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This book uses a wide range of historical and ethnographic examples to address not only what is studied by anthropologists of religion, but how such studies are approached.

Author: James S Bielo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317542827

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

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Anthropology of Religion: The Basics is an accessible and engaging introductory text organized around key issues that all anthropologists of religion face. This book uses a wide range of historical and ethnographic examples to address not only what is studied by anthropologists of religion, but how such studies are approached. It addresses questions such as: How do human agents interact with gods and spirits? What is the nature of doing religious ethnography? Can the immaterial be embodied in the body, language and material objects? What is the role of ritual, time, and place in religion? Why is charisma important for religious movements? How do global processes interact with religions? With international case studies from a range of religious traditions, suggestions for further reading, and inventive reflection boxes, Anthropology of Religion: The Basics is an essential read for students approaching the subject for the first time.
2015-04-10 By James S Bielo

The chapters all contain lively case studies of religions practiced around the world. The second edition of Introducing Anthropology of Religion contains updated theoretical discussion plus fresh ethnographic examples throughout.

Author: Jack David Eller

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317579137

Category: Social Science

Page: 342

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This clear and engaging guide introduces students to key areas of the field and shows how to apply an anthropological approach to the study of religion in the contemporary world. Written by an experienced teacher, it covers major traditional topics including definitions, theories and beliefs as well as symbols, myth and ritual. The book also explores important but often overlooked issues such as morality, violence, fundamentalism, secularization, and new religious movements. The chapters all contain lively case studies of religions practiced around the world. The second edition of Introducing Anthropology of Religion contains updated theoretical discussion plus fresh ethnographic examples throughout. In addition to a brand new chapter on vernacular religion, Eller provides a significantly revised chapter on the emerging anthropologies of Christianity and Islam. The book features more material on contemporary societies as well as new coverage of topics such as pilgrimage and paganism. Images, a glossary and questions for discussion are now included and additional resources are provided via a companion website.
2014-11-13 By Jack David Eller

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.

Author: Robert L. Winzeler

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 0759110468

Category: Religion

Page: 297

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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 key text for students of upper division courses in the anthropological study of religion.

This introductory text combines discussion of the origin and development of ideas and debates within the anthropology of religion with a look at where the subject is going today.

Author: Fiona Bowie

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 0631208488

Category: Religion

Page: 284

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This introductory text combines discussion of the origin and development of ideas and debates within the anthropology of religion with a look at where the subject is going today. Provides students with a complete introduction to the anthropology of religion Uses worldwide ethnographies to illustrate the theory Includes extensive bibliographies and a list of films and videos that encourage students to explore the field further Encourages students to see that anthropology is not just about reading or doing fieldwork, but offers an enriching way of looking at the world Each chapter introduces the central theoretical ideas in the anthropology of religion and illustrates them with specific case studies, such as witchcraft in Cameroon, shamanism in the Arctic, or women’s initiation ceremonies Links contemporary ideas and practices with the work of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century scholars.
2000-02-29 By Fiona Bowie

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Author: Andrew Buckser

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742517780

Category: Religion

Page: 236

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2003 By Andrew Buckser

This is an essential guide for students encountering anthropology of religion for the first time.

Author: Rebecca Stein

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781315532165

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This concise and accessible textbook introduces students to the anthropological study of religion. Stein and Stein examine religious expression from a cross-cultural perspective and expose students to the varying complexity of world religions. The chapters incorporate key theoretical concepts and a rich range of ethnographic material. The fourth edition of The Anthropology of Religion, Magic, and Witchcraft offers: • increased coverage of new religious movements, fundamentalism, and religion and conflict/violence; • fresh case study material with examples drawn from around the globe; • further resources via a comprehensive companion website. This is an essential guide for students encountering anthropology of religion for the first time.
2017-05-08 By Rebecca Stein

Chapters by expert contributors overview the most significant topics and trends in the anthropology of religion.

Author: Stephen D. Glazier

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: UOM:49015002394485

Category: Social Science

Page: 542

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Chapters by expert contributors overview the most significant topics and trends in the anthropology of religion.

Buckser argues cogently that secularization theories — which postulated an
inalterable opposition between religious and ... A typical twentieth-century
anthropological assessment of religion is provided by Edward Norbeck (1961:22
): "Divine ...

