Part I Descriptions: definition; classification; comparison; interpretation. Part II Explanations: structure; exchange; social formations; rationality; cognition; origin; myth; ritual; gender; sacred; manifestation; world building; body; projection; depravation; stratification; intellect; ethnicity; experience. Part III Locations: modernism; romanticism; nationalism; colonialism; postmodernism; culture; discourse; ideology.
Willi Braun is Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Alberta, Canada.
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