Chapter 3. Theoretical Approaches Toward The Study of Religion

3.1 What is religion?

3.2 Edward Burnett Tylor

3.3 Why Magic Works

3.4 Cultural Evolutionism, Animism, and Diffusionism

3.5 Critiquing Tylor

3.7 Robert Marrett and Animatism

3.8 Marxism

3.9 “The Opium of the People”

3.10 Clifford Geertz and Symbolism

3.11 Functionalists on Religion

3.12 Émile Durkheim on Functionalism

3.13 Common Characteristics of Religion

3.14 Taboos

3.15 “Baseball Magic”





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