Author: Stephen D. Glazier

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313300909

Category: Social Science

Page: 291

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This collection is intended to provide a dialogue between social scientists and religious studies scholars. Anthropologists need to become more conversant in Western and non-Western theological systems, and these essays are a step in that direction.

A Companion to the Anthropology of Religion presents a collection of original, ethnographically-informed essays that explore the variety of beliefs, practices, and religious experiences in the contemporary world and asks how to think about ...

Author: Janice Boddy

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119124993

Category: Social Science

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A Companion to the Anthropology of Religion presents a collection of original, ethnographically–informed essays that explore the variety of beliefs, practices, and religious experiences in the contemporary world and asks how to think about religion as a subject of anthropological inquiry. Presents a collection of original, ethnographically–informed essays exploring the wide variety of beliefs, practices, and religious experiences in the contemporary world Explores a broad range of topics including the perspectivism debate, the rise of religious nationalism, reflections on religion and new media, religion and politics, and ideas of self and gender in relation to religious belief Includes examples drawn from different religious traditions and from several regions of the world Features newly–commissioned articles reflecting the most up–to–date research and critical thinking in the field, written by an international team of leading scholars Adds immeasurably to our understanding of the complex relationships between religion, culture, society, and the individual in today s world
2015-12-14 By Janice Boddy

This book emphasizes the major concepts of both anthropology and the anthropology of religion and examines religious expression from a cross-cultural perspective while incorporating key theoretical concepts.

Author: Rebecca L Stein

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317350200

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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This concise introductory textbook emphasizes the major concepts of both anthropology and the anthropology of religion. It is aimed at students encountering anthropology for the first time. Reviewers describe the text as vivid, rich, user-friendly, accessible, and well-organized. The Anthropology of Religion, Magic, and Witchcraft examines religious expression from a cross-cultural perspective while incorporating key theoretical concepts. In addition to providing a basic overview of anthropology, including definition of key terms and exposure to ethnographies, the text exposes students to the varying complexity of world religions.
2015-08-07 By Rebecca L Stein

The book offers a mixture of classic readings and more recent contributions, and the 'world religions' are included along with examples from the religions of traditionally non-literate cultures.

Author: David Hicks

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 9780759118577

Category: Social Science

Page: 496

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Ritual and Belief: Readings in the Anthropology of Religion is a collection of 41 readings in religion, magic, and witchcraft. The choice of readings is eclectic: no single anthropological approach or theoretical perspective dominates the text. Theoretical significance, scholarly eminence of the author, and inherent interest provide the principal criteria, and each reading complements its companion chapters, which are pedagogically coherent rather than ad hoc assemblages. Included among the theoretical perspectives are structural-functionalism, structuralism, Malinowskian functionalism, cultural materialism, and cultural evolutionism; also included are the synchronic and diachronic approaches. The book offers a mixture of classic readings and more recent contributions, and the 'world religions' are included along with examples from the religions of traditionally non-literate cultures. As diverse a range of religious traditions as possible has been embraced, from various ethnic groups, traditions, and places.
2010-03-15 By David Hicks

The text examines a full spectrum of religions, from small-scale societies to major, established religions.

Author: John R. Bowen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317344483

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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Examines religious practices from an anthropological perspective Religions in Practice, 6/e, offers an issues-oriented perspective on everyday religious behaviors – prayer, sacrifice, initiation, healing, etc. – by focusing on such topics as transnationalism, gender, and religious laws. The text examines a full spectrum of religions, from small-scale societies to major, established religions. The in-depth treatment of Islam, Hinduism, and Christianity is particularly noteworthy and easily supplemented with field projects directly related to the text.
2015-08-07 By John R. Bowen

But it does need to be rid of the equation of 'religion' with an ethnic identity, and it
is this work of ridding that I shall undertake in this chapter. In his late writings,
Maurice Freedman, a formative leader of the anthropology of China after the ...

Author: Stephan Feuchtwang

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110223552

Category: Religion

Page: 213

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China has many religions. But rituals of local temples are none of these. They celebrate many gods and their powers to respond. Gods are invited as welcome guests by appropriate rituals of welcome and communication. Other rituals pacify ghosts and harmful powers. These rituals are rich with their own poetry, a poetry of performance, not just of contemplation. Interpreting this poetry demands revision of theories of ritual and religion. The author has spent over four decades studying Chinese ritual and religion through observation in contemporary China and Taiwan, constantly revising and rethinking theories of religion, ritual and their role in different political regimes."

