This concise and accessible textbook introduces students to the anthropological study of religion. Stein and Stein examine religious expression from a cross-cultural perspective and expose students to the varying complexity of world religions. The chapters incorporate key theoretical concepts and a rich range of ethnographic material.
The fourth edition of The Anthropology of Religion, Magic, and Witchcraft offers:
• increased coverage of new religious movements, fundamentalism, and religion and conflict/violence;
• fresh case study material with examples drawn from around the globe;
• further resources via a comprehensive companion website.
This is an essential guide for students encountering anthropology of religion for the first time.