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Divergent Modes of Religiosity and Armed Struggle  

Harvey Whitehouse and Brian McQuinn

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Jan 2013
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Mar 2013
This chapter investigates one of the most powerful mechanisms by which groups may be formed, inspired, and coordinated—ritual—which may be defined as normative behavior with an ... More

Jewish Folklore and Ethnography  

Galit Hasan-Rokem

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Dec 2004
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Sep 2009
This article describes folklore as a unique form of cultural creativity and expression and discusses Jewish folklore through the ages and the scholarship of Jewish folklore. Folklore is a ... More

Religion and Violence from an Anthropological Perspective  

Pamela J. Stewart and Andrew Strathern

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Jan 2013
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Mar 2013
This chapter reviews a variety of anthropological approaches to religion from the work of Emile Durkheim through the contemporary cognitive theory of mind. It specifically investigates the ... More

Ritual, Religion, and Violence: An Evolutionary Perspective  

Candace S. Alcorta and Richard Sosis

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Jan 2013
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Mar 2013
This chapter, which discusses the association between religion and violence, also addresses why suicide terrorists are willing to offer their lives for their life-affirming religions. ... More

Video Games and Religion  

Rachel Wagner

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Sep 2015
This article identifies key features of the comparison between video games and religion, focusing on contemporary video games based on specific ancient apocalypses including “The Book of ... More

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