A Humanist Interpretation
By (author) Raymond Firth
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Religion by Raymond Firth
Book DescriptionReligion: A Humanist Interpretation represents a lifetime's work on the anthropology of religion from a rather unusual personal viewpoint. Raymond Firth treats religion as a human art, capable of great intellectual and artistic achievements, but also of complex manipulation to serve the human interests of those who believe in it and operate it. His study is comparative, drawing material from a range of religions around the world. Its findings are a challenge to established beliefs. This anthropological approach to the study of religion covers themes ranging from; religious belief and personal adjustment; gods and God; offering and sacrifice;religion and politics; Malay magic and spirit mediumship; truth and paradox in religion.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415128964
(216mm x 138mm x mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Nov-1995
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Raymond Firth
Capital, Saving and Credit in Peasant Societies, Paperback (April 2014)
The formation and management of capital are among the central issues in economic growth, especially in 'under-developed' countries, and form the main theme in this volume. The societies examined vary widely, both geographically and also in terms of types of social and economic structures. First published in 1964.
Symbols, Paperback (December 2013)
Raymond Firth has long been internationally known for his field research in the Solomons and Malaysia, and for his theoretical work on kinship, economics and religion. Here, from a new angle, he has produced a broad survey of the study of symbolic ideas and behaviour.
Themes in Economic Anthropology, Paperback (October 2013)View all books by Raymond Firth
The main focus of this volume - the processes of choice and decision-making in different economic systems - offers scope for the convergence of economic and anthropological perspectives. It concentrates on transactions that both express and influence social relationships and values.
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