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Anthropologists and the Bible

Kuper, Adam (2016) Anthropologists and the Bible. In: Darnell, Regna and Gleach, Frederic W., (eds.) Local Knowledge, Global Stage. Histories of Anthropology Annual. University of Nebraska Press, Nebraska, USA, pp. 1-30. ISBN 9780803288102

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The anthropology of religion was shaped by – and sought to influence – new understandings of the scriptures. Maintaining an uneasy, often unacknowledged, usually one-sided dialogue with biblical scholarship, the Victorian anthropologists introduced new comparative perspectives. Succeeding schools of anthropology applied their own particular analytical methods. Over a period of 150 years, despite changes in intellectual fashions, the anthropology of the bible has been a testing ground for the anthropology of religion.

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Additional Information: © 2016 the Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska
Divisions: Anthropology
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2017 12:07
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2021 00:35

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