Anthropologists have critiqued the idea that belief, in the form of an individua

Anthropologists have critiqued the idea that belief, in the form of an individua

Anthropologists have critiqued the idea that belief, in the form of an individual commitment to a clear set of propositions, is central to religion. Discuss alternative perspectives on the nature of religious belief.
Refer to the following readings:
Bielo, James S. (2012) ‘Belief, Deconversion, and Authenticity among U.S. Emerging Evangelicals.’ Ethos 40 (3), 258-276.
Buckser, Andrew (2008) ‘Cultural Change and the Meanings of Belief in Jewish Copenhagen.’
Social Analysis: The International Journal of Anthropology 52 (1): 39-55
Cassaniti, Julia (2012) ‘Agency and the Other: The Role of Agency for the Importance of Belief in Buddhist and Christian Traditions.’ Ethos 40 (3): 297-316.
Lindquist, Galina, and Simon Coleman (2008) ‘Introduction: Against Belief?’ Social Analysis: The International Journal of Anthropology 52 (1): 1-18.

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