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In Clifford Geertz's book The Interpretation of Cultures  is there a quotation that sums up the author’s view of religion? My essay has to be about Geertz's view of religion so would like a quote that sums up his view

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In part 3 of the book Geertz defines religion as "a cultural system", calling for a wider approach to the study of religion that incorporates modern theory alongside the works of Durkheim, Veber, Freud and Malinowski. By cultural system Geertz means 

an historically transmitted pattern of meanings embodied in symbols,a system of inherited conceptions expressed in symbolic forms by means of which men communicate, perpetuate, and develop their knowledge...

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