Glazier's ^IHandbook^R will soon become a standard in the field of the anthropology of religion. The contributions are all first-rate, intellectually sophisticated, and challenging. Highly recommended.
[Glazier] reveals the state of anthropology of religion as it is, warts and all. There is something here to offend everyone, and something to delight everyone, too. Most important, the cumulative reading of this Handbook will inform any reader of much that he/she did not know, and challenge him or her to ponder it again and again.
Glazier has done a masterful job of producing a reference work for those ineterested in researching the anthropology of religion....Glazier's Handbook will soon become a standard in the field of the anthropology of religion. The contributions are all first-rate, intellectually sophisticated, and challenging. Highly recommended.
I was most satisfied with Glazier's ^IHandbook^R. In revealing the state of the anthropology of religion as it is, warts and all, this volume offers something to delight, and to offend, everyone. Any reader will learn something new from it while being challenged to ponder the familiar in new ways.
The handbook certainly meets its threefold goal. I like the modesty of most the articles, which, at the same time, are very critical, challenging established opinions and understandings within the anthropology of religion. I can recommend ^IAnthropology of Religion: A Handbook^R to all students of religion as compulsory reading.
Glazier must be commended, not only for his superb introduction, but also for reviving anthropological interests in religion.
[P]ractical guide for professional anthropologists and graduate students preparing to undertake primary research in the anthropology of religion.