This book is a survey summarising the approaches taken to religion and magic by the principal scholars in the preceding and present centuries. It is simple, straightforward and short, with a clear, easy-to-read style. It is the perfect reference tool for students, introducing them to the main theories and debates in a readable and informative manner.
A succinct summary of this complex subject matter. The author does not pretend to have solved the problem of finding one's way through the forests of theoretical approaches to magic and religion. Rather his goal is to wet our appetite and stir the curiosity.
The author's intent is to offer an overview and introduction to the study of the sacred and several scholars. With this intention in mind one must say that he has written a beautiful book.
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