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Religion and Culture: An Anthropological Focus, CourseSmart eTextbook, 2nd Edition

By Raymond Scupin

Published by Pearson

Published Date: May 12, 2008

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For sophomore/junior-level courses in World Religions and Anthropology of Religion in departments of Anthropology, Sociology, and Religion.


Religion and Culture introduces students to the major World religions and aboriginal religious traditions. This edited volume presents all aspects of the anthropological perspective on religion. Contributing authors provide a unique assembly of various topics and traditions that are researched by contemporary anthropologists.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Anthropological Perspective on Religion

Chapter 2: Early Anthropological Perspectives on Religion

Chapter 3: Contemporary Anthropological Perspectives on Religion

Chapter 4: Myth and Folklore

Chapter 5: Ritual

Chapter 6: Shamanisms: Past and Present

Chapter 7: Sorcery and Witchcraft.

Chapter 8: Aboriginal Religions

Chapter 9: African Religions

Chapter 10: Agricultural State Religions

Chapter 11: Vedic and Hindu Tradition

Chapter 12 Buddhism

Chapter 13: Traditional Religions of China

Chapter 14: Japanese ReligionsChapter 15: Judaism

Chapter 16: Catholicism

Chapter 17: Protestantism

Chapter 18: Islam

Chapter 19: The New Age and Related Forms of Contemporary Spirituality

Chapter 20: Future Trends in Religion

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$54.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-205-65616-5