Designed for maximum utility, the volume includes a general introduction as well as an extensive bibliography indexed according to both ethnographic region and religious topics and practices, in order to enhance its accessibility.

Author: Michael Lambek

Publisher: Blackwell Publishing

ISBN: 0631221131

Category: Religion

Page: 620

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A Reader in the Anthropology of Religion is a collection of some of the most significant classic and contemporary writings on the anthropology of religion. It includes both material whose theme is 'religion' in a straightforward and obvious sense, as well as material that has expanded how we might look at religion - and the horizons of what we mean by 'religion' - linking it to broader questions of culture and politics.
2002 By Michael Lambek

Ethnographies exploring the vastly different ways that Christianity is experienced and understood by different groups around the world. "The anthropology of Christianity comes of age in this book.

Author: Fenella Cannell

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822336464

Category: Religion

Page: 373

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Ethnographies exploring the vastly different ways that Christianity is experienced and understood by different groups around the world.
2006-11-07 By Fenella Cannell

Their status in the religion is not measured by the depths from which they have
risen, but from their spiritual “gifts” they display: an ability to be “slain by the spirit,
” to speak in tongues, to heal, and prophecy. The more institutional male form of ...

Author: C. Lindholm

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137377630

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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According to Max Weber, charisma is opposed to bureaucratic order. This collection reveals the limits of that formula. The contributors show how charisma is a part of cultural frameworks while retaining its ecstatic character among American and Italian Catholics, Syrian Sufis, Taiwanese Buddhists, Hassidic Jews, and Amazonian shamans, among others.
2013-12-18 By C. Lindholm

A comprehensive anthropological study of religion traces the history of the discipline, discusses the archeological discoveries that have shed light on the development of religious consciousness, and examines the various manifestations, ...

Author: Annemarie de Waal Malefijt

Publisher: New York : Macmillan

ISBN: UOM:39015005472934

Category: Religion

Page: 407

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A comprehensive anthropological study of religion traces the history of the discipline, discusses the archeological discoveries that have shed light on the development of religious consciousness, and examines the various manifestations, functions, and changes of religious customs and beliefs.

The volume: Introduces readers to the central theoretical ideas in the anthropology of religion, illustrating them with specific case studies; Features self-contained chapters, each with its own comprehensive bibliography, so that they can ...

Author: Fiona Bowie

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 1405121041

Category: Religion

Page: 344

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Now available in a revised second edition, this popular introduction to the anthropology of religion combines discussion of the origin and development of debates within the field, with a look at where the subject is heading. Introduces readers to the central theoretical ideas in the anthropology of religion and illustrates them with specific case studies. Features self-contained chapters, each with its own comprehensive bibliography, so that they can be approached in any order. Contains an additional chapter on mythology and a number of new illustrations. Incorporates coverage of the following topics in the existing structure: pilgrimage, spirit possession and cargo cults. Includes a list of ethnographic films and videos that can be used to illustrate and extend discussion of particular issues.
2006-01-02 By Fiona Bowie

Sacred Realms is a collection of classic and contemporary articles that introduce religion from an anthropological perspective.

Author: Richard L. Warms

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131785185

Category: Religion

Page: 526

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Sacred Realms is a collection of classic and contemporary articles that introduce religion from an anthropological perspective. It is designed to give students the tools to understand and analyze religion as well as to consider its important role in world affairs.

It is not an argument in favor of or against any one religion, or religion in general.
As an anthropologist, my interest in this particular type of human activity is no
different from what it would be for any other. The basic questions are always, “
What ...

Author: Murray J. Leaf

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739192399

Category: Social Science

Page: 286

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The world’s “great” religions depend on traditions of serious scholarship, dedicated to preserving their key texts but also to understanding them and, therefore, to debating what understanding itself is and how best to do it. They also have important public missions of many kinds, and their ideas and organizations influence many other important institutions, including government, law, education, and kinship. The Anthropology of Western Religions: Ideas, Organizations, and Constituencies is a comparative survey of the world’s major religious traditions as professional enterprises and, often, as social movements. Documenting the principle ideas behind Western religious traditions from an anthropological perspective, Murray J. Leaf demonstrates how these ideas have been used in building internal organizations that mobilize or fail to mobilize external support.
2014-05-21 By Murray J. Leaf

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