Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion

An Anthropological Study of the Supernatural

Author: Pamela A. Moro,James Edward Myers,Arthur C. Lehmann

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

ISBN: 9780073405216

Category: Social Science

Page: 556

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This comparative reader takes an anthropological approach to the study of religious beliefs, both strange and familiar. The engaging articles on all key issues related to the anthropology of religion grab the attention of students, while giving them an excellent foundation in contemporary ideas and approaches in the field. The multiple authors included in each chapter represent a range of interests, geographic foci, and ways of looking at each subject. Divided into ten chapters, this book begins with a broad view of anthropological ways of looking at religion, and moves on to some of the core topics within the subject, such as myth, ritual, and the various types of religious specialists.

Magic, witchcraft, and religion

an anthropological study of the supernatural

Author: Arthur C. Lehmann,James Edward Myers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 482

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A comparative reader that takes an anthropological approach to the study of religious beliefs, both strange and familiar.

Die Mystik und die Sinne

Eine religionshistorische Untersuchung am Beispiel Bernhards von Clairvaux

Author: Marvin Döbler

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 3525540191

Category: Religion

Page: 251

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Religionswissenschaft und Mystik – geht das?

Human Sacrifice and the Supernatural in African History

Author: Mbogoni, Lawrence E.Y.

Publisher: Mkuki na Nyota Publishers

ISBN: 9987082424

Category: Social Science

Page: 270

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Since time immemorial, human beings the world over have sought answers to the vexing questions of their origins, sickness, death and after death; the meaning of natural phenomena such as earthquakes, eclipses of the sun and moon, birth of twins etc. and how to protect themselves from such mysterious events. They invented God and gods and the occult sciences (witch craft, divination and soothsaying) in order to seek the protection of supernatural powers while individuals used them to gain power to dominate others and to accumulate wealth. Human sacrifice was one way in which they sought to expiate the gods for what they believed were punishments for their transgressions. One example, the Ghana Asante Kingdom's very origins are associated with human sacrifice. On the eve of war against Denkyira, individuals volunteered themselves to be sacrificed in order to guarantee victory. Later, human sacrifice in Asante was mainly politically motivated as kings and religious leaders offered human sacrifice in remembrance of their ancestral spirits and to seek their protection against their enemies. The Asante Kingdom is one of several examples included in this study of human sacrifice and ritual killing on the African continent. Case studies include practices in Sierra Leone, Tanzania (Mainland), Zanzibar, Uganda and Swaziland. Advertisements relating to the occult was a common feature of Drum magazine, the popular South African magazine in Southern, Eastern and Central Africa in late years of colonial and early years of postcolonial periods, indicating a wide belief in these practices among the people in these countries? Each case examined is introduced by an expose of folklore that puts in perspective beliefs in the supernatural and how folklore continues to perpetuate them. Through careful study of these select cases, this book highlights general features of human sacrifice which recur with striking uniformity in all parts of sub Saharan Africa, and why they persist until today. He draws upon extensive written sources to expose these practices in other cultures including those in Western societies.

Magical Thinking

History, Possibility and the Idea of the Occult

Author: Stuart McWilliams

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441116974

Category: History

Page: 200

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Examining how scholarly writing has contended or conspired with discourses of enchantment from the Middle Ages to the present.

Encountering the New Testament (Encountering Biblical Studies)

A Historical and Theological Survey

Author: Walter A. Elwell,Robert W. Yarbrough

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 144124476X

Category: Religion

Page: 448

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Studying the New Testament can be an exciting--and intimidating--experience. This readable survey is designed to make the adventure less daunting and more rewarding. Two experienced classroom teachers offer a new edition of their bestselling and award-winning textbook, now with updated content and a new interior design. Other distinguishing features include: • abundant images, maps, and charts--all in full color • sidebars that address ethical and theological concerns and provide primary source material • focus boxes isolating key issues • chapter outlines, learning objectives, and summaries • study questions Students of the New Testament will find this introductory text both informative and engaging. An accompanying website through Baker Academic's Textbook eSources offers a wide array of resources for students and professors. Resources for students include flash cards, self quizzes, and introductory videos. Resources for professors include discussion questions, suggestions for class activities, PowerPoint slides, an instructor's manual, and a test bank.

Children as Decision Makers in Education

Sharing Experiences Across Cultures

Author: Sue Cox,Caroline Dyer,Anna Robinson-Pant,Michele Schweisfurth

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441122079

Category: Education

Page: 192

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Since the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, there has been an increasing recognition globally that children need to have more say in their education. Children as Decision Makers in Education looks at how children can actively participate in decision-making. It builds upon previous research into student voice and decision-making, citizenship education in the school curriculum and work with children as researchers. This insightful collection is forward-looking, bringing together cross-cultural experiences and supporting individuals or groups to work collaboratively in the future.

