Explorations in the anthropology of religion

Essays in Honour of Jan van Baal

  • Editors
  • W. E. A. Van Beek
  • J. H. Scherer

Part of the Verhandelingen book series (VKIV)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N1-5
  2. Theory and Method

  3. Melanesian and Australian Religions

  4. Religion in Change

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 213-213
    2. H. U. E. Thoden van Velzen, W. van Wetering
      Pages 215-233
    3. G. W. Locher
      Pages 234-246
    4. J. D. J. Waardenburg
      Pages 247-279
  5. Erratum

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 296-303

About this book


This Festschrift is dedicated to Prof. Dr. J. van Baal on the occasion of his retirement from the chair of cultural anthropology at the University of Utrecht. The essays presented here are written by fellow scholars in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the field of anthropology. In order to arrange the papers araund a theme that has never ceased to fascinate van Baal, we have asked the contributors to concentrate on a rel­ igious subject. Within this broad area no specific topics have been solicit­ ed, and the authors-- mainly fellow anthropologists and students of relig­ ion-- have been able to pursue their own personal interests in the articles. Nevertheless, when the papers were collected, we found it possible to group them under three headings, each of which represents a facet of ·1an Baal's enduring interests. Of course, some overlap is inevitable, as it is in any categorisation of heterogeneaus items. The topics of the three sections by no means represent an exhaustive inventory of all fields van Baal has successfully explored. The focus on religion necessarily leaves out many problems van Baal has actively occ- ied hirnself with during his many-sided career. Thus the academic stance of the Festschrift in no way pays tribute to his prolonged concern with admi.


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Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1975
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
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  • Print ISBN 978-90-247-1787-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-4902-2
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