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Anthropological Studies of Religion: An Introductory Text
by Brian Morris
In this important, scholarly and wide-ranging text, Brian Morris provides a lucid outline of the nature of the explanations of religious phenomena offered by such great thinkers as Hegel, Marx, and Weber. In doing so he also unravels the many theoretical strategies in the study of religion that have been developed and explored by later anthropologists. Besides discussing t ...more
Paperback, 382 pages
Published June 2nd 2010 by Cambridge University Press
(first published January 1st 1987)
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Oct 20, 2014 Gary Bruff rated it liked it
I bought this textbook at Borders back in the late 80's. I was trying to get into graduate school for anthropology, and at the time the relation of religion to human nature was my primary interest (what was I thinking?). The book was a good one for independent study, though. The theoretical summaries are thorough and not too taxing for a recent grad. I was led in the direction of some important works which I subsequently read with gusto (Durkheim, Elementary Forms of the Religious Life; Freud, T ...more
Morris'in Din Antropolojisi'nin şekillenmesine öncülük etmiş sosyal bilimcilerin çalışmalarından derlediği bu kitap, bir yan okuma olarak Din Antropolojisi okuması yapan herkesin başucunda yer almalı. Ancak bu çalışma, "Elementary Forms of Religious Life", "Purity and Danger", "Magic, Science and Religion" gibi pek çok eserin ön okuması eşliğinde okuyucuya aradığını verecektir. Kitabı bir ana referans kaynağı olarak almayı doğru bulmadığım gibi, tek başına yapılmış bir okumasının da yetersiz ola ...more