7. Religious Practice

  1. Regina F. Bendix2 and
  2. Galit Hasan-Rokem3
  1. Sabina Magliocco

Published Online: 22 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118379936.ch7

Companion to Folklore, A

Companion to Folklore, A

How to Cite

Magliocco, S. (2012) Religious Practice, in Companion to Folklore, A (eds R. F. Bendix and G. Hasan-Rokem), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118379936.ch7

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Georg-August-University, Göttingen, Germany

  2. 3

    Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Author Information

  1. California State University, Northridge, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 MAR 2012
  2. Published Print: 20 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405194990

Online ISBN: 9781118379936



  • religious practice;
  • religious practice, center of folklorists' concerns;
  • study of folklore and anthropology;
  • problems, in defining religion;
  • religion as a cultural system, Geertz and critics;
  • question of power and religion;
  • study of religion, anthropological approaches;
  • religious practice, in a global context;
  • ethnological scholarship, on religious practice


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Problems in Defining Religion

  • Religion as a Cultural System: Geertz and his Critics

  • American Approaches to the Study of Folklore and Religion

  • Religious Practice in a Global Context

  • References