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Explorations in Anthropology and Theology - Frank A. Salamone

Explorations in Anthropology and Theology

Paperback Published: 27th March 1997
ISBN: 9780761806615
Number Of Pages: 292

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Some of the best scholars in the field of the anthropology of indigenous systems of theology such as Mary Douglas, Morton Klass, and Edith Turner are represented here. Explorations in Anthropology and Theology treats indigenous systems of religious thought, including "popular" American secular rituals, with the respect and attention usually reserved for only the "higher religions," covering topics such as feminist spirituality, traditional religions and the impact of modernization, alternative approaches to the sacred, implications for fieldwork, and the relationship and relevance of theology and anthropology to one another. The result is a stimulating exploration of a new field of research that is still being shaped and defined, the anthropology of theology. Papers represent most of the major ethnographic areas of the world, including Africa, Asia, Latin America, Europe, the United States and the Artic. Recommended for various courses in theology , anthropology of religion, symbolic anthropology, and fieldwork.

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...the issues...raised are of central importance for the anthropological study of religion.--Stephen D. Glazier, University of Nebraska-Lincoln "American Anthropologist "

List of Figures and Tables
An Introduction to Explorations in Anthropology and Theologyp. 1
Christian Theology, Sin, and Anthropologyp. 23
Crossing the Great Divide: What Anthropologists Might Learn from Theologiansp. 39
Feminist Spirituality, Theology and Anthropologyp. 47
Theology and the Anthropological Study of Spirit Events in an Inupiat Villagep. 67
Theoretical Reflections on the Chagnon-Salesian Controversyp. 91
The Theology of Change: Evangelical Protestantism and the Collapse of Native Religion in a Peasant Area of Mexicop. 113
Structural Adjustment Program (SAP) and the Professionalization of Theology: The Re-emergence of Ritual Consultancy in Nigeriap. 125
African Polygamy and Its Theological Lessons for Americap. 139
Adoring the Father: Religion and Charisma in an American Polygamous Communityp. 157
Natural Modeling in Lacandon Maya Mythologyp. 175
"Back Home in Indiana" The Semiotics of Pilgrimage and Belief in Honor of an American Iconp. 191
Processes and Dynamics of Community Fission and Maintenance: An Ojibway Casep. 209
Sacraments, Society, and Womenp. 231
Bibliographyp. 245
Indexp. 269
About the Contributorsp. 277
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ISBN: 9780761806615
ISBN-10: 076180661X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 292
Published: 27th March 1997
Publisher: UNIV PR OF AMER
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.64 x 13.67  x 1.63
Weight (kg): 0.34