The Oxford Handbook of Theology, Sexuality, and Gender

Author: Adrian Thatcher

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191641103

Category: Religion

Page: 768

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The Oxford Handbook of Theology, Sexuality, and Gender presents an unrivalled overview of the theological study of sexuality and gender. Not merely contentious and pervasive topics, sexuality and gender have escalated in importance within theology. Theologians increasingly agree that even the very doctrine of God cannot be contemplated without a prior grappling with each. Featuring 41 newly-commissioned essays, written by the foremost scholars in the discipline, this authoritative collection presents and develops the latest thinking in the area. Divided into eight thematic sections, the Handbook explores key methodological approaches, concepts, and issues, as well as current controversies within various denominations. Selected essays draw on reason as a distinct source of theology, discussing evolutionary biology and behavioural genetics, psychology, anthropological research, philosophical research, and queer theory. It examines the history of in theologies of sexuality and gender, with close analysis of the Bible and the Christian tradition. The final section considers theology in relation to different expressions of sexual identities. This volume is an essential reference for students and scholars, which will also stimulate further research.

Religion at Play

A Manifesto

Author: André Droogers

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630875066

Category: Religion

Page: 186

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- Is a powerful position a guarantee that a religion will continue? - Does God take sides in religious power struggles? - Can God survive religious exclusivity and diversity? - Is God migrating from "out there" to "in here"? - Is religion sustainable in the long run? In seeking answers to these questions, this book explores the possibilities afforded by playful religion. Religion has playful origins, but this aspect is forgotten as soon as institutional power becomes self-serving instead of subservient. Power changes the very essence of religion. Virtually all religions are distorted versions of a playful original. Institutionalization is religion's curse, not its blessing. Apparent success hides the failure of religion to be faithful to its original intent. This book helps find the way back from bordering to inclusivity and openness.

Autism and Spirituality

Psyche, Self and Spirit in People on the Autism Spectrum

Author: Olga Bogdashina

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 085700591X

Category: Psychology

Page: 272

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Olga Bogdashina argues persuasively that, contrary to popular belief, spirituality plays a vital role in the lives of many people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Drawing on interdisciplinary research from fields as diverse as psychology, philosophy, anthropology, linguistics, neuroscience and religion, as well as first-hand experiences of people on the spectrum, she shows how people with ASD experience their inner worlds and sense of self, and how this shapes the spiritual dimension of their lives and vice versa. She presents a coherent framework for understanding the routes of spiritual development and 'spiritual giftedness' within this group, offering insights that will inform understanding of how to support and nurture spiritual wellbeing in people with ASDs. This book gives a voice to both verbal and non-verbal individuals on the autism spectrum whose spiritual experiences, though often unconventional, are meaningful and profound. It is essential reading for all those interested in the spiritual wellbeing of this group, including pastoral carers and counsellors, ministers of religion, spiritual leaders, parents and carers and individuals on the autism spectrum.

The Anthropology of Religion, Magic, and Witchcraft -- Pearson eText

Author: Rebecca L Stein,Philip Stein

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317350219

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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This concise introductory textbook emphasizes the major concepts of both anthropology and the anthropology of religion. It is aimed at students encountering anthropology for the first time. Reviewers describe the text as vivid, rich, user-friendly, accessible, and well-organized. The Anthropology of Religion, Magic, and Witchcraft examines religious expression from a cross-cultural perspective while incorporating key theoretical concepts. In addition to providing a basic overview of anthropology, including definition of key terms and exposure to ethnographies, the text exposes students to the varying complexity of world religions.

The Anthropology of Religion, Magic, and Witchcraft

Author: Rebecca Stein,Philip L. Stein

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1315532166

Category:

Page: 310

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This concise and accessible textbook introduces students to the anthropological study of religion. Stein and Stein examine religious expression from a cross-cultural perspective and expose students to the varying complexity of world religions. The chapters incorporate key theoretical concepts and a rich range of ethnographic material. The fourth edition of The Anthropology of Religion, Magic, and Witchcraft offers: • increased coverage of new religious movements, fundamentalism, and religion and conflict/violence; • fresh case study material with examples drawn from around the globe; • further resources via a comprehensive companion website. This is an essential guide for students encountering anthropology of religion for the first time.

Tabu

verdrängte Probleme und erlittene Wirklichkeit : Themen aus der lippischen Sozialgeschichte

Author: Sabine Klocke-Daffa

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783936225174

Category: Lippe (Germany)

Page: 479

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Anthropology

The Exploration of Human Diversity, with Living Anthropology Student CD and PowerWeb

Author: Conrad Phillip Kottak

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages

ISBN: 9780073137476

Category: Social Science

Page: 864

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The new edition of Kottak's best selling text continues to offer a holistic introduction to anthropology that approaches the course from a four-field perspective. To emphasize anthropology's integrated and comparative nature, "Bringing It All Together" essays show how anthropology's sub-fields and dimensions combine to interpret and explain a common topic. Another distinctive feature, "Understanding Ourselves," illustrates the relevance of anthropological facts and theories to students' everyday lives. In addition, every new copy of the eleventh edition is packaged free with a new student CD-ROM as well as PowerWeb!