A Reader in the Anthropology of Religion, Paperback Book


A Reader in the Anthropology of Religion is a collection of some of the most significant classic and contemporary writings in the field.

Updated in its second edition, this volume examines numerous aspects of religion in a diversity of cultures and expands upon the idea of what we mean by religion , linking it to some of the broader questions of culture and politics. Collects classic and contemporary articles from the major thinkers in both North American and British anthropologyEmphasizes the ongoing conversation among anthropologists with respect to central questions of religious behaviorPresents comprehensive coverage of theory and religious practice, through time and ethnographic regions, integrated by editorial commentaryIncludes additional classic pieces by Pouillon, Burridge, and Meyerhoff, as well as more contemporary work by Harding, De Boeck, and PalmieIncludes indexed bibliography arranged according to both ethnographic region and religious topics and practices


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 696 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Religion: general
  • ISBN: 9781405136143



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