Magic and religion

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Magical thinking in various forms is a cultural universal and an important aspect of religion.wikipedia
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Anthropology of religion

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The complete continuity between magic and religion has been a postulate of modern anthropology at least since early 1930s.

Magic in the Graeco-Roman world

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Magical thinking

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Magical thinking in various forms is a cultural universal and an important aspect of religion.

Cultural universal

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Magical thinking in various forms is a cultural universal and an important aspect of religion.

Religion

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Magical thinking in various forms is a cultural universal and an important aspect of religion.

Animism

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Magic is prevalent in all societies, regardless of whether they have organized religion or more general systems of animism or shamanism.

Monotheism

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Religion and magic became conceptually separated with the development of western monotheism, where the distinction arose between supernatural events sanctioned by mainstream religious doctrine (miracles) and magic rooted in folk belief or occult speculation.

Miracle

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Religion and magic became conceptually separated with the development of western monotheism, where the distinction arose between supernatural events sanctioned by mainstream religious doctrine (miracles) and magic rooted in folk belief or occult speculation.

Anthropology

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It is a postulate of modern anthropology, at least since early 1930s, that there is complete continuity between magic and religion.

Robert Ranulph Marett

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Robert Ranulph Marett (1932) Faith, Hope and Charity in Primitive Religion, in Gifford Lectures.

Gifford Lectures

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Robert Ranulph Marett (1932) Faith, Hope and Charity in Primitive Religion, in Gifford Lectures.

Marcel Mauss

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Early sociological interpretations of magic by Marcel Mauss and Henri Hubert emphasized the social conditions in which the phenomenon of magic develops.

Henri Hubert

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Early sociological interpretations of magic by Marcel Mauss and Henri Hubert emphasized the social conditions in which the phenomenon of magic develops.

Ralph Merrifield

Ralph Merrifield, the British archaeologist credited as producing the first full-length volume dedicated to a material approach to magic, defined the differences between religion and magic:

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Ralph Merrifield, the British archaeologist credited as producing the first full-length volume dedicated to a material approach to magic, defined the differences between religion and magic:

Material culture

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Ralph Merrifield, the British archaeologist credited as producing the first full-length volume dedicated to a material approach to magic, defined the differences between religion and magic:

Ritual

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Both magic and religion contain rituals.

Shamanism

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Magic is prevalent in all societies, regardless of whether they have organized religion or more general systems of animism or shamanism.

Judaism

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This may have been long ago, as a folk tradition that died out with the establishment of a major world religion, such as Judaism, Christianity, Islam or Buddhism, or it may still co-exist with that world religion.

Christianity

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This may have been long ago, as a folk tradition that died out with the establishment of a major world religion, such as Judaism, Christianity, Islam or Buddhism, or it may still co-exist with that world religion.

Islam

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This may have been long ago, as a folk tradition that died out with the establishment of a major world religion, such as Judaism, Christianity, Islam or Buddhism, or it may still co-exist with that world religion.

Buddhism

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This may have been long ago, as a folk tradition that died out with the establishment of a major world religion, such as Judaism, Christianity, Islam or Buddhism, or it may still co-exist with that world religion.