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Reader in Comparative Religion: An Anthropological Approach William Armand Lessa

Reader in Comparative Religion: An Anthropological Approach

William Armand Lessa

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ISBN : 9780060439927
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584 pages
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Offering students an overview of the anthropological findings in religion that have amassed in the last 100 years, this sourcebook presents articles written by anthropologists, sociologists, historians & others whose works have significantlyMoreOffering students an overview of the anthropological findings in religion that have amassed in the last 100 years, this sourcebook presents articles written by anthropologists, sociologists, historians & others whose works have significantly influenced anthropological thinking.ForewordAcknowledgmentsGeneral IntroductionThe origin & development of religionThe function of religion in human societyMyth & ritualSymbolismMana & tabooTotemismMagic, witchcraft & divinationThe magical treatment of illnessDeath, ghosts & ancestor worshipShamans & priestsDynamics in religionNew methods of analysisBiographies of AuthorsSelected Monographs on Non-Western Religious SystemsGeneral BibliographyIndex of Authors & Titles