The Anthropology of Religion, Magic and Witchcraft

Rebecca Stein; Philip L Stein
Taylor & Francis Ltd (Sales)

This concise and accessible textbook introduces students to the anthropological study of religion. Stein and Stein examine religious expression from a cross-cultural perspective and expose students to the varying complexity of world religions. The chapters incorporate key theoretical concepts and a rich range of ethnographic material. The fourth edition of The Anthropology of Religion, Magic, and Witchcraft offers: - increased coverage of new religious movements, fundamentalism, and religion and conflict/violence;- fresh case study material with examples drawn from around the globe;- further resources via a comprehensive companion website. This is an essential guide for students encountering anthropology of religion for the first time.