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Religious Studies

This guide provides an overview of resources for the academic study of religion.

Anthropological Approach

Anthropological studies of religion have long constituted some of the most important thinking in the development of religious studies as a field; to some extent, all major theorists of religion can be considered "anthropological" because they all in some way seek to compare and understand "religious" phenomena of various cultures. The anthropology of religion has often centered on those sociocultural elements that are frequently identified as religious: myths, rituals, magic, beliefs about gods and divine beings, taboos, and symbols. 

General Resources

Specialized Studies