Bowen: Religions in Practice: An Approach to the Anthropology of Religion. Paperback

  • Religions in Practice: An Approach to the Anthropology of Religion. Paperback
  • by Jack R. Bowen. xvi, 269 pages. 4th edition, 2007
This widely used textbook offers a unique perspective on how people engage in everyday religious practices--such as prayer, sacrifice, initiation, and healing--by investigating broad-scale issues, such as transnationalism, gender, and religious laws. No other text examines the full spectrum of religions, from small-scale societies to full-blown "world religious movements." The in-depth treatment of Islam, Hinduism, and Christianity is of particular interest to students, and is easily expanded to include field projects directly related to material covered in the text. As one reviewer writes, "In our post 9/11 era, it is great to have a book whose author has done fieldwork in Indonesia and is so knowledgeable about Islam."
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