What Is Animism?

What Is Animism? April 27, 2021

Animism comes from the Latin word for ‘soul’ and it is usually associated with religious traditions that are often considered the inverse of big, organized religions with texts, institutions, and doctrine. But is that true? Watch this video to learn more about what animism truly means.

About Andrew Henry
Andrew M. Henry has a PhD from the Graduate Division of Religious Studies at Boston University specializing in Ancient Christianity. Andrew’s research focuses on magical ritual in the late antique Mediterranean with a particular interest in the material evidence of these practices such as ritual space, “magical” artifact assemblages, amulets, and apotropaic inscriptions. You can read more about the author here.

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