Anthropological Approaches to the Study of Religion by Michael Banton

By Michael Banton

Because the easy questions of social constitution have been elucidated there got here a quickening of curiosity between social anthropologists within the examine of faith. Chapters during this booklet comprise: · faith as a Cultural process (Clifford Geertz) · color type in Ndembu faith (Victor W. Turner) · faith: difficulties of Definition and clarification (Melford E. Spiro) · Fathers, Elders and Ghosts in Edo faith (R.E. Bradbury) · Territorial Groupings and Relgion one of the Iraqw (Edward H. Winter). First released in 1966.

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