Re: Religion: definition of

The Zen Clown (mcm3s@faraday.clas.Virginia.EDU)
Tue, 18 Apr 1995 22:08:07 GMT

Before abusing someone about their lack of knowledge perhaps you should look
at your own. As a student of religion, my undergrad research is on creating
on "new" definition of religion, it is very obvious to me that the poster is
putting forth a very old very tested theory of religion based in Durkheim and
followed by several people, Leach comes to mind.

The defintion may not be complete in describing the institution but it does in
fact have merit, and is a long standing defintion in anthropology. So before
spouting off about fresher texts, perhaps you may want to review some of the
earlier material on the subject? I have found Durkheim as enlightening as
Geertz and Robin Horton and Tylor.

Matthew Micene
Undergrad UVa CLAS IV