Introducing anthropology of religion: culture to the ultimate

Written by an experienced teacher, this basic introduction to the anthropology of religion explores key contemporary issues such as: definitions, theories, beliefs, symbols and language, and behaviour. The second part of the book analyzes: religion in the modern world, violence, fundamentalism, and...

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Main Author: Eller, Jack David 1959-
Format: Print Book
Language:English
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Published: New York, NY [u.a.] Routledge 2007
Edition:1. publ.
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Religious ethnology
Further subjects:B Anthropology of religion
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Summary:Written by an experienced teacher, this basic introduction to the anthropology of religion explores key contemporary issues such as: definitions, theories, beliefs, symbols and language, and behaviour. The second part of the book analyzes: religion in the modern world, violence, fundamentalism, and key world religions and new religious movements. Unlike other introductions which have tended to focus solely on traditional anthropological areas, this book also shows how to apply an anthropological approach to contemporary world religions, reflecting broader trends. Assuming no prior knowledge of the subject, this is the perfect resource for students and includes textbook features such as summaries, timelines, questions for discussion and glossary.
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references and index
ISBN:0415408962