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- DescriptionTraces mortuary behavior from the early fossil record to modern religious contexts in diverse cultural settings. In this book, by using archival and ethnographic evidence from Buddhist traditions, the author offers the disparity between doctrines that contradict actual practices performed by Buddhists themselves.
- Author BiographyThe Author: William W. McCorkle, Jr. is an evolutionary and cognitive anthropologist interested in ritual, language, and communication. He earned his Ph.D. from the Institute of Cognition and Culture at Queen's University in Belfast, one of the world's premiere centers for research on cognition, culture, and religion. He has conducted fieldwork in India and Japan and devised original experiments to test his theory on the ritualized burial of dead bodies by humans. He regularly gives papers and presentations internationally on ritual and human behavior. Most recently, he has served as Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri.
- Author(s)William W. McCorkle
- PublisherPeter Lang Publishing Inc
- Date of Publication24/02/2010
- GenreReligion: Comparative, General & Reference
- Series TitleToronto Studies in Religion
- Series Part/Volume Number30
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- First Published2010
- ImprintPeter Lang Publishing Inc
- Content Noteill.
- Weight410 g
- Width160 mm
- Height230 mm
- Edition StatementNew edition
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