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Prayer : text and commentary
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Table of contents :
Contents
Acknowledgements
Presentation, Notes and Referencing
Introduction to an Unfinished Work
Wrestling with the thesis
Personal factors: the influence and demands of
Durkheim
Academic interest in the subject of prayer
The Psychology of Prayer: Segond’s thesis
Disagreement with received anthropological thought: prayer and incantation
Main issues outlined
Conclusion
Notes
References
On Prayer
BOOK I
Chapter 1
General Introduction
Chapter 2
I. A historical review
II. Prayer as a social phenomenon
III. Method
Chapter 3 Initial Definition
I. The rite
II. Prayer
BOOK II
Chapter 1
History of the Question and Delineation of the Subject
I
II
Chapter 2 Do Prayers Exist in Australia?
i
II. The beginnings
Chapter 3 The Formulae of the Intichiuma
I. Introduction
II. The intichiumas of the Arunta
Notes
Mauss’s Review of Segond's Book on Prayer
Some Concluding Anthropological Reflections
Mauss’s analysis
Prayer and Aboriginal religion
Prayer in the study of Aboriginal religion: a continuing absence?
Conclusion
References
Index

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