Special Issue "Anthropology and Religion"


A special issue of Social Sciences (ISSN 2076-0760).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 July 2014)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Robin M. Wright
Department of Religion, University of Florida, 107C Anderson Hall, Gainesville, FL 32611-7410, USA
Website: http://www.robinmwright.com/
Phone: 352 392 1625
Interests: indigenous religious traditions; anthropology of religion; myth, symbol & ritual

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The principal objectives of this section are (1) to identify the principal currents of thought and research in contemporary Anthropology of Religion; (2) provide a brief, critical history of the discipline from its inception to the present; (3) to discuss in depth the interplay of the so-called world religions and their translations into, revisions by, or transformation by local religious traditions. Special attention will be given to the processes of migration and transnational religions; the globalization of spiritual practices; the intersection of Religion, Medicine, and Health; and finally, the question of Violence and Religion.

Prof. Dr. Robin M. Wright
Guest Editor


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  • history of theory and method
  • religious specialists
  • religion and nature
  • religious movements
  • religious experience
  • theory of myth and ritual
  • cosmology, eschatology, and cosmogony
  • transnationalization of religions
  • religion and medicine

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Last update: 2 January 2014

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