A Companion to the Anthropology of Religion presents acollection of original, ethnographically-informed essays thatexplore the variety of beliefs, practices, and religiousexperiences in the contemporary world and asks how to think aboutreligion as a subject of anthropological inquiry.
* Presents a collection of original, ethnographically-informedessays exploring the wide variety of beliefs, practices, andreligious experiences in the contemporary world
* Explores a broad range of topics including the'perspectivism' debate, the rise of religiousnationalism, reflections on religion and new media, religion andpolitics, and ideas of self and gender in relation to religiousbelief
* Includes examples drawn from different religious traditions andfrom several regions of the world
* Features newly-commissioned articles reflecting the mostup-to-date research and critical thinking in the field, written byan international team of leading scholars
* Adds immeasurably to our understanding of the complexrelationships between religion, culture, society, and theindividual in today's world