Understanding Religion : : Selected Essays / / Benson Saler.

This volume consists of 12 essays published by the author between the years 1997-2007, a thirteenth paper read at a conference in 2006, and a long introduction prepared specifically for the collection. All of the essays deal with epistemological issues attendant on conceptualizing and defining relig...

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Superior document:Title is part of eBook package: De Gruyter DGBA Backlist Complete English Language 2000-2014 PART1
Place / Publishing House:Berlin ;, Boston : : De Gruyter, , [2009]
Year of Publication:2009
Series:Religion and Reason : Theory in the Study of Religion , 48
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Physical Description:1 online resource (246 p.)
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Table of Contents:
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Part I. Orientations
  • Introduction
  • The Ethnographer as Pontifex
  • Part II. Homage to Three Pioneers
  • E. B. Tylor and the Anthropology of Religion
  • Culture in Phylogenetic Perspective: An Appreciation of the Contributions of A. I. Hallowell
  • Part III. Beliefs
  • On What We May Believe About Beliefs
  • Finding Wayú Religion
  • On Credulity
  • Secondary Beliefs and the Alien Abduction Phenomenon
  • Part IV. Studying Religion: Some Conceptual Issues
  • Family Resemblance and the Definition of Religion
  • Conceptualizing Religion: The Matter of Boundaries
  • Comparison: Some Suggestions for Improving the Inevitable
  • Biology and Religion: On Establishing a Problematic
  • Toward a Realistic and Relevant „Science of Religion“
  • Backmatter