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Religion

A Humanist Interpretation

Religion( )
Author: Firth, Raymond
ISBN:978-0-415-12897-1
Publication Date:Nov 1995
Publisher:Routledge
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $63.99
Book Description:

Treats religion as a human art, capable of great intellectual and artistic achievements.Religion:A Humanist Interpretation represents a lifetime's work on the anthropology of religion from a rather unusual personal viewpoint.Raymond Firth treats religion as a human art,capable of great intellectual and artistic achievements,but also of complex manipulation to serve human interests of those who believe in it and operate it.His study is comparative,drawing material from a range of...
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Book Details
Pages:254
Detailed Subjects: Religion / General
Social Science / Sociology Of Religion
Social Science / Anthropology / Cultural & Social
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):13.8 x 21.5 x 1.8 cm
Book Weight:0.318 Kilograms
Author Biography
Firth, Raymond (Author)
Raymond Firth, a New Zealand-born English anthropologist, was Bronislaw Malinowski's successor at the London School of Economics. In 1928 he first visited the tiny island of Tikopia in the Solomons, and his monograph We, the Tikopia (1936) established his fame.

A devoted student of Malinowski, he established no school of anthropological thought, but his productive scholarship and academic statesmanship won him an important reputation in social anthropology.

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