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But this gives no justification for us to ignore the valuable insights anthropology can provide and to remain naive in our knowledge of human beings in their cultural contexts. The candidate should be prepared to teach Theories and Methods in the Study of Religion, as well as three other courses per year, one of which will usually be at the graduate level. There have been many studies of value systems, which give a culture what has been called its “configuration,” or of the personality types prized or rejected by each culture, or of the “national characteristics” of certain modern societies.

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