Religion and Anthropology
A Critical Introduction
By (author) Brian Morris
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Religion and Anthropology by Brian Morris
Book DescriptionThis important textbook provides a critical introduction to the social anthropology of religion, focusing on more recent classical ethnographies. Comprehensive, free of scholastic jargon, engaging, and comparative in approach, it covers all the major religious traditions that have been studied concretely by anthropologists - Shamanism, Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism, Christianity and its relation to African and Melanesian religions and contemporary Neopaganism. Eschewing a thematic approach and treating religion as a social institution and not simply as an ideology or symbolic system, the book follows the dual heritage of social anthropology in combining an interpretative understanding and sociological analysis. The book will appeal to all students of anthropology, whether established scholars or initiates to the discipline, as well as to students of the social sciences and religious studies, and for all those interested in comparative religion.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521852418
(228mm x 152mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 7-Nov-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Brian Morris
Religion and Anthropology, Paperback (November 2005)
This book provides an introduction to the extensive anthropological literature on religion that has been produced over the past forty years.
Power of Animals, Paperback (November 2000)
Western cultures tend to view animals either as pets or food, and often overlook the vast number of roles that they may play within a culture and in social life more generally: their use in medicine, folk traditions and rituals. This study focuses on Malawi people and their relationship with animals - from hunting through to their use as medicine.
Animals and Ancestors, Paperback (October 2000)» View all books by Brian Morris
An investigation of the Malawi people's sacramental attitude to animals, particularly the role that animals play in life cycle rituals, their relationship to the divinity and to the spirits. It shows that a range of rituals are informed by, and even dependent upon, human-animal relations.
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Author Biography - Brian Morris
Brian Morris is an Emeritus Professor of Anthropology, Goldsmiths College, at the University of London. His many publications include Chewa Medical Botany, Animals and Ancestors, Kropotkin: The Politics of Community, Insects and Human Life and Anthropological Studies of Religion: An Introductory Text (Cambridge, 1987).
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