4.twentieth.century.theories.of.religion.stud

4.twentieth.century.theories.of.religion.stud - Annemarie...

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Annemarie de Waal Malefijt, Religion and Culture Questions on chapter 4, “20th century theories of religion” The major trend in the early 20 th century study of religion was a shift from ________ to ________. The two figures who shaped anthropology in Great Britain in the early 20 th century were _______ and ________, who in their approach to religion had been more influenced by the functionalist approach of ________ than the evolutionist approach of _______. Alfred R. Radcliffe-Brown (d. 1945) was one of the first students of religion who actually did fieldwork. He did fieldwork in _________, _________, and _______. Basing his study of society and religion on biological analogies, his three key concepts were ______, _____, and _____. His core working hypothesis was that each feature of social life has a ______ which contributes to maintenance of ________. The main purpose of research, in his view, was to discover __________. As for religion, he assumed that the function of ritual was to ____________ on which social unity depends. Bronislaw Malinowski (d. 1942) is best known for his fieldwork among the ___________. Though he was also interested in the functions of religion, his view of “function” was not the
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