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us: Anthropology of religion


  • Here are entered works on the branch of learning that treats religion from an anthropological perspective. This heading may be divided geographically for works on this branch of learning in a specific place. Works on the religion of particular ethnic groups are entered under the name of the group subdivided by [Religion. Works on the theology of humankind are entered under Theological anthropology.]

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    • us: Religious anthropology
  • Broader Terms

  • Sources

    • found: Work cat.: Burkard, Franz-Peter. Anthropologie der Religion, c2005.
    • found: Seymour-Smith, Charlotte. Dictionary of anthropology, 1986: p. 242 (religion, anthropology of; anthropology of religion)
    • found: Baer, Hans A. Medical anthropology and the world system, 1997: p. vii (anthropologists who study religious beliefs and practices generally refer to their subdiscipline as the "anthropology of religion" rather than "religious anthropology")
    • found: Google search, Jan. 9, 2006 (organization: Society for the Anthropology of Religion; also numerous college courses entitled Anthropology of religion)
  • LC Classification

    • GN470-GN474
  • General Notes

    • Here are entered works on the branch of learning that treats religion from an anthropological perspective. This heading may be divided geographically for works on this branch of learning in a specific place. Works on the religion of particular ethnic groups are entered under the name of the group subdivided by [Religion. Works on the theology of humankind are entered under Theological anthropology.]
  • Change Notes

    • 2005-11-28: new
    • 2006-01-26: revised
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