Conceptualizing Religion: Immanent Anthropologists, Transcendent Natives, And Unbounded Categories

Conceptualizing Religion Immanent Anthropologists Transcendent Natives And Unbounded Categories How might we transform a folk category in this case religion into a analytical category suitable for cross cultural research In this volume the author addresses that question He critically explores v

  • Title: Conceptualizing Religion: Immanent Anthropologists, Transcendent Natives, And Unbounded Categories
  • Author: Benson Saler
  • ISBN: 9781571812193
  • Page: 455
  • Format: Paperback
  • How might we transform a folk category in this case religion into a analytical category suitable for cross cultural research In this volume, the author addresses that question He critically explores various approaches to the problem of conceptualizing religion, particularly with respect to certain disciplinary interests of anthropologists He argues that the conceptHow might we transform a folk category in this case religion into a analytical category suitable for cross cultural research In this volume, the author addresses that question He critically explores various approaches to the problem of conceptualizing religion, particularly with respect to certain disciplinary interests of anthropologists He argues that the concept of family resemblances, as that concept has been refined and extended in prototype theory in the contemporary cognitive sciences, is the most plausible analytical strategy for resolving the central problem of the book In the solution proposed, religion is conceptualized as an affair of or less rather than a matter of yes or no, and no sharp line is drawn between religion and non religion.

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