Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion An Anthropological Study of the Supernatural

ISBN-10: 0073405213

ISBN-13: 9780073405216

Edition: 7th 2008

Authors: James E. Myers, Arthur C. Lehmann, Pamela A. Moro

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This comparative reader takes an anthropological approach to the study of religious beliefs, both strange and familiar. The engaging articles on all key issues related to the anthropology of religion grab the attention of students, while giving them an excellent foundation in contemporary ideas and approaches in the field. The multiple authors included in each chapter represent a range of interests, geographic foci, and ways of looking at each subject. Divided into ten chapters, this book begins with a broad view of anthropological ways of looking at religion, and moves on to some of the core topics within the subject, such as myth, ritual, and the various types of religious specialists.
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Book details

List price: $65.31
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 556
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

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Preface
The Anthropological Study of Religion
Religion
Why We Became Religious and The Evolution of the Spirit
Religious Perspectives in Anthropology
Non-Overlapping Magisteria
Darwin's Rib
Anthropologists versus Missionaries: The Influence of Presuppositions
Myth, Symbolism, and Taboo
The Study of Mythology
John Beattie, Nyoro Myth
Harelips and Twins: The Splitting of a Myth
An Anthropologist's Reflections on Symbolic Usage
Taboo
Serpent-Handling as Sacrament
Ritual
Betwixt and Between: the Liminal Period in Rites de Passage
Female Circumsion in Egypt and Sudan: A Controversial Rite of Passage
Return to Wirikuta: Ritual Reversal and Symbolic Continuity on the Peyote Hunt of the Uichol Indians
Ritual Regulation of Environmental Relations Among a New Guinea People
I Can Only Move My Feet Toward mizuo kuyo: Memorial Services for Dead Children in Japan
Body Ritual Among the Nacirema
Shamans, Priests, and Prophets
Religious Specialists
The Shaman
The Dark Side of the Shaman
Trining for the Preiesthood Aong the kogi of Colombia
Relfections After Waco: Millennialists and the State
The Religious Use of Drugs
On the Peyote Road
Ritual Enemas
The Sound of Rushing Water
Psychedelic Drugs and Religious Experience
Ethnomedicine: Religion and Healing
Eyes of the Ngangas: Ethnomedicine and Power in Central African Republic
A School for Medicine Men
Mothering and the Practice of "Balm" in Jamaica
Swallowing Frogs: Anger and Illness in Northeast Brazil
Should Academic Medical Centers Conduct Clinical Trails of the Efficacy f Intercessory Prayer?
Witchcraft, Sorcery, Divination, and Magic
An Anthropological Perpsective on the Witchraze
Sorcery and Concepts of Deviance Among the Kabana, West New Britain
The Goat and the Gazelle: Witchcraft
Consulting the Poison Oracle Among the Azande
Rational Mastery by Man of His Surroundings
Baseball Magic
Ghosts, Souls, and Ancestors: Power of the Dead
A New Weapon Stirs Up Old Ghosts
The Real Vampire
Voodoo
Death Be Not Strange
The Cremated Catholic: The Ends of a Deceased Guatemalan
Christina Leimer, and Juliann Lowery, Spontaneous Memorialization: Violent Death and Emerging Mourning Ritual
Old and New Religions: The Changing Spiritual Landscape
The Revival of Monastic Life in Drepung Monastery
Pilgrimage and Its Influence on West African Islam
Revitalization Movements
The Ghost Dance Religion
Cargo Cults
Urban Rastas in Kingston, Jamaica
Adoring the Father: Religion and Charisma in an American Polygamous Community
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