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Religion in Context Cults and Charisma

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ISBN-10: 0521566347

ISBN-13: 9780521566346

Edition: 2nd 1996

Authors: I. M. Lewis

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Description:

Religious power assumes different forms which are often regarded as unique, unrelated, and even mutually exclusive. This book, however, argues that these apparently contradictory mystical experiences are part of a web of mutually defining elements.
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Book details

List price: $54.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 4/18/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
Anthropological fieldwork and the context of belief
The spirit spider and the pangolin
Possession cults in context
Witchcraft within and without
The cannibal's cauldron
The shaman's career
Expelling spirits, controlling women
The power of the past: African "survivals" in Islam
Notes
Bibliography
Index