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Description - Ritual and Religion in the Making of Humanity by Roy A. Rappaport

This book argues that religion can and must be reconciled with science. Combining adaptive and cognitive approaches, it is a comprehensive analysis of religion's evolutionary significance, and its inextricable interdependence with language. It is also a detailed study of religion's main component, ritual, which constructs the conceptions that we take to be religious and therefore central in the making of humanity's adaptation. The text amounts to a manual for effective ritual, illustrated by examples drawn from a range of disciplines.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521228732
ISBN-10: 0521228735
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 35mm)
Pages: 564
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 25-Mar-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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