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Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion

Arthur LehmannJames MyersPamela Moro

Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion

Arthur LehmannJames MyersPamela Moro

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This comparative reader takes an anthropological approach to the study of religious beliefs, both strange and familiar. The engaging articles on all key issues related to the anthropology of religion grab the attention of students, while giving them an excellent foundation in contemporary ideas and approaches in the field. The multiple authors included in each chapter represent a range of interests, geographic foci, and ways of looking at each subject. Divided into 10 chapters, this book begins with a broad view of anthropological ways of looking at religion, and moves on to some of the core topics within the subject, such as myth, ritual, and the various types of religious specialists.

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This comparative reader takes an anthropological approach to the study of religious beliefs, both strange and familiar. The engaging articles on all key issues related to the anthropology of religion grab the attention of students, while giving them an excellent foundation in contemporary ideas and approaches in the field. The multiple authors included in each chapter represent a range of interests, geographic foci, and ways of looking at each subject. Divided into 10 chapters, this book begins with a broad view of anthropological ways of looking at religion, and moves on to some of the core topics within the subject, such as myth, ritual, and the various types of religious specialists.
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Table Of Contents

  • Foreword By James W. Fernandez Preface 1. The Anthropological Study Of Religion 2. Myth, Symbolism, And Taboo 3. Ritual 4. Shamans, Priests, And Prophets 5. The Religious Use Of Drugs 6. Ethnomedicine: Religion And Healing 7. Witchcraft, Sorcery, Divination, And Magic 8. Ghosts, Souls, And Ancestors: Power Of The Dead 9. Old And New Religions: The Changing Spiritual Landscape 10. Religion As Global Culture: Migration, Media, And Other Transnational Forces Glossary Bibliography Index

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  • Catalogue Code 255153
  • Product Code 0073122696
  • EAN 9780073122694
  • Pages 552
  • Department Academic
  • Category World Religions
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Mcgraw Hill
  • Publication Date Aug 2004
  • Dimensions 215 x 213 x 21 mm
  • Weight 0.757kg

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