The Anthropology Of Religion Magic And Witchcraft

Author : Rebecca Stein
ISBN : 9781315532165
Genre : Social Science
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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.
Category: Social Science

The Anthropology Of Religion Magic And Witchcraft

Author : CTI Reviews
ISBN : 9781478451525
Genre : Education
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Facts101 is your complete guide to The Anthropology of Religion, Magic, and Witchcraft. In this book, you will learn topics such as RELIGIOUS SYMBOLS, RITUAL, ALTERED STATES OF CONSCIOUSNESS, and RELIGIOUS SPECIALISTS plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.
Category: Education

Anthropology Of Religion Magic And Witchcraft

Author : CTI Reviews
ISBN : 9781467299930
Genre : Education
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Facts101 is your complete guide to Anthropology of Religion, Magic, and Witchcraft. In this book, you will learn topics such as Religious Symbols, Ritual, Altered States of Consciousness, and Religious Specialists plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.
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Magic Witchcraft And Religion A Reader In The Anthropology Of Religion

Author : James Myers
ISBN : 0078034949
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 67.53 MB
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Magic Witchcraft and Religion: A Reader in the Anthropology of Religion takes an anthropological approach to the study of religious beliefs and practices, 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. Features of the ninth edition include new study questions and articles, as well as updated discussions on religion, illness, healing, and death.
Category: Social Science

Magic Witchcraft And Religion

Author : Pamela A. Moro
ISBN : 0073405213
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 60.55 MB
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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 ten 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.
Category: Social Science

Ritual And Belief

Author : David Hicks
ISBN : 9780759118577
Genre : Social Science
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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.
Category: Social Science

Anthropology And Religion

Author : Robert L. Winzeler
ISBN : 9780759121898
Genre : Social Science
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Drawing from ethnographic examples found throughout the world, this revised and updated text, hailed as the “best general text on religion in anthropology available,” offers an introduction to what anthropologists know or think about religion, how they have studied it, and how they interpret or explain it since the late 19th century.
Category: Social Science

Versuch Ber Den Menschen

Author : Cassirer, Ernst
ISBN : 9783787328390
Genre : Philosophy
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Angeregt von Freunden und Kollegen, hat Ernst Cassirer im amerikanischen Exil mit diesem Werk eine Summe seines Denkens vorgelegt, in der seine Philosophie der symbolischen Formen in ihren Hauptgedanken fortgeführt wird, und zwar in einer Weise, die auch einem breiteren Kreis interessierter Leser zugänglich ist. Cassirer stellt die alte Frage nach dem Wesen des Menschen neu und beantwortet sie, indem er die klassische Antwort mit weitreichenden Folgen abwandelt: Er bestimmt den Menschen als ein Wesen, das Symbole schafft und sich durch Symbole mit seinesgleichen und der Welt verständigt. Der Begriff der Vernunft ist höchst ungeeignet, die Formen menschlicher Kultur in ihrer Fülle und Mannigfaltigkeit zu erfassen [...]. Alle diese Formen sind symbolische Formen. Deshalb sollten wir den Menschen nicht als animal rationale, sondern als animal symbolicum definieren."" In dieser Ausgabe werden im Anmerkungsteil nicht nur die englischsprachigen Ausgaben angegeben, aus denen Cassirer zitierte, sondern auch die deutschsprachigen Ausgaben, auf die der Übersetzer bei der Wiedergabe zurückgriff.
Category: Philosophy

Religions In Practice

Author : John R. Bowen
ISBN : 9781315411071
Genre : Religion
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Religions in Practice provides a comprehensive and primarily theme-based overview for students of the anthropology of religion. Whilst covering traditional topics such as magic, witchcraft, and spiritual healing, the book addresses key contemporary subjects including migration, transnationalism, nationalism, secularism, and law. It offers an issues-oriented perspective on everyday religious behaviors and examines small-scale societies as well as major, established religions. Throughout the text Bowen engages with ongoing debates concerning the place of religion in public life. He successfully balances the presentation of theory and concepts with rich case study examples, integrating theoretical discussion with a wide range of cross-cultural ethnographic material. This seventh edition has been updated throughout. The opening section now focuses more clearly on the question of what is ‘religion’ and on approaches to studying religion. There is more on materiality as well as a new final chapter on religious mobilizing and violence. Further resources are available via a comprehensive companion website.
Category: Religion