Syncretism in Religion: A Reader

Cover -- Half Title -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Preface -- Sources -- Dedication -- PART I General Introduction -- PART II The Historical Background of the Term Syncretism: The Problem of Definition -- Introduction to Part II -- 1 In Praise of Syncretism: The Beginnings of Christianity Conc...

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Main Author: Leopold, Anita Maria
Contributors: Sinding Jensen, Jeppe (Other)
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: Sheffield Taylor and Francis 2016
In:Year: 2016
Series/Journal:Critical Categories in the Study of Religion
Critical Categories in the Study of Religion Ser.
Further subjects:B Syncretism (Religion)
B Electronic books
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Parallel Edition:Print version: Leopold, Anita Maria: Syncretism in Religion : A Reader. - Sheffield : Taylor and Francis,c2016
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Summary:Cover -- Half Title -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Preface -- Sources -- Dedication -- PART I General Introduction -- PART II The Historical Background of the Term Syncretism: The Problem of Definition -- Introduction to Part II -- 1 In Praise of Syncretism: The Beginnings of Christianity Conceived in the Light of a Diagnosis of Modern Culture -- 2 Syncretism -- 3 Syncretism and the History of Religions -- 4 Syncretism and Ambiguity -- 5 Syncretism: From Theological Invective to a Concept in the Study of Religion -- PART III Syncretism: The Dynamics of Religion
Introduction to Part III -- 1 The Dynamism of Religions. Syncretism. Mission -- 2 Syncretism and Dialogue: A Philosophical Analysis -- 3 Problems of Religious Syncretism -- PART IV Religions in Contact: Power, Syncretism, and Creolization -- Introduction to Part IV -- 1 Herskovits's Heritage: Rethinking Syncretism in the African Diaspora -- 2 The Caribbean: Marvelous Cradle-Hammock and Painful Cornucopia -- 3 Syncretism and Legitimacy in Latin American Religion -- 4 Syncretism, Power, Play
5 Worlds in Collusion: On Social Strategies and Misrepresentations as Forces of Syncretism in Euro-American and Native American Affairs -- PART V Category Problems and Theoretical Suspense -- Introduction to Part V -- 1 Relocating Syncretism in Social Science Discourse -- 2 Syncretism, Historicism, and Cognition: A Response to Michael Pye -- 3 The Concept of ""Syncretism"": An Instrument of Historical Insight/Discovery? -- PART VI Current Approaches to Syncretism in the Study of Religion -- Introduction to Part VI -- 1 Orthosyncretism: An Account of Melding in Religion
2 Religious Tendencies in Greece at the Dawn of the Twenty-first Century-An Approach to Contemporary Greek Reality -- 3 Medicine-Men, Modernity and Magic: Syncretism as an Explanatory Category to Recent Religious Responses and Magical Practices among Urban Blacks in Contemporary South Africa -- PART VII Conclusion -- Appendix Further Reading on Syncretism -- Subject Index -- Author Index
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ISBN:1904768652