Religion in Five Minutes - Aaron W. Hughes

Religion in Five Minutes - Aaron W. Hughes

25. Are there any religions that do not have official leaders?

Religion in Five Minutes - Aaron W. Hughes

Jason W.M. Ellsworth [+-]
Dalhousie University/ University of Prince Edward Island
Jason W. M. Ellsworth, a doctoral student in the Social Anthropology at Dalhousie University, is a lecturer in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Prince Edward Island. His research interests include the anthropology of food, Buddhism in Canada, marketing and economy, transnationalism, and Orientalism.


Religion in Five Minutes provides an accessible and lively introduction to the questions about religion and religious behaviour that interest most of us, whether or not we personally identify with -- or practice -- a religion. Suitable for beginning students and the general reader, the book offers more than 60 brief essays on a wide range of fascinating questions about religion and its study, such as: How did religion start? What religion is the oldest? Who are the Nones? Why do women seem to play lesser roles in many religions? What’s the difference between a religion and a cult? Is Europe less religious than North America? Is Buddhism a philosophy? How do we study religions of groups who no longer exist? Each essay is written by a leading authority and offers succinct, insightful answers along with suggestions for further reading, making the book an ideal starting point for classroom use or personal browsing.

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Ellsworth, Jason. 25. Are there any religions that do not have official leaders?. Religion in Five Minutes. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 103-105 Aug 2017. ISBN 9781781794654. Date accessed: 02 Mar 2024 doi: 10.1558/equinox.32999. Aug 2017

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