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Contemporary Western Ethnography and the Definition of Religion

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    by M D Stringer

    Contemporary Western Ethnography and the Definition of Religion

    Hardcover, Continuum
    2008
    English
    128 pages

    ISBN: 0826499783
    ISBN-13: 9780826499783

    Is a person sitting next to a grave of a loved one, talking to the deceased person, engaging in a religious act? Many traditional definitions of religion would probably say no. However, the research that forms the basis of this book suggests that such activity is very widespread in contemporary Britain and the author aims to argue that it is probably much more typical of a fundamental religious act than much of what happens in churches, synagogues or mosques. Beginning with the definitions of religion provided by a number ... Show more

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