Defining Magic
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Defining Magic

A Reader
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ISBN-13:
9781908049803
Einband:
Taschenbuch
Erscheinungsdatum:
01.01.2013
Seiten:
320
Autor:
Bernd-Christian Otto
Gewicht:
504 g
Format:
239x174x22 mm
Serie:
Critical Categories in the Study of Religion
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:
Defining Magic is the first volume to assemble key texts that aim at determining the nature of magic, establish its boundaries and key features, and explain its working.The reader brings together seminal writings from antiquity to today.
Introduction SECTION I: HISTORICAL SOURCES Sectional Introduction 1. Alcibiades, Plato (4th century BCE) 2. Laws, Plato (4th century BCE) 3. Historia Naturalis Pliny the Elder, (1st century CE) 4. Enneades, Plotin (3rd century CE) 5. City of God, Augustine (4th/5th century CE) 6. On Christian Doctrine, Augustine (4th/5th century CE) 7. "De magis", Etmologiae, Isidore of Sevilla (7th CE) 8. Suda, Anonymous (10th century) 9. Summa Theologica, Thomas Aquinas (1270) 10. De Occulta Philosophia, Agrippa von Nettesheim (1530) 11. "Magie", Encyclopedie, ou dictionnaire raisonne des sciences, des arts et des metiers, Dennis Diderot (1765) 12. "Magic", Theosophical Glossary, Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (1892) SECTION II: FOUNDATIONAL WORKS OF THE ACADEMIC DEBATE Sectional Introduction 13. Primitive Culture: Researches into the Development of Mythology, Philosophy, Religion, Art, and Custom, Edward B. Tylor (1871) 14. The Golden Bough. A Study in Magic and Religion, James G. Frazer (1900) 15. A General Theory of Magic Marcel Mauss (1902) 16. The Elementary Forms of Religious Life. Emile Durkheim Emile Durkheim (1912) SECTION III: MID TWENTIETH CENTURY APPROACHES TO MAGIC Sectional Introduction 17. Religion in Essence and Manifestation, Gerardus van der Leeuw (1933) 18. Witchcraft, Oracles and Magic among the Azande, Edward E. Evans-Pritchard (1937) 19. Magic, Science and Religion, Bronislaw Malinowski (1948) 20. African Traditional Thought and Western Science, Robin Horton (1967) 21. The Form and Meaning of Magical Acts, Stanley J Tambiah (1973) 22. Culture & Communication Edmund Leach (1976) SECTION IV: CONTEMPORARY VOICES Section Introduction 23. Magical Consciousness: A legitimate form of knowledge?, Susan Greenwood, University of Sussex, UK 24. Magic in Theoretical Practice, Christopher Lehrich, University of Boston, USA 25. Magic Reconsidered: Towards a Scientifically Valid Concept of Magic, Jesper Sorensen, University of Aarhus, Denmark 26. Magic in Ancient Discourse, Kimberley Stratton, Carleton University, Canada 27. Magic and the Play of Power, Randall Styers, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA Bibliography Index
Defining Magic is the first volume to assemble key texts that aim at determining the nature of magic, establish its boundaries and key features, and explain its working.The reader brings together seminal writings from antiquity to today.