Syncretism in Religion: A Reader

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

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Main Author: Leopold, Anita Maria
Contributors: Jensen, Jeppe Sinding (Other)
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: Florence Taylor and Francis 2016
In:Year: 2016
Series/Journal:Critical Categories in the Study of Religion
Further subjects:B Electronic books
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Parallel Edition:Print version: Leopold, Anita Maria: Syncretism in Religion : A Reader. - Florence : Taylor and Francis,c2016. - 9780415973618
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Summary:Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- Preface -- Sources -- PART I General Introduction -- PART II The Historical Background of the Term Syncretism: The Problem of Definition -- Introduction to Part II -- In Praise of Syncretism: The Beginnings of Christianity Conceived in the Light of a Diagnosis of Modern Culture -- Syncretism -- Syncretism and the History of Religions -- Syncretism and Ambiguity -- Syncretism: From Theological Invective to a Concept in the Study of Religion -- PART III Syncretism: The Dynamics of Religion -- Introduction to Part III
The Dynamism of Religions. Syncretism. Mission -- Syncretism and Dialogue: A Philosophical Analysis -- Problems of Religious Syncretism -- PART IV Religions in Contact: Power, Syncretism, and Creolization -- Introduction to Part IV -- Herskovits's Heritage: Rethinking Syncretism in the African Diaspora -- The Caribbean: Marvelous Cradle-Hammock and Painful Cornucopia -- Syncretism and Legitimacy in Latin American Religion -- Syncretism, Power, Play -- 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 -- Relocating Syncretism in Social Science Discourse -- Syncretism, Historicism, and Cognition: A Response to Michael Pye -- 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 -- Orthosyncretism: An Account of Melding in Religion -- Religious Tendencies in Greece at the Dawn of the Twenty-first Century-An Approach to Contemporary Greek Reality
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:0415973619