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Professor Douglas Davies FBA

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About this Fellow

The anthropology and sociology of ritual, symbolism, belief, and emotions. Mormonism; mortality, and funerary practices of burial and cremation. The theology of death. The relationship between anthropology and theology

Website: https://www.dur.ac.uk/theology.religion/staff/profile/?id=663

Appointments

Current post

  • Professor in the Study of Religion, and Director of the Centre for Death and Life Studies, Durham University

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