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A spouse to the Anthropology of Religion provides a set of unique, ethnographically-informed essays that discover the diversity of ideals, practices, and spiritual studies within the modern international and asks how you can take into consideration faith as an issue of anthropological inquiry.

  • Presents a set of unique, ethnographically-informed essays exploring the big variety of ideals, practices, and spiritual studies within the modern world
  • Explores a large diversity of issues together with the ‘perspectivism’ debate, the increase of non secular nationalism, reflections on faith and new media, faith and politics, and ideas of self and gender with regards to non secular belief
  • Includes examples drawn from diversified non secular traditions and from a number of areas of the world
  • Features newly-commissioned articles reflecting the main up to date examine and significant considering within the box, written by means of a world crew of major scholars
  • Adds immeasurably to our knowing of the complicated relationships among faith, tradition, society, and the person in today’s world

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