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Edward Burnett Tylor

Timothy Larsen

in The Slain God: Anthropologists and the Christian Faith

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199657872
eISBN:
9780191785573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657872.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Theology

Edward Burnett Tylor (1832–1917) is often considered the father of anthropology. This chapter presents Tylor’s main theories in the field of anthropology. One of Tylor’s major areas of interest was ... More


The Olympian Religion

David Bebbington

in The Mind of Gladstone: Religion, Homer, and Politics

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199267651
eISBN:
9780191708220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267651.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Gladstone changed his mind about aspects of Homer during the period when he was writing about the poet. Instead of rejecting the possibility that the poet drew his ideas from nature worship, ... More


The Shadow of God

Jason Ā. Josephson-Storm

in The Myth of Disenchantment: Magic, Modernity, and the Birth of the Human Sciences

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226403229
eISBN:
9780226403533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226403533.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Religion

“The Shadow of God,” highlights a crucially important dialectical movement. It shows how a putative opposition between religion and science, combined with fears of despiritualization and mourning for ... More


Animism and Metaphysics in Pater’s Platonism

Lee Behlman and Kurt Lampe

in Pater the Classicist: Classical Scholarship, Reception, and Aestheticism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198723417
eISBN:
9780191790058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723417.003.0016
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In Plato and Platonism (1893) Walter Pater offers a new, experiential approach to Plato’s metaphysics through his presentation of an animistic religiosity. Adapting Edward Burnett Tylor’s ... More


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