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Syncretism in Religion

A Reader, 1st Edition

Edited by Anita Maria Leopold, Jeppe Sinding Jensen


432 pages

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Long a fascinating but problematic category of religious studies, "syncretism" is an elastic term that describes a wide range of practices characterized by the mixing or overlap of traditions. Syncretism in Religion offers the student a broad selection of essays, both classical contributions to the study of syncretism and new essays commissioned especially for this volume. Some important selections appear here in English for the first time. Also included is a list of references for further reading.


"A much-needed and thoughtfully structured anthology…it will become the text of choice for teaching about religious syncretism for years to come." -- Terry Rey, Florida International University

About the Editors

Anita Maria Leopold has taught in the Department for the Study of Religion, University of Aarhus, Denmark.

Jeppe Sinding Jensen is Associate Professor in the Study of Religion, University of Aarhus, Denmark. His publications include Rationality and the Study of Religion and The Study of Religion in a New Key.

About the Series

Critical Categories in the Study of Religion

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
RELIGION / General
RELIGION / Comparative Religion