Magic Witchcraft and Religion A Reader in the Anthropology of Religion

Author: James Myers
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 0078034949
Release Date: 2012-09-27
Genre: Social Science

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.

Magic Witchcraft and Religion A Reader in the Anthropology of Religion

Author: Pamela Moro
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
ISBN: 0078140013
Release Date: 2009-09-18
Genre: Social Science

This comparative reader 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. Divided into 10 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 specialties.

Magic Witchcraft and Religion

Author: Pamela A. Moro
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
ISBN: 0073405213
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Social Science

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.

The Anthropology of Religion Magic and Witchcraft

Author: Rebecca Stein
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781315532165
Release Date: 2017-05-08
Genre:

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.

Magic witchcraft and religion

Author: Arthur C. Lehmann
Publisher:
ISBN: UVA:X001562186
Release Date: 1989
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

A comparative reader that takes an anthropological approach to the study of religious beliefs, both strange and familiar.

The Anthropology of Religion Magic and Witchcraft Pearson eText

Author: Rebecca L Stein
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317350217
Release Date: 2015-08-07
Genre: Social Science

This concise introductory textbook emphasizes the major concepts of both anthropology and the anthropology of religion. It is aimed at students encountering anthropology for the first time. Reviewers describe the text as vivid, rich, user-friendly, accessible, and well-organized. The Anthropology of Religion, Magic, and Witchcraft examines religious expression from a cross-cultural perspective while incorporating key theoretical concepts. In addition to providing a basic overview of anthropology, including definition of key terms and exposure to ethnographies, the text exposes students to the varying complexity of world religions.

Magic Witchcraft and Religion in the Media Revised Second Edition

Author: Liam D. Murphy
Publisher: Cognella Academic Publishing
ISBN: 151651095X
Release Date: 2016-08-18
Genre: Social Science

Western popular culture is saturated with ideas drawn from religious institutions and a variety of other forms of awareness. In an age that many view as secular, news accounts are replete with sensationalist stories about inexplicable supernatural events. The Occult, mythology, vampires, zombies, ghosts and apparitions, and paranormal activity are but a few of the supernatural or cosmological themes and images that are felt in everyday life. Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion in the Media, represents a unique effort to capture a cross-section of these events in media reportage and analyze them through the lens of anthropology. The essays selected for this text, which are drawn from a variety of news media and online sources, are clustered around important themes and discussed in terms of their impact on society. They illustrate how classic observations and theory made by social and cultural anthropologists have real world application in everyday American life. This is an ideal supplemental text for introductory and general education courses on "the anthropology of religion," yet it is accessible to an educated public. Liam D. Murphy is a professor of anthropology at California State University, Sacramento. He is the author of many articles and research papers on religion, politics, and identity, published in such peer-reviewed journals as the Journal of Ritual Studies, the Journal of the Society for the Anthropology of Europe, Anthropology in Action, and the Anthropological Journal of European Cultures. He is also co-author (with Paul A. Erickson) of A History of Anthropological Theory (UTP Higher Education, 2013) and co-editor (with Paul A. Erickson) of Readings for a History of Anthropological Theory (UTP Higher Education, 2013). A specialist on religion in Northern Ireland, Murphy is also the author of Believing in Belfast: Charismatic Christianity after the Troubles (Carolina Academic Press, 2010). His current ethnographic research focuses on heavy metal and cultural identity in Western France.

The Anthropology of Religion Magic and Witchcraft

Author: Rebecca L. Stein
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: UOM:39076002741218
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

This concise introductory textbook emphasizes the major concepts of both anthropology and the anthropology of religion. It is aimed at students encountering anthropology for the first time. Reviewers describe the text as vivid, rich, user-friendly, accessible, and well-organized. It examines religious expression from a cross-cultural perspective while still incorporating the key theoretical concepts. In addition to providing a basic overview of anthropology, including definition of key terms and exposure to ethnographies, the text exposes students to the varying complexity of world religions.

Anthropology of Religion

Author: Stephen D. Glazier
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0313283516
Release Date: 1997-01-01
Genre: Social Science

Chapters by expert contributors overview the most significant topics and trends in the anthropology of religion.

Ritual and Belief

Author: David Hicks
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
ISBN: 9780759118577
Release Date: 2010-03-15
Genre: Social Science

Ritual and Belief: Readings in the Anthropology of Religion is intended to satisfy the needs of students in undergraduate courses in the anthropology of religion and comparative religion. It may be used either as a stand-alone text or as a supplement. This is a text that is more instructor- and student-friendly than any other anthology currently available.

Transcending Architecture

Author: Julio Bermudez
Publisher: CUA Press
ISBN: 9780813226798
Release Date: 2015-01-27
Genre: Architecture

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Anthropology and Religion

Author: Robert L. Winzeler
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780759121898
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Social Science

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.

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Author: Arnold Van Gennep
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 3593378361
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Rites and ceremonies


Religions in Practice

Author: John R. Bowen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781315411071
Release Date: 2017-07-28
Genre: Religion

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.