The Archaeology of Ritual and Magic

The Archaeology of Ritual and Magic

Ralph Merrifield systematically examines the evidence from prehistoric times to the present and demonstrates that all through the fundamental changes of belief--from primitive animism to Christianity to scientific rationalism--the same kinds of simple ritual have survived because they answer deep human needs.

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The Archaeology of Ritual and Magic
Language: en
Pages: 224
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