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Academic Bulletin Religion - 2008-09 - 297 REL 297

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REL 297 Anthropology of Religion

A seminar examining the various ways anthropology describes and interprets religious phenomena. The course investigates anthropological theories of religion, and examines how these theories apply to specific religions in diverse contexts. Particular attention is paid to the social and symbolic functions of beliefs and rituals and to the religious importance of myths, symbols, and cosmology.

Credits: 1