By Stephen D. Glazier,Charles A. Flowerday

ISBN-10: 0313300909

ISBN-13: 9780313300905

Brings jointly in a single quantity a few key theoretical and methodological advances within the anthropological research of faith. Chapters conceal vital subject matters now not generally incorporated in books facing the anthropology of faith (e.g., bipedalism, the examine of alcohol, movie and video photographs, notions of non secular agency). moreover, this assortment is meant to construct bridges among anthropologists of faith and non secular stories scholars.

Over the final 4 a long time, anthropologists have grappled with the dialectical dating among the exam of cultures from the emic, or insider, point of view, and the etic, or outsider, standpoint. Nowhere is that this inventive stress extra obtrusive than within the anthropological learn of faith. during this quantity, anthropologists and non secular reports students come to phrases not just with a panorama that has shifted essentially, yet a panorama that continues to be shifting.

Essays during this assortment elevate new and demanding concerns for the anthropological examine of faith in new and demanding methods. In intensely own essays, a couple of participants handle primary matters within the research of faith: (1) how should still anthropologists take care of the ideals and practices of others?, and (2) how may still anthropologists care for their very own spiritual backgrounds and ideology as those might have an effect on their realizing of the ideals and practices of others? A partial solution to either questions is important earlier than the anthropological learn of faith can strengthen to a better level.

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