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Author: Ward Hunt Goodenough
Publisher: American Philosophical Society
Keywords: tradition, chuuk, religious, christian, brow, pre, heaven
Number of Pages: 454
Published: 2002
ISBN-10: 0871692465
ISBN-13: 9780871692467

For the people of Chuuk and for students of religion and Micronesian culture, this book pulls together and makes available in English the somewhat scattered published accounts (largely in German), along with Goodenough's own (as yet unpublished) information about religious beliefs and ritual practices in pre-Christian Chuuk. The materials are presented in a way that seeks to document and illustrate a particular approach, a functional one, to understanding the kinds of human concerns that give rise to religious behavior. Simply to describe traditional beliefs and rituals without the relevant so

Author: G. C. Van De Bruinhorst
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Keywords: hajj, sacrifices, tanga, tanzania, idd, discourses, voices, kill, animals, islamic, raise
Number of Pages: 585
Published: 2007-12
ISBN-10: 9053569464
ISBN-13: 9789053569467

This research analyses how groups of people in Tanga discursively construct Islam by animal slaughter. Central to the project are the sometimes conflicting tendencies of grounding ritual practice in authoritative texts and constructing ethnic, social, and religious identity through ritual practices. The discourse on and the practice of daily animal slaughter at the abattoir, sacrifice as part of the annual hajj, the slaughter of sheep after the birth or death of a child, and the Swahili New Year sacrifice all reproduce assumptions of what Islam and Islamic behaviour should be.

Author: Clement A. Miles
Publisher: Forgotten Books
Keywords: tradition, ritual, christmas
Number of Pages: 348
Published: 1912
ISBN-10: 1605068144
ISBN-13: 9781605068145

Author: Karen Paige
Publisher: University of California Press
Keywords: ritual, reproductive, politics
Number of Pages: 396
Published: 1981
ISBN-10: 0520030710
ISBN-13: 9780520030718

Author: Peter T. Markman
Publisher: University of California Press
Keywords: mesoamerica, metaphor, image, spirit, masks
Number of Pages: 304
Published: 1989
ISBN-10: 0520064186
ISBN-13: 9780520064188

Drawing on secondary works in archaeology, art history, folklore, ethnohistory, ethnography, and literature, the authors maintain that the mask is the central metaphor for the Mesoamerican concept of spiritual reality. Covers the long history of the use of the ritual mask by the peoples who created and developed the mythological tradition of Mesoamerica. Chapters: (1) the metaphor of the mask in Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica: the mask as the God, in ritual, and as metaphor; (II) metaphoric reflections of the cosmic order; and (III) the metaphor of the mask after the conquest: syncretism; the Pre-C

Author: Teya Schaffer
Publisher: Tabor Sarah Books
Keywords: mourning, love, poems, drowning, ritual
Number of Pages: 68
Published: 1999-03-01
ISBN-10: 0935079181
ISBN-13: 9780935079180

Author: Jessie Laidlay Weston
Publisher: Forgotten Books
Keywords: grail, legend, holy, history, romance, ritual
Number of Pages: 182
ISBN-10: 1605064793
ISBN-13: 9781605064796
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