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Religions in Practice An Approach to the Anthropology of Religion

ISBN-10: 0205418147

ISBN-13: 9780205418145

Edition: 3rd 2005 (Revised)

Authors: John Richard Bowen

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Book details

List price: $85.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/22/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Preface
Studying Religion through Practice
What Is "Religion"?
An Anthropological Approach to Religion
Practices, Contexts, Diversity
Social Theory in the Anthropology of Religion
Religion as Intellectual Activity
Religions in Social Life
The Psychology of Religion
Ideas and Practices of "Religion" in Europe and Elsewhere
Western Ideas of Religion
Other Religions, Other Models
Combining Religious Practices in Japan
Rituals and the Shaping of Emotions
Rites of Passage
Initiation, Secrecy, and Fear
Death Ritual and the Social Order
Grief and Ritual Form
Gender, Religion, and Ethnography
Creating Gender through Ritual
Reanalyses through the Lens of Gender
Articulating Women's Perspectives through Spirits
Religious Patriarchy and Its Challenges
Women and Islamic Dress
Patterns, Powers, and the Self
Magic, Patterns, and Causes
Explaining Misfortune
The New Age
Wicca or Modern Witchcraft
Healing through Religion
Prayer, Faith, and Healing
Does Prayer Heal?
Narratives and Pain Relief
Trance, Possession, and Healing
Modern Magic in Japanese New Religions
Sorcery, Witchcraft, and Modernity
La Sorcellerie in Cameroon
Azande Oracles
Sorcery and Modernity
Witchcraft as Satan versus God
Objects, Images, and Worship
Conveying Meaning through Symbols
Masks in West Africa
Images and Offerings in Hinduism
Relics and Images in Catholicism
Mary and Marys in European Societies
Crossing Cultural Boundaries
Converting
Translating: Mary in the Americas
Adapting: Islamic Sacrifice in New Cultures
Sacred Speech and Divine Power
The Qur'an as Recitation of God's Speech
The Creative Power of Navajo Speech and Song
Speech and Grace in Protestant Churches
Religion on the Web
Pilgrims and Places
Centers and Directions
Dimensions of Pilgrimage
The Pilgrimage to Mecca
Contrasts in Pilgrimage from Japan and India
Saints, Visions, and Prophets
Saints as Exemplars and as Sources of Assistance
Prophets and Social Change
Revitalization Movements: Messiahs, Millennia, and Revivals
Mormon Prophecy and Authority
Muhammad and His Successors
Religion, Violence, and War
Cults, Sects, and Violence
Struggle and Authority in Islam
The Place of Religions in Modern Nations and States
Religious Nationalisms
Religion and State Law
Religious Minorities and Public Religions
Minority Religions in Europe: Toleration or Public Recognition?
Religion, Nation, and State in the United States
References
Index