Anthropology of Religion
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The Ethnography of Tantra
Presents Tantra from an ethnographic vantage point, through a series of case studies grounded in diverse settings across contemporary Asia.
Christianity and Politics in Tribal India
Chronicles the astonishing and counterintuitive spread of Christianity among a group of previously isolated tribes in a remote and hilly part of Northeastern India.
Christ Returns from the Jungle
An in-depth, ethnographic study of the transnational expansion of Santo Daime, a mystical religious tradition organized around sacramental ingestion of the mind-altering ayahuasca beverage.
Explores the interplay of religion and food in Native American cultures.
Words of Destiny
Investigates the professional practices of astrologers in urban India and their popularity among the educated middle and upper classes.
Till Kingdom Come
The first book to offer a detailed framework, a fine-grained history, and an analytically nuanced understanding of one of the rarest branches of Hindu worship.
Personal Religion and Spiritual Healing
A unique historical study of the personal nature of religion, spirituality, and healing in the twentieth century based on the letters of ordinary people from around the world.
Protestant Christianity in the Indian Diaspora
Captures how Indian Protestant Christians negotiate their religious and cultural identities within the Indian diaspora.
Religious Journeys in India
Explores how religious travel in India is transforming religious identities and self-constructions.
Cambodian Buddhism in the United States
The first comprehensive anthropological description of the Khmer Buddhism practiced by Cambodian refugees in the United States over the past four decades.
Vernacular Catholicism, Vernacular Saints
A collection of Raj’s groundbreaking ethnographic studies of “vernacular” Catholic traditions in Tamil Nadu, India.
Diversity of Sacrifice
Explores sacrificial practices across a range of contexts from prehistory to the present.
Offers new ways of comparing features of the world’s religions.
Becoming an Ancestor
A striking look at the death rituals of an indigenous community in North America.
The Politics of Spirit
A critical look at the development of the phenomenological approach to the study of religion, revealing its evaluative and metaphysical concepts.
Explores the significance of levity and humor in South Asian religious traditions.
The Portugal Journal
The diary of Mircea Eliade, the seminal thinker on religion, during the period he served as a diplomat in Portugal.
Religious Festive Practices in Boston's North End
A comprehensive cultural and historical portrait of Italian American identities in Boston’s North End.
How perceptions of land and space influence social and aesthetic conditions in the Tamil region of India.
Making Virtuous Daughters and Wives
An exploration of Hindu women’s folk religion focusing on goddess worship and women’s rituals.
Religions and Cultures
Synthesis of Mediterraneum’s first seminar.
Deep Ecology and World Religions
Parallels and contrasts values from world religions and those proposed by the environmental perspective of deep ecology.
Paschal Beverly Randolph
This first scholarly work on Randolph includes the full text of his two most important manuscripts on sexual magic.
Because It Gives Me Peace of Mind
Explores the history and nature of vrats (ritual fasts) in text and practice, and the roles these rites play in the lives of Hindu women in North India.
Provides a coherent and defensible interpretation of Eliade's thought which allows less familiar readers to approach Eliade with a greater clarity and precision. Foreword by Mac Linscott Ricketts, a leading translator of Eliade's writings.