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Author Morgan, David, 1957- author.

Title The thing about religion : an introduction to the material study of religions / David Morgan.

Publication Info. Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2021]

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Description 1 online resource
text file
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "Common views of religion typically focus on the beliefs and meanings derived from revealed scriptures, ideas, and doctrines. David Morgan has led the way in radically broadening that framework to encompass the understanding that religions are fundamentally embodied, material forms of practice. This concise primer shows readers how to study what has come to be termed 'material religion' the ways religious meaning is enacted in the material world" -- Provided by publisher.
Contents Introduction: How materiality matters to the study of religion -- Part I: theories and definitions. How some theories of religion dematerialize it -- What is the material study of religion? -- How religions happen materially -- Part II: Studying material religion. The power of things: A history of magic wands -- Notre-Dame de Paris: Religion and time -- Words and things -- Conclusion: Things, networks, and agents.
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Subject Religion and culture.
Religion and culture.
Material culture -- Religious aspects.
Material culture -- Religious aspects.
Space and time -- Religious aspects.
Space and time -- Religious aspects.
Religion -- Study and teaching.
Religion -- Study and teaching.
RELIGION / History.
Other Form: Print version: Morgan, David, 1957- Thing about religion. Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2021] 9781469662824 (DLC) 2020044340 (OCoLC)1196244549
ISBN 9781469662855 (electronic book)
146966285X (electronic book)
9781469662824 (hardcover)
1469662825 (hardcover)
9781469662831 (paperback)
1469662833 (paperback)