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AN3205: Anthropology of Religion, Ritual, and Myth – Professor Tilghman Reading: Bielo Chapter 1 “What is Religion?” Questions: 1. Bielo presents 9 different definitions of “religion” from anthropologists through time, summarizing them on page 12 in a table. What does Bielo argue is worthwhile about comparing definitions, or defining this concept at all? What important observations does he make when comparing the 9 definitions (p13)?

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