Anthropological Approaches to the Study of Religion

1st Edition

Michael Banton

Published November 11, 2010
Reference - 178 Pages
ISBN 9780415611558 - CAT# Y113837

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As the basic questions of social structure were elucidated there came a quickening of interest among social anthropologists in the study of religion. Chapters in this book include:
· Religion as a Cultural System (Clifford Geertz)
· Colour Classification in Ndembu Religion (Victor W. Turner)
· Religion: Problems of Definition and Explanation (Melford E. Spiro)
· Fathers, Elders and Ghosts in Edo Religion (R.E. Bradbury)
· Territorial Groupings and Relgion among the Iraqw (Edward H. Winter).
First published in 1966.


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