evolution, and prehistory. Religion, adaptation, and the environment. Natural symbols. Myth and ritual, old and new. Ritual and belief. Witchcraft and sorcery, past and present, far and near. Spirit possession, spirit mediumship, and shamanism. Religious movements and the origins of religion. Anthropology and religion in a global context : the world religions, conversion and complexity
Description: xv, 297 s. : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Anthropology and religion --
Religion here and there --
Religion, evolution, and prehistory --
Religion, adaptation, and the environment --
Natural symbols --
Myth and ritual, old and new --
Ritual and belief --
Witchcraft and sorcery, past and present, far and near --
Spirit possession, spirit mediumship, and shamanism --
Religious movements and the origins of religion --
Anthropology and religion in a global context : the world religions, conversion and complexity.
Responsibility: Robert L. Winzeler

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