Culture of the Sacred Exploring the Anthropology of Religion

ISBN-10: 1577662938
ISBN-13: 9781577662938
Edition: 2004
List price: $33.95
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Book details

List price: $33.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Waveland Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 246
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946

"Written from the perspective that culture and religion are both holistic systems composed of interrelated elements, including belief, ritual, mythology, and ethics, this text explores religion's enduring role in political, economic, and social affairs. Angrosino has taken a unique approach to capture the attention of readers who are new to the study of religion and culture."--BOOK JACKET.

List of Illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgments
Overview and Basic Concepts
Case Study: Fortress without Walls: A Black Community after Slavery
Prehistoric Religion
Case Study: Like Water for Chocolate: Feasting and Political Ritual among the Late Classic Maya at Xunantunich, Belize
The Ideological Component of the Sacred
Case Study: 'I Refuse to Doubt': An Inuit Healer Finds a Listener
The Ritual Component of the Sacred
Case Study: Ethnometaphysics of Iroquois Ritual
The Mythological Component of the Sacred
Case Study: Gilgamesh and Christ: Two Contradictory Models of Man in Search of a Better World
The Ethical and Moral Components of the Sacred
Case Study: The Navaho View of Life
The Environment of the Sacred
Case Study: Religion and Place in Southern Appalachia
Religion in an Age of Globalization
Case Study: Civil Religion Redux
App.: Questions for Review
Index

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