By George W. Stocking Jr.
" This quantity is probably going to turn out essential to historians of anthropology often and of British anthropology particularly. There are quite a lot of ancient abilities on exhibit, from conventional textual research to old sociology of the main subtle variety, and there's a kind of thorough chronological assurance from the period of classical evolutionism nearly as much as the current. you'll in basic terms wish that historicizing anthropologists will pattern a few of these wares."—Journal of the background of the Behavioral Sciences
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This argument was more "irrationalist" than Frazer's in at least three respects. First, according to the "animistic hypothesis" of Tylor and Frazer, sacred animals, plants, and other objects were the habitation, rather than the embodiment of the gods; and though Smith was not unattracted to this argument, he felt that the drawing of animistic inferences from dreams and their extension to all parts of nature belonged to a later stage in religious evolution. Smith's notion that the sacred object was the embodiment of the god himself belonged to a much earlier stage "in which there was no more difficulty in ascribing living powers and personality to a stone, tree, or animal than to a being of human or superhuman build" (1894:87).
Functionalism Historicized: Essays on British Social Anthropology (History of Anthropology, Volume 2) by George W. Stocking Jr.