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Ritual And Religion In The Making Of Humanity

Author: Roy A. Rappaport
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521296908
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Roy Rappaport argues that religion is central to the continuing evolution of life, although it has been been displaced from its original position of intellectual authority by the rise of modern science. His book, which could be construed as in some degree religious as well as about religion, insists that religion can and must be reconciled with science. Combining adaptive and cognitive approaches to the study of humankind, he mounts a comprehensive analysis of religion's evolutionary significance, seeing it as co-extensive with the invention of language and hence of culture as we know it. At the same time he assembles the fullest study yet of religion's main component, ritual, which constructs the conceptions which we take to be religious and has been central in the making of humanity's adaptation. The text amounts to a manual for effective ritual, illustrated by examples drawn from anthropology, history, philosophy, comparative religion, and elsewhere.

Religion As A Humain Capacity

Author: Ernest Thomas Lawson
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004126763
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Prepared in honor of E. Thomas Lawson, the essays in "Religion as a Human Capacity" offer a broad range of cognitivist theoretical explorations of religion, as well as cutting-edge applications of cognitive and other contemporary theories to religious data.

A Common Humanity

Author: Lane Van Ham
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
ISBN: 0816529655
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As debate about immigration policy rages from small towns to state capitals, from coffee shops to Congress, would-be immigrants are dying in the desert along the USÐMexico border. Beginning in the 1990s, the US government effectively sealed off the most common border crossing routes. This had the unintended effect of forcing desperate people to seek new paths across open desert. At least 4,000 of them died between 1995 and 2009. While some Americans thought the dead had gotten what they deserved, other Americans organized humanitarian aid groups. A Common Humanity examines some of the most active aid organizations in Tucson, Arizona, which has become a hotbed of advocacy on behalf of undocumented immigrants. This is the first book to examine immigrant aid groups from the inside. Author Lane Van Ham spent more than three years observing the groups and many hours in discussions and interviews. He is particularly interested in how immigrant advocates both uphold the legitimacy of the United States and maintain a broader view of its social responsibilities. By advocating for immigrants regardless of their documentation status, he suggests, advocates navigate the conflicting pulls of their own nation-state citizenship and broader obligations to their neighbors in a globalizing world. And although the advocacy organizations are not overtly religious, Van Ham finds that they do employ religious symbolism as part of their public rhetoric, arguing that immigrants are entitled to humane treatment based on universal human values. Beautifully written and immensely engaging, A Common Humanity adds a valuable human dimension to the immigration debate.

Contemporary Theories Of Religion

Author: Michael Stausberg
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134041489
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Interest in theories of religion has never been greater. Scholars debate single theoretical approaches in different scholarly journals, while the ‘new atheists’ such as Richard Dawkins and Daniel Dennett criticize the whole idea of religion. For everyone eager to understand the current state of the field, Contemporary Theories of Religion surveys the neglected landscape in its totality. Michael Stausberg brings together leading scholars of the field to review and discuss seventeen contemporary theories of religion. As well as scholars of religion, it features anthropologists, archaeologists, classicists, evolutionary biologists, philosophers and sociologists. Each chapter provides students with background information on the theoretician, a presentation of the theory’s basic principles, an analysis of basic assumptions, and a review of previous critiques. Concluding with a section entitled 'Back and Forth', Stausberg compares the different theories and points to further avenues of discussion for the future.

Ecology And The Sacred

Author: Roy A. Rappaport
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472111701
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A meaningful homage to an extraordinary anthropologist

Anthropology Of Religion

Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 1619068249
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Facts101 is your complete guide to ANTHROPOLOGY OF RELIGION. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Ffentliche Gesellschaftswissenschaften

Author: Stefan Selke
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3658167106
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Die Beiträge des Bandes befassen sich aus verschiedenen Blickwinkeln mit der Frage, wie es den Gesellschaftswissenschaften gelingen kann, ihre Erkenntnisse in Öffentlichkeit zu vermitteln und so aktiv aktuelle Themen und Diskussionen mitzugestalten.

Anthropology And Religion What We Know Think And Question

Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 1490260145
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Facts101 is your complete guide to Anthropology and Religion, What We Know, Think, and Question. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.