Ritual and Belief Readings in the Anthropology of Religion

ISBN-10: 0759111561
ISBN-13: 9780759111561
Edition: 3rd 2010 (Revised)
Authors: David Hicks
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Book details

List price: $68.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: AltaMira Press
Publication date: 6/16/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.420

Preface
Introduction
Perspectives
Animism
The Return of Totemism in Childhood
The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life
Myth, Cosmology, and Symbolic Classification
Harelips and Twins: The Splitting of a Myth
The Dogon
Pollution
Gods, Spirits, and Souls
A Kernel of Doubt
The Universality of Ancestor Worship
What Makes Anthropomorphism Natural: Intuitive Ontology and Cultural Representations
Ritual
Ritual Symbolism, Morality, and Social Structure among the Ndembu
The Rites of Passage: Conclusions
"Between Belief and Unbelief Lies the Performance of Salat": Meaning and Efficacy of a Muslim Ritual
Practitioners of Ritual
Religious Specialists
The Woman Who Didn't Become a Shaman
The Sound of Rushing Water
Body and Mind
My Adventure with Ebene: A "Religious Experience"
"Thus Are Our Bodies, Thus Was Our Custom": Mortuary Cannibalism in an Amazonian Society
"In Thy Blood Live": Gender and Ritual in the Judaeo-Christian Tradition
Magic and Witchcraft
Sympathetic Magic
Men Bewitch Others When They Hate Them
Baseball Magic
Death
"Voodoo" Death
Symbolic Associations of Death
Making the King Divine: A Case Study in Ritual Regicide from Timor
Gender and Sexuality
The Virgin of Guadalupe: A Mexican National Symbol
The Hijras of India: Cultural and Individual Dimensions of an Institutionalized Third Gender Role
The Syphilitic Shock
The Natural Environment
Cosmology as Ecological Analysis: A View from the Rain Forest
Ritual Regulation of Environmental Relations among a New Guinea People
Water Witching: An Interpretation of a Ritual Pattern in a Rural American Community
Agents of Change
Judaism, Christianity, and the Socio-Economic Order
Revitalization Movements
Cargo Cults
New Religious Movements
Apocalypse at Jonestown
The Unification Church
Faith beyond Belief: Evangelical Protestant Conceptions of Faith and the Resonance of Anti-Humanism
Glossary
General References
Index
About the Author

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