The Anthropology of Religion : An Introduction, Paperback

The Anthropology of Religion : An Introduction Paperback


Now available in a revised second edition, this popular introduction to the anthropology of religion combines discussion of the origin and development of debates within the field, with a look at where the subject is heading.

It introduces readers to the central theoretical ideas in the anthropology of religion and illustrates them with specific case studies.

It features self-contained chapters, each with its own comprehensive bibliography, so that they can be approached in any order.

It contains an additional chapter on mythology and a number of new illustrations.

It incorporates coverage of the following topics in the existing structure: pilgrimage, spirit possession and cargo cults.

It includes a list of ethnographic films and videos that can be used to illustrate and extend discussion of particular issues.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 344 pages, 16 illustrations
  • Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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  • Category: Religion: general
  • ISBN: 9781405121057



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