The Anthropology of Religion: An Introduction

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Wiley, Dec 23, 2005 - Religion - 344 pages
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.

  • Introduces readers to the central theoretical ideas in the anthropology of religion and illustrates them with specific case studies.
  • Features self-contained chapters, each with its own comprehensive bibliography, so that they can be approached in any order.
  • Contains an additional chapter on mythology and a number of new illustrations.
  • Incorporates coverage of the following topics in the existing structure: pilgrimage, spirit possession and cargo cults.
  • Includes a list of ethnographic films and videos that can be used to illustrate and extend discussion of particular issues.

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Fiona Bowie is Senior Lecturer in Anthropology and Religious Studies at the University of Bristol.

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