Units of Study

ANTH2667 - The Anthropology of Religion

Semester 1, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Ryan Schram


This Unit will examine various ways anthropologists have theorised religious belief and practice, and we will challenge these ideas by looking at the vast diversity of religious forms. Starting with the major theories of Durkheim, Weber and others, the Unit will focus on what anthropologists have identified as the key elements of religious forms cross-culturally. It will also look at debates around these ideas. Special emphasis will be put on the continuing salience of religious ideas and identities in modernity.


10x100wd reflections (15%), 1x1500wd essay (30%), 1x2000wd research essay (45%), tutorial participation (10%).


2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week


12 junior credit points of Anthropology


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