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Native Religions And Cultures Of North America

Author : Lawrence Sullivan
ISBN : 9781441157423
Genre : Religion
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This volume contains insightful essays on significant spiritual moments in eight different Native American cultures: Absaroke/Crow, Creek/Muskogee, Lakota, Mescalero Apache Navajo, Tlingit, Yup'ik, and Yurok.

Native American Religions Of Central And South America

Author : Lawrence Sullivan
ISBN : UTEXAS:059173009917154
Genre : History
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The New World came into being in the Europeans' encounter with the indigenous religions and cultures of Central and South America. Yet these religions remain little known or are filtered through inadequate categories such as "animism," "superstition," or "syncretism." In this volume, an international group of the finest authorities working on the subject provide rich descriptions and provocative interpretations of religious ideas rarely gathered in one place. Since an exhaustive treatment would be impossible (it is estimated that there could be as many as fifteen thousand different South American languages living or extinct), the aim is to illustrate something of the range of religious beliefs and practices through cases that are exemplary. The first part of the book describes the religious views of the Aztec, Maya, and Inca, dating from the time prior to contact with Europeans. The rest of the book treats contemporary cases from the major cultural and geographical areas of Central and South America. Whether the focus is on myth, architecture, ritual celebrations, or shamanic practice, each essay provides a distinctive profile of the culture in question.Contributors include David Carrasco, Edgardo J. Cordeu, Mercedes de la Garza, Alfredo López Austin, Juan Ossia Acuña, Alejandra Siffredi, Lawrence E. Sullivan, Terence Turner, Peter van der Loo, Robin M. Wright, and Reiner Tom Zuidema.

Sacred Paths Of The West

Author : Theodore M Ludwig
ISBN : 9781317344308
Genre : Religion
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This text combines study of the dynamic historical development of each religious tradition with a comparative thematic structure. Students are encouraged to discover and explore the nature of religious experience by comparing basic themes and issues common to all religions, finding connections with their own personal experiences. By sensitively introducing descriptive material within a comparative thematic structure, this text helps students to understand how each religion provides, for its adherents, patterns and meanings that make up a full way of life.

Pagan Theology

Author : Michael York
ISBN : 9780814797389
Genre : Religion
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In Pagan Theology, Michael York situates Paganism—one of the fastest-growing spiritual orientations in the West—as a world religion. He provides an introduction to, and expansion of, the concept of Paganism and provides an overview of Paganism's theological perspective and practice. He demonstrates it to be a viable and distinguishable spiritual perspective found around the world today in such forms as Chinese folk religion, Shinto, tribal religions, and neo-Paganism in the West. While adherents to many of these traditions do not use the word “pagan” to describe their beliefs or practices, York contends that there is an identifiable position possessing characteristics and understandings in common for which the label “pagan” is appropriate. After outlining these characteristics, he examines many of the world's major religions to explore religious behaviors in other religions which are not themselves pagan, but which have pagan elements. In the course of examining such behavior, York provides rich and lively descriptions of religions in action, including Buddhism and Hinduism. Pagan Theology claims Paganism’s place as a world religion, situating it as a religion, a behavior, and a theology.

Native Peoples Of The World An Encylopedia Of Groups Cultures And Contemporary Issues

Author : Steven L. Danver
ISBN : 9781317464006
Genre : History
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This work examines the world's indigenous peoples, their cultures, the countries in which they reside, and the issues that impact these groups.

Encyclopedia Of Native American Shamanism

Author : William S. Lyon (Ph. D.)
ISBN : 0874369339
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Entries identify leaders, shamans, and specific beliefs and practices of various tribes

American Indian Culture And Research Journal

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ISBN : WISC:89082369703
Genre : Indians of North America
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The Sacred Paths

Author : Theodore M. Ludwig
ISBN : UVA:X004913781
Genre : Religion
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This book combines study of the dynamic historical development of each religious tradition with a comparative thematic structure. In this way, the book helps readers to explore each of the major religions as a unique and integral system of meaning and life. At the same time, readers are encouraged to discover and explore the nature of religious experience by comparing basic themes and issues common to all religions. Covering the religions arising from India, China, Japan, and the Mediterranean world, this book introduces the key dimensions of religious experience, outlining the basic human concerns that give rise to religious experience, such as origin and identity, ultimate reality, human nature, and the good life. For anyone interested in exploring the origins and development of the diverse religions of the world.

The Spiritual Legacy Of The American Indian

Author : Joseph Epes Brown
ISBN : 9781933316369
Genre : Religion
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This new and updated edition of Joseph Epes Brown's The Spiritual Legacy of the American Indian contains previously unpublished letters that were written while Brown was living with Black Elk, providing new details and insights about Black Elk's relationship to the Catholic Church and to traditional Lakota spirituality. This commemorative edition includes: 9 previously unpublished photographs; a new introduction by Ake Hultkrantz; a new editors' preface by Marina Brown Weatherly, Elenita Brown, and Michael Oren Fitzgerald; an appendix of unpublished letters while living with Black Elk; a 4-page biography of Joseph Epes Brown; a complete bibliography of Brown's published works; and an index. Book jacket.

My Neighbor S Faith Stories Of Interreligious Encounter Growth And Transformation

Author : Jennifer Howe Peace
ISBN : 9781608331178
Genre : Intercultural communication
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