Anthropology and Religion [chapter]

Angela Treiber
2022 International Handbook of Practical Theology  
Starting from the anthropologicallyorientatedc onception that culture, as the world of things, and of people'srelationships with them, "does make human subjects what they are" (Scharfe 2002,2 2; o.t.), the issue outlinest he most important theoretical tendencies,m ethodological specificities, and positions in scholarlyd iscussions about culturea nd religion. The focus is on the field of Cultural anthropology/European ethnologya nd in the German-languagef ield once called Volkskunde since the
more » ... e 1950s. This historical view underlines subtextual implications of imprinting through internalised denominational, theological knowledge in the sciences of Religion. Foran ethnographic approach within culturala nthropology, and for analysis from the perspective of historical, social,a nd cultural studies, therei saneed to explore the terminological structures determining these disciplinest oseek to identify how religion becomes visibleasthe object of communication. In this way, we can understand and accept the polyphonya nd hybridity of academic discourse and its practicesi nc onnection with Religion.
doi:10.1515/9783110618150-003 fatcat:hygqlpd5vja5rcinq5csoczzae