Theologically Engaged Anthropology

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J. Derrick Lemons
  • Oxford, England: 
    Oxford University Press
    , November
     432 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.


After years of discussion within the field of anthropology concerning how to properly engage with theology, a growing number of anthropologists now want to engage with theology as a counterpart in ethnographic dialogue. Theologically Engaged Anthropology focuses on the theological history of anthropology, illuminating deeply held theological assumptions that humans make about the nature of reality, and illustrating how these theological assumptions manifest themselves in society. This volume brings together leading anthropologists and theologians to consider what theology can contribute to cultural anthropology and ethnography. It provides anthropologists and theologians with a rationale and framework for using theology in anthropological research.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

J. Derrick Lemons is an Assistant Professor of Religion at the University of Georgia.



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