Introducing Anthropology of Religion: Culture to the Ultimate

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Taylor & Francis, Jul 31, 2007 - Religion - 352 pages
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Written by an experienced teacher, this basic introduction to the anthropology of religion explores key contemporary issues such as: definitions, theories, beliefs, symbols and language, and behaviour. The second part of the book analyzes:

  • religion in the modern world
  • violence
  • fundamentalism
  • key world religions and new religious movements.

Unlike other introductions which have tended to focus solely on traditional anthropological areas, this book also shows how to apply an anthropological approach to contemporary world religions, reflecting broader trends.

Assuming no prior knowledge of the subject, this is the perfect resource for students.

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About the author (2007)

Jack David Eller teaches Anthropology at the Metropolitan State College of Denver.  His previous publications imclude Violence and Culture: An Interdisciplinary and Cross-Cultural Approach (2005) and Culture and the Real World: Core Concepts of Cultural Anthropology Applied to Contemporary World Issues (2006).

 

 

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