A Companion to the Anthropology of Religion

A Companion to the Anthropology of Religion

Editor(s): Janice Boddy, Michael Lambek

Published Online: 17 JAN 2014 09:41PM EST

Print ISBN: 9780470673324

Online ISBN: 9781118605936

DOI: 10.1002/9781118605936

About this Book

A Companion to the Anthropology of Religion presents a collection of original, ethnographically-informed essays that explore the variety of beliefs, practices, and religious experiences in the contemporary world and asks how to think about religion as a subject of anthropological inquiry.

  • Presents a collection of original, ethnographically-informed essays exploring the wide variety of beliefs, practices, and religious experiences in the contemporary world
  • Explores a broad range of topics including the 'perspectivism' debate, the rise of religious nationalism, reflections on religion and new media, religion and politics, and ideas of self and gender in relation to religious belief
  • Includes examples drawn from different religious traditions and from several regions of the world
  • Features newly-commissioned articles reflecting the most up-to-date research and critical thinking in the field, written by an international team of leading scholars
  • Adds immeasurably to our understanding of the complex relationships between religion, culture, society, and the individual in today's world

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Worlds and Intersections

  2. Part II: Epistemologies

  3. Part III: Time and Ethics

  4. Part IV: Practices and Mediations

  5. Part V: Languages and Conversions

  6. Part VI: Persons and Histories

  7. Part VII: Powers

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