Anthropology of Religion

 

It attends to religious life via the study of everyday practices. The focus will be on the types of religious beliefs and religious leaders, especially in small-scale societies.  An exploration of Christianity, Judaism, Islam, or any other major religion is beyond the scope of this tutorial. The anthropology of religion has often centered on those sociocultural elements that are frequently identified as religious: myths, rituals, magic, beliefs about gods and divine beings, taboos, and symbols.