The Anthropology of Eastern Religions: Ideas, Organizations, and Constituencies

The Anthropology of Eastern Religions: Ideas, Organizations, and Constituencies

Murray J. Leaf


The world’s “great” religions depend upon traditions of great scholarship, devoted to holding their key texts but additionally to figuring out them and, accordingly, to debating what figuring out itself is and the way top to do it. additionally they have vital public missions of many varieties, and their principles and firms impact many different vital associations, together with govt, legislation, schooling, and kinship. Anthropology of jap Religions: principles, firms, and Constituencies is a comparative survey of the world’s significant non secular traditions as specialist companies and, usually, as social hobbies. Documenting the primary rules at the back of jap spiritual traditions from an anthropological point of view, Murray J. Leaf demonstrates how those principles were utilized in development inner firms that mobilize or fail to mobilize exterior support.

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