Religion and Magic: Approaches and Theories by Graham CunninghamReligion and Magic: Approaches and Theories by Graham Cunningham

Religion and Magic: Approaches and Theories

byGraham Cunningham

Paperback | February 23, 1999

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This book provides an indispensable survey of many of the key developments in the study of religion and magic over the past one hundred years. During this period the study of the sacred has changed dramatically. It has expanded beyond the traditional confines of theology and philosophy tobecome part of modern subjects such as anthropology, sociology and psychology. Theology, meanwhile, has been joined by newly founded subjects such as religious studies, comparative religions and the history of religions.Concentrating on these new disciplines, the book provides clear, comprehensive and concise summaries of a wide range of leading shcolars' studies of religion and magic, setting their work within the context of the different theoretical approaches they have adopted. The book thus provides anaccessible introduction to many of the principal theoretical developments of the past one hundred years, from the evolutionism of the ninetheenth century to the structuralism of the twentieth century.
Graham Cunningham is a Researcher at the University of Oxford.
Title:Religion and Magic: Approaches and TheoriesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.98 inPublished:February 23, 1999Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0748610138

ISBN - 13:9780748610136