ANT 3241 Lecture 2: Chapter 1 Review Notes

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ANT 3241
Steven Mizrach

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Analytic Definition A definition that focuses on the way religion manifests itself or is expressed in a culture Functional Definition A definition that is based on the role that religion plays in a society Essentialist Definition A definition that looks at the essential nature of religion Sacred An attitude wherein the subject or object is set apart from the normal, everyday world and is entitled to reverence and respect Animism A belief in spirit beings Evolutionary Approach An approach that focuses on the question of when and how religion began and how it developed through time Developed in the late 1800s Animatism The belief in an impersonal supernatural power Functional Approach An approach that is based on the function or role that religion plays in a society Collective Conscious
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