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Anthropology of Religion

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ANTH 209 Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: Muhammad, Gautama Buddha

Religious Landscape of India Stats 80% Hindus 13% Muslim 2% Christians 1.8% Sikhs Hinduism 1500 BC Religious book is the Veda Veda Rig is the oldest Polyt...

Anthropology
ANTH 209
Emilie Parent
ANTH 209 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Great Rite, Vanir, Wheel Of The Year

Contemporary Magic and Witchcraft Neopaganism Counter cultural movements of the 1960's and 70's Youth culture Maintain belief in and connection to a higher power No priest ...

Anthropology
ANTH 209
Emilie Parent
ANTH 209 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Puritans, Pope Innocent Viii, Heinrich Kramer

Witch Hunt, Now and Then In Europe First step: people going from pagan beliefs to Christianity 900-1500 Persecution of heretics 1517-1648 Reformation Witch Craze ...

Anthropology
ANTH 209
Emilie Parent
ANTH 209 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Icicle, State Religion, Zoroastrianism

New Technologies and Minority Faith Crisis Changing Fieldwork Past vs present Privileged locality and face-to-face relationships Not applicable now because of communications and...

Anthropology
ANTH 209
Emilie Parent
ANTH 209 Lecture Notes - Theism, Fetishism, Ethnography

What is Religion Introduction and Definitions Spirituality and religion are inseparable No unique definition Is only the belief in something more than the visible world? Westerners see religi...

Anthropology
ANTH 209
Emilie Parent
ANTH 209 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Andaman Islands, Bartolomé De Las Casas, Ethnography

Fieldwork: Living or Leaving the Scene History Started with European missionaries Bartolome de las Casas Lots of examples during the Enlightenment also Questions about the relat...

Anthropology
ANTH 209
Emilie Parent
ANTH 209 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Deep Structure And Surface Structure

Myths Introduction Religious narratives or stories that provide for religious beliefs and practices Tells the story of the origins of the world and the creation of the first human beings Prescribe th...

Anthropology
ANTH 209
Emilie Parent
ANTH 209 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Egyptian Pyramids

Symbols Introduction Sacred or profane Most visible aspect of religion Can be reinterpreted Reinterpretation Egyptian pyramids Healing energy, new energy ...

Anthropology
ANTH 209
Emilie Parent
ANTH 209 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: General Order, Thick Description, Hermeneutics

Geertz, Religion and the Symbolists Symbolic Anthropology Studies the way people understand their surroundings by using symbols Also actions of other members of their society Symbols and proc...

Anthropology
ANTH 209
Emilie Parent
ANTH 209 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Radiative Transfer Equation And Diffusion Theory For Photon Transport In Biological Tissue

Functionalists Reaction to the excesses of the evolutionary and diffusion theories of the 19th century Diffusion theory The movement of an idea/practice/ritual to other centres and thus diffusi...

Anthropology
ANTH 209
Emilie Parent

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