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Reader in Comparative Religion: An Anthropological Approach

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Offering students an overview of the anthropological findings in religion that have amassed in the last 100 years, this sourcebook presents articles written by anthropologists, sociologists, historians & others whose works have significantly influenced anthropological thinking.
Foreword
Acknowledgments
General Introduction
The origin & development of religion
The functi
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Paperback, 3rd, 584 pages
Published July 1st 1972 by Harper & Row (NYC) (first published 1962)
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Jesse
From an anthropological perspective I think this is a fine addition to the religious literature. From a generic readers perspective this is a difficult and confusing read that leaves you with more questions than answers(which may be the point). I throughly enjoyed the older pieces that show the origins of modern thoughts and prejudices that still persist. Overall if your a student of religion and want to take a non-philosophical look, than this is a great piece to gain a broad perspective of man ...more
Erik Graff
Sep 24, 2014 Erik Graff rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: religion fans
Recommended to Erik by: Dr Martyn
Shelves: religion
This book was assigned for a course on comparative religions taught at Union Theological Seminary in New York City. A sourcebook covering about a century of material in the field of the cultural anthropology of religion, I found virtually everything in it interesting, some of it eye-opening, some of it even funny. An superb selection!
Simon
Jul 22, 2013 Simon rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Contains a good collection of texts on the anthropology of religion.
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my copy is the Hardbound, 2nd edition copyright 1965
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