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  • What is Religion?

    2nd Edition

    By Jeppe Sinding Jensen

    Starting from the premise that religion is a human endeavour which can be analysed and compared across time and cultures, What is Religion? brings the most up-to-date scholarship to bear on humankind’s most enduring creation. Religious belief is one of the most pervasive and ubiquitous…

    Paperback – 2019-07-08 
    Routledge

  • Émile Durkheim and the Birth of the Gods

    Clans, Incest, Totems, Phratries, Hordes, Mana, Taboos, Corroborees, Sodalities, Menstrual Blood, Apes, Churingas, Cairns, and Other Mysterious Things, 1st Edition

    By Alexandra Maryanski

    The Birth of the Gods is dedicated to Durkheim's effort to understand the basis of social integration. Unlike most social scientists, then and now, Durkheim concluded that humans are naturally more individualistic than collectivistic, that the primal social unit for humans is the macro-level unit (…

    Paperback – 2018-06-22
    Routledge

  • Religions in Practice

    An Approach to the Anthropology of Religion, 7th Edition

    By John R. Bowen

    Religions in Practice provides a comprehensive and primarily theme-based overview for students of the anthropology of religion. Whilst covering traditional topics such as magic, witchcraft, and spiritual healing, the book addresses key contemporary subjects including migration, transnationalism,…

    Paperback – 2017-08-01
    Routledge

  • Religious Studies: The Key Concepts

    1st Edition

    By Carl Olson

    Religious Studies: The Key Concepts is an accessible, A-Z resource, defining and explaining key terms and ideas central to the study of religion. Exploring broad and recurring themes which are applicable in both eastern and western religions, cross-cultural examples are provided for each term to…

    Paperback – 2017-07-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Key Guides

  • The Anthropology of Religion, Magic, and Witchcraft

    4th Edition

    By Rebecca Stein, Philip L. Stein

    This concise and accessible textbook introduces students to the anthropological study of religion. Stein and Stein examine religious expression from a cross-cultural perspective and expose students to the varying complexity of world religions. The chapters incorporate key theoretical concepts and a…

    Paperback – 2017-05-09
    Routledge

  • Anthropology of Religion: The Basics

    1st Edition

    By James S Bielo

    Anthropology of Religion: The Basics is an accessible and engaging introductory text organized around key issues that all anthropologists of religion face. This book uses a wide range of historical and ethnographic examples to address not only what is studied by anthropologists of religion, but how…

    Paperback – 2015-03-23
    Routledge
    The Basics

  • Introducing Anthropology of Religion

    Culture to the Ultimate, 2nd Edition

    By Jack David Eller

    This clear and engaging guide introduces students to key areas of the field and shows how to apply an anthropological approach to the study of religion in the contemporary world. Written by an experienced teacher, it covers major traditional topics including definitions, theories and beliefs as…

    Paperback – 2014-11-20
    Routledge

  • Studying Islam in Practice

    1st Edition

    Edited by Gabriele Marranci

    This book presents Islam as a lived religion through observation and discussion of how Muslims from a variety of countries, traditions and views practice their religion. It conveys the experiences of researchers from different disciplinary backgrounds and demonstrates the dynamic and heterogeneous…

    Paperback – 2013-12-05
    Routledge
    Studying Religions in Practice

  • The Anthropology of Islam Reader

    1st Edition

    Edited by Jens Kreinath

    The Anthropology of Islam Reader brings together a rich variety of ethnographic work, offering an insight into various forms of Islam as practiced in different geographic, social, and cultural contexts. Topics explored include Ramadan and the Hajj, the Feast of Sacrifice, and the representation of…

    Paperback – 2011-11-09
    Routledge

  • Fifty Key Thinkers on Religion

    1st Edition

    By Gary Kessler

    Fifty Key Thinkers on Religion is an accessible guide to the most important and widely studied theorists on religion of the last 300 years. Arranged chronologically, the book explores the lives, works and ideas of key writers across a truly interdisciplinary range, from sociologists to…

    Paperback – 2011-07-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Key Guides

  • Encyclopedia of Buddhism

    1st Edition

    Edited by Damien Keown, Charles S. Prebish

    'It is an excellent advocate for both reference publishing and for the belief system it represents' - Reference Reviews 'This work is a crucial source for specialists...Highly recommended' - G. J. Reece, American University, Choice The Routledge Encyclopedia of Buddhism is a complete up-to-date…

    Paperback – 2009-08-25
    Routledge

  • Major World Religions

    From Their Origins To The Present, 1st Edition

    Edited by Lloyd Ridgeon

    This work seeks to answer questions about the great religious traditions in the contemporary age. It focuses upon those religions that continue to demand the attention of the Western world. Following an introduction on the philosophy of religion, attention is focused on Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism,…

    Paperback – 2003-03-13
    Routledge

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