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Ritual and religion in the making of humanity

Rappaport, R.A.

9780521296908 - Ritual and religion in the making of humanity

Artikelomschrijving

Roy Rappaport argues that religion is central to the continuing evolution of life, although it has been been displaced from its original position of intellectual authority by the rise of modern science. His book, which could be construed as in some degree religious as well as about religion, insists that religion can and must be reconciled with science. Combining adaptive and cognitive approaches to the study of humankind, he mounts a comprehensive analysis of religions evolutionary significance, seeing it as co-extensive with the invention of language and hence of culture as we know it. At the same time he assembles the fullest study yet of religions main component, ritual, which constructs the conceptions which we take to be religious and has been central in the making of humanitys adaptation. The text amounts to a manual for effective ritual, illustrated by examples drawn from anthropology, history, philosophy, comparative religion, and elsewhere.

Specificaties

Auteur Rappaport, R.A.
ISBN/EAN 9780521296908
Druk 1
€ 34,26
Verwachte bezorgdatum: 26-03

Artikelomschrijving

Roy Rappaport argues that religion is central to the continuing evolution of life, although it has been been displaced from its original position of intellectual authority by the rise of modern science. His book, which could be construed as in some degree religious as well as about religion, insists that religion can and must be reconciled with science. Combining adaptive and cognitive approaches to the study of humankind, he mounts a comprehensive analysis of religions evolutionary significance, seeing it as co-extensive with the invention of language and hence of culture as we know it. At the same time he assembles the fullest study yet of religions main component, ritual, which constructs the conceptions which we take to be religious and has been central in the making of humanitys adaptation. The text amounts to a manual for effective ritual, illustrated by examples drawn from anthropology, history, philosophy, comparative religion, and elsewhere.

Specificaties

Auteur Rappaport, R.A.
ISBN/EAN 9780521296908
Druk 1