Science Magic And Religion

Author: Mary Bouquet
Editor: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 9781571815217
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Museums have been recognized as important institutions of western cultural and social life. This volume explores a range of contemporary museums in Europe and Africa. The case studies examine the different ways in which various actors involved in cultural production dramatize and ritualize such sites.

Religion Science And Magic In Concert And In Conflict

Author: Jacob Neusner Professor of Religion University of South Florida
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199729336
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Every culture makes the distinction between "true religion" and magic, regarding one action and its result as "miraculous," while rejecting another as the work of the devil. Surveying such topics as Babylonian witchcraft, Jesus the magician, magic in Hasidism and Kabbalah, and magic in Anglo-Saxon England, these ten essays provide a rigrous examination of the history of this distinction in Christianity and Judaism. Written by such distinguished scholars as Jacob Neusner, Hans Penner, Howard Kee, Tzvi Abusch, Susan R. Garrett, and Moshe Idel, the essays explore a broad range of topics, including how certain social groups sort out approved practices and beliefs from those that are disapproved--providing fresh insight into how groups define themselves; "magic" as an insider's term for the outsider's religion; and the tendency of religious traditions to exclude the magical. In addition the collection provides illuminating social, cultural, and anthropological explanations for the prominence of the magical in certain periods and literature.

Magic Science And Religion And Other Essays

Author: Bronislaw Malinowski
Editor: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1473393124
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This book contains three prolific essays by the world renown polish anthropologist Bronislaw Malinowski. First published in 1926, Magic, Science and Religion provides its readers with a seminal collection of texts exploring the concepts of magic, religion, science, rite and myth, detailing how they interlink to offer exciting and informative insights into the Trobrianders of New Guinea. A must-have for any students of anthropology and collectors of Malinowski’s work, we are republishing this classic work with a new introductory biography of the author.

Magic Science And Religion And Other Essays 1948

Author: Bronislaw Malinowski
Editor: Kessinger Publishing
ISBN: 9781417976386
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This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.

Wonder Shows

Author: Fred Nadis
Editor: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 0813541212
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In Wonder Shows, Fred Nadis offers a colorful history of these traveling magicians, inventors, popular science lecturers, and other presenters of “miracle science” who revealed science and technology to the public in awe-inspiring fashion. The book provides an innovative synthesis of the history of performance with a wider study of culture, science, and religion from the antebellum period to the present.

Magic Science And Religion And The Scope Of Rationality

Author: Stanley J. Tambiah
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521376310
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This accessible and illuminating book explores the classical opposition between magic, science and religion.

A History Of Science Magic And Belief

Author: Steven P. Marrone
Editor: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137029781
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Steven P. Marrone traces the mutual interactions and boundaries of science, religion and magic in medieval and early modern Europe. Woven together, these three narratives help explain the simultaneous emergence of modern science and early modern social order in Europe.

Religion Magic And Science In Early Modern Europe And America

Author: Allison Coudert
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0275996735
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This fascinating study looks at how the seemingly incompatible forces of science, magic, and religion came together in the 15th, 16th, and 17th centuries to form the foundations of modern culture.

Magic Miracles And Religion

Author: Ilkka Pyysiäinen
Editor: Rowman Altamira
ISBN: 9780759106635
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Can scientists study religion? Ilkka Pyysiäinen says that they can. While the study of religion cannot be reduced to other disciplines, it must not ignore what other disciplines have learned about human thought and behavior. In this collection of essays, Pyysiäinen shows how findings from cognitive science can offer new directions to debates in religion. After providing a historical and theoretical overview of the cognitive science of religion, Pyysiäinen demonstrates how knowledge of the mind's workings can help deconstruct such concepts as "god," "ideology," "culture," "magic," "miracles," and "religion." For scholars of religion or for scholars of the mind-brain, Magic, Miracles, and Religion provides a helpful overview to this emerging field.

Magic And The Supernatural In Medieval English Romance

Author: Corinne J. Saunders
Editor: Boydell & Brewer
ISBN: 1843842211
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The themes of magic and the supernatural in medieval romance are here fully explored and put into the context of thinking at the time in this first full study of the